Earlier this year, BBC One broadcast three sitcom pilots; Tim Vine Travels Through Time, Static and Mister Winner which is set to return in 2018 for a six-part series.
Mister Winner, written by Matt Morgan, stars Spencer Jones as the ironically named Leslie Winner, who despite all the best intentions is forever finding himself in disastrous situations.
Leslie was last seen winning the heart, and hand in marriage, of his girlfriend Jemma Smith, played by Aimee-Ffion Edwards, but not before his elaborate plan to propose from within a shark tank took a turn for the worse!
Speaking about being given a series, Spencer Jones says:
“The pilot episode was one of the best times I’ve ever had on set, so I cannot wait to get stuck in again with such a brilliant, funny, and talented group of actors.
Thanks very much to the BBC for getting behind us, and championing a show we all hope people will laugh at and love.”
The pilot also featured Jemma’s parents, the anxious and hot-headed Chris, played by Shaun Williamson, who tried to control his anger through children’s colouring books, and his calm and optimistic wife of 30 years, Teresa played by Dorothy Atkinson.
Speaking about the series, Shaun Williamson says:
“I am very excited to be part of the upcoming series of Mister Winner written by the brilliant Matt Morgan. We had had so much fun filming the pilot with so many talented people and I can’t wait to get stuck in to the series.”
While supportive of their daughter’s relationship, Leslie’s many mishaps took their toll, especially when he accidentally electrocuted Chris’ beloved koi carp. What more could possibly go wrong in the series for a man named Winner?
Mister Winner will air in 2018 on BBC One