Diane Morgan's Mandy returning to BBC Two

The series will return for a second run of six 15-minute episodes as filming is already underway.


Mandy started life as a comedy short on BBC iPlayer in 2019 and stars Diane Morgan in the title role. As well as appearing as the lead character, Diane writes and directs the series.


Once again, Mandy has big dreams with small success as she attempts to find fulfilment in a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy.


Along the way she becomes a tour guide, goes on a reality show and gets thrown in at the deep end, both actually and metaphorically, when she attempts to learn to swim. All fun stuff, but none of which brings her any closer to her ultimate ambition of breeding Doberman pinchers.


Series two's returning cast includes; Michelle Greenidge as Lola, Mandy’s friend and confidante in the local nail bar, Tom Basden as Mandy’s exasperated benefits officer as well as Alistair Green, Mark Silcox, Michael Spicer.


Joining the cast are Sir Tom Courtenay, Anna Maxwell Martin, Richard Hope, Nick Mohammed, Alexei Sayle, Jo Hartley, Peter McDonald, Kate Robbins, Nigel Planer, Roger Sloman and Charlie Chuck.


And appearing as themselves this series will be Konnie Huq, Deborah Meaden and Dr Brian Cox.


Speaking about the new series, Diane Morgan said "At this time of debate about the future of the BBC, a second series of Mandy could not be more timely. If anything proves the worth of the corporation it's a show about a woman who wants to breed doberman pinchers. It's not something you'd get on Amazon Prime or BFI Player."


BBC's Commissioning Editor, Gregor Sharp, added "Diane has created an instantly iconic comedy character in Mandy and we can’t wait to see what trouble follows her in this new series."


Mandy will return to BBC Two