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The Power of Parker returning to BBC One for a second series

It's 1992 and Martin is desperate to get his reputation back!

The Power of Parker, co-created and written by Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson will return to BBC One for a second series after it became the biggest new scripted comedy of the year in 2023 with an average of 2.2m viewers.

Series two sees the story move from 1990 to 1992. The Queen is in the midst of her annus horribilis, John Major is the new PM, and Whitney’s I Will Always Love You is stuck at number one. Up in Stockport, Kath, played by Sian Gibson, Martin, played by Conleth Hill and Diane, played by Rosie Cavaliero, are just trying their best to get along.

Martin Parker has hit rock bottom and is desperate to get his reputation back, Diane is adjusting to single life and running a business, while Kath is getting her happily ever after with her man by her side and is working on rekindling a relationship with her sister. 

She’s on a mission to sort things out for her sister and her man, but her interfering does the opposite and jeopardises everything. They will need to depend on each other now more than ever, but who do they trust? 


Speaking ahead of series two, Sian Gibson said "We have been overwhelmed by the lovely response to the first series, and so excited to be back with the dysfunctional Parker family and turn their lives upside down again, with bigger problems and bigger hair."

To which Paul Coleman added "Thrilled to be back in early 90s Stockport, when it still had a Woolies and I received a full student grant."

The six-part series is produced by Gill Isles and executive produced by Kate Daughton for Boffola Pictures and Tanya Qureshi, Head of Comedy at the BBC.

On today's news, the BBC's Director of Comedy Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC, said "The Power of Parker hit the ground running with its irresistible combination of sharp scripts brimming with jokes, nostalgia and outstanding comic performances. We're excited about the fun ideas Sian, Paul, and the Boffola Pictures team have faxed over for series two.”

To which Kate Daughton, executive producer at Boffola Pictures added "We're delighted the BBC have given us the opportunity to make more episodes of The Power of Parker. Paul and Sian are phenomenally talented writers, bursting with hilarious new ways to put Cath, Diane & Martin through their paces. We can’t wait to see you back in 90s Manchester."

The Power of Parker will return to BBC One


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