BBC Comedy commissions the 6×30” series co-created by BAFTA Award winning writer Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson.
Set in Manchester, it’s 1990, the last days of Thatcher, we meet Martin Parker (Conleth Hill), a self-made impresario with the ambition of Alan Sugar and the swagger of Kilroy Silk. A man with a chain of electrical stores bearing his name, he seems to have it all. But the truth is, times are changing. He’s swimming in debt; his complicated private life is catching up with him and he’s starting to lose his power.
Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Rosie Cavaliero (Worzel Gummidge), George Costigan (Happy Valley) and Sheila Reid (Benidorm) star alongside Sian Gibson (Peter Kay’s Car Share).
The Power of Parker (6 x 30) has been commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It is co-created and written by Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson, produced by Gill Isles, executive produced by Kate Daughton for Boffola Pictures and Head of BBC Comedy Tanya Qureshi. It will be co-produced with Lookout Point.