It's the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton, The King's Man) has just been crowned Miss Blackpool--but there's got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be someone.
The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is.
The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she'd read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks, Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory--an audition for a TV comedy show. Barbara's uncompromising northern wit proves to be the X-factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a groundbreaking new sitcom.
Being a woman in a largely male environment has its own challenges, but as Barbara ""finds her funny"" she re-defines the prevailing attitude to funny women--and in the process, reinvents herself.
Season 1 contains alternate music than the original broadcast.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger, Ross Williams
Executive Producer: Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Gemma Arterton, Jessica Parker, Jessica Malik, Nick Hornby, Morwenna Banks
Production Company: Potboiler; Rebel Park
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Oliver Parker
Actors: Gemma Arterton, David Threlfall, Rupert Everett, Arsher Ali, Tom Bateman, Matthew Beard, Leo Bill, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Alexa Davies, Rosie Cavaliero, Alistair Petrie, Morwenna Banks
Writers: Morwenna Banks, Nick Hornby
Number of Discs: 2
Number of Episodes: 6