Funny Woman

Séries Mania 2023

International Panorama

National premiere
Dramedy - Adaptation | United Kingdom | 2022

Screened episode(s) : 1, 2
Format : 6 x 60min

It is 1964 and girls are expected to be flirty, fabulous and fertile - they are not expected to be funny - but Barbara Parker is different. This comic drama follows Barbara, a young woman working in a Blackpool rock factory, who sets off for London without a plan but with a dream. She embarks on a mission to reinvent herself and find her voice in the male-dominated world of the 1960s sitcom. However, the road to stardom is paved with banana skins and she has many a pratfall before she achieves her goal.

Our take

Based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel, this series stars the fabulous and delightful Gemma Arterton as a provincial beauty queen who heads to London in the Swinging Sixties, where she struggles to become an actress and, caught up in the feminist movement, revolutionizes British comedy on TV.

  • Created By Morwenna BANKS
  • Written By Morwenna BANKS
  • Directed By Oliver PARKER
  • Music Nainita DESAI
  • With Gemma ATERTON, Tom BATEMAN, Arsher ALI, Rupert EVERETT, David THRELFALL, Matthew BEARD, Leo BILL, Alexa DAVIES, Clare-Hope ASHITEY, Alistair PETRIE, Morwenna BANKS
  • Production Potboiler Television, Rebel Park Productions
  • Broadcaster Sky Max, SkyShowtime
  • French Broadcaster OCS

Based on the novel Funny Girl by Nick Horby.