Bafta Award-winning writers, Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson have written a new comedy series for BBC One.
Undoing Martin Parker is set in Manchester in 1990, during the last days of Thatcher.
Martin Parker, played by Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones) is a self-made impresario with “the ambition of Alan Sugar and the swagger of Kilroy Silk.”
While on the outside it looks like he has it all, including a chain of electrical stores, in reality he’s swimming in debt.
The series plots his downfall “at the hands of all those he’s screwing over” including his wife Diane, played by Rosie Cavaliero (Worzel Gummidge); mobile hairdresser, Kath (Sian Gibson) and her best mate Gladys (Sheila Reid).
“Luckily my fashion sense hasn’t changed since 1990 so it’s a dream to be reliving my youth and dusting off my crimpers with this amazing cast and wonderful team,” said Gibson.
The 6 x 30 minute series is set to start filming next year in Stockport.
“Sian and Paul have created an irresistible gang of comedy characters and a world packed with joyful nostalgia,” said Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy.
“The quality of their writing is matched by a fantastic cast and we’re incredibly excited to introduce Martin Parker and bring this lovable rogue to BBC audiences next year.”