Filming begins on second series of Jerk

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Tim RenkowFilming begins in London today (29 March) on a second series of Jerk starring Tim Renkow.  

Renkow co-writes the four-part comedy along with Shaun Pye; it is produced by Roughcut TV and Primal Media for BBC Three. Writer/actor/stand-up comedian Renkow is joined in the cast by Lorraine Bracco and Sharon Rooney.   

Jerk revolves around the character of Tim (Renkow), a man who uses the fact that he has cerebral palsy to try and get away with anything. Tim makes people feel uncomfortable. He knows that because he does it on purpose. But that’s his problem, time spent taking aim at small targets means he constantly misses out on life’s bigger prizes.

Jerk is directed by Tom McKay. The executive producers are Alex Smith and Ash Atalla for Roughcut TV and Mat Steiner for Primal Media. Rebecca Murrell produces. 

Renkow, who is also associate producer, said: "We're back! I can't wait to get back to work, see everyone and contribute to the fall of western society."

Murrell added: "Tim Renkow is back, fully vaccinated and more outrageous than ever."

Renkow was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the RTS Awards 2020 and Jerk won the Representation of Disability Award at the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence awards. In November 2020, Tim was also selected as a writer-performer for Bafta Breakthrough.

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