Conleth Hill, Sian Gibson to film Undoing Martin Parker
Filming begins in Stockport next week on new BBC comedy Undoing Martin Parker, starring Conleth Hill, Sian Gibson and Rosie Cavaliero.
The 6 x 30 series, from Boffola Pictures, is co-written by Gibson and Paul Coleman and is set in Manchester in 1990, the last days of Thatcher.
Hill plays Martin Parker, a swaggering, self-made impresario with a chain of electrical stores to his name. But behind the scenes, his life is crumbling – he is deep in debt with his private life unravelling. The series also stars George Costigan and Sheila Reid.
Gibson said of the commission: “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.”
Coleman added: “Thrilled to be writing this series and working with such a wonderfully talented cast, who are all helping us shine a much needed light on the themes of family feuds, revenge and top-loading VCRs.”
Gill Isles produces; Kate Daughton exec produces for Boffola alongside Tanya Qureshi for the BBC. The series is cop-produced with Lookout Point.
Also on The Knowledge
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, our sister brands Screen International, Broadcast and KFTV are launching The Global Production Awards 2024.
Screen Scotland has announced £3m funding over three years to develop film and TV skills and opportunities in Scotland.
The new print edition of The Knowledge book is going to bed very soon, so please get in touch now if you’d like to book a spot; this is the final call!
Apple TV+ has commissioned a three-part documentary series about the murder of John Lennon, from UK-based 72 Films.
A Glasgow City Council report on the progress of the Glasgow Film Office has found that local production spend reached £57.7m in 2022, an increase of more than £15m from the previous year.
Rem Conway will develop slate of scripted projects tapping into West Midlands talent