Sian Gibson to return in The Power Of Parker | Second series for 1990s-set BBC comedy © Boffola Pictures/Lookout Point

Sian Gibson to return in The Power Of Parker

Second series for 1990s-set BBC comedy

Sian Gibson's sitcom The Power of Parker is to return to BBC One for a second series.

The series is set in 1992 and stars Conleth Hill as Martin Parker, an ambitious self-made home electronics impresario whose attempts to juggle his debts, his wife and his mistress all came crashing down in series one.

Power of Paker - Conleth in front of a 1990s TV

Gibson, who co-wrote the series with Paul Coleman, plays his mistress Kath, with Rosie Cavaliero as his wife Diane. 

The show averaged 2.2million viewers for the first series when catch-up views within 28 days were counted, making it Britain's biggest new scripted comedy of  2023.

Gibson said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the lovely response to the first series, and so excited to be back with the dysfunctional Parker family and turn their lives upside down again, with bigger problems and bigger hair."

Paul Coleman says: ‘Thrilled to be back in early 90s Stockport, when it still had a Woolies and I received a full student grant.’

The commission of six new episodes was announced by Jon Petrie, director of comedy at the BBC, at the Corporation’s Festival Of Comedy in Glasgow today.

He said: ‘The Power of Parker hit the ground running with its irresistible combination of sharp scripts brimming with jokes, nostalgia and outstanding comic performances. We're excited about the fun ideas Sian, Paul, and the Boffola Pictures team have faxed over for series two.’

The Power of Parker production credits

Made by: Boffola Pictures
Co-created and written by: Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson
Produced by: Gill Isles
Commissioned by: Jon Petrie
Executive producers: Kate Daughton for Boffola Pictures and Tanya Qureshi for the BBC.

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Published: 23 May 2024

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