TV Preview: Comedy Playhouse, Mister Winner, BBC1

The latest BBC pilot, starring clownish Edinburgh Fringe favourite Spencer Jones, is a sitcom about a hapless but loveable and well-meaning man who is prone to accidents, complications and landing himself in unusual and often somewhat dangerous situations.

Leslie plans to propose to his girlfriend, Jemma Smith, but unknown to him, she is having doubts about their relationship as he doesn't take life seriously enough. Jemma is a young professional from Croydon who loves Leslie, but she doesn't know if that's enough as he doesn't have a job, any money or ever take her anywhere. But he makes her laugh more than anyone else ever has.

Jemma's parents, Chris and Teresa, have stuck together through 30 years of marriage - Chris is managing stress with colouring books (although he didn't realise there were 'adult' ones so is frequently seen colouring in pictures of elephants and children with balloons) and Teresa refuses to take life too seriously. Both are supportive of Leslie's endeavours to win Jemma's hand in marriage, even after Leslie has an accident with Chris's prize possessions, his koi carp.

This pilot episode follows Leslie's attempts at the big proposal on a weekend break to London. After an eventful open-top bus tour, questionable accommodation and a surprise trip to the aquarium, this all results in an impromptu swim in a shark tank. Will Leslie win Jemma over?

With Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Shaun Williamson, Dorothy Atkinson and Romesh Ranganathan.

Comedy Playhouse, Mister Winner, Friday, September 8, BBC1, 10.40pm.

 

 

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