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Hapless: New comedy sitcom now streaming on My5

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Brand-new sitcom Hapless is now streaming in the UK on My5.

The six-part series follows Paul Green (Tim Downie), a journalist for the UK’s fourth most successful Jewish newspaper, as he tries to find rubbish stories to please his narrow-minded editor (voiced by creator and writer Gary Sinyor).

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The show is available to watch online here via My5 from 1 March.

A synopsis of the show shares: "Obsessed with his own view of truth and fairness, Paul aspires to bigger things – but his enquiring nature causes chaos and offence in a society where offence is easily taken.

"With a sweary sister always on his case, played by Lucy Montgomery (Tracey Ullman’s Show, The Armstrong and Miller Show), a neurotic and desperately single best friend getting in the way, played by Josh Howie (Call Me Alvy), and a teasing father behaving like a big brother, played by Geoffrey McGivern (Little Dorrit, Ghosts, Plebs), a day of calamity is only ever just around the corner for everyman Paul, in this fresh new satirical comedy series.

Of the new series, writer and creator Gary Sinyor said: “My favourite comedy is about big laughs rather than wry smiles, so the series is occasionally shocking – in a good way!

"Paul gets himself into arguments incredibly easily – whether its flavoured condoms, speed limits, mint shower gel or the sensitivity of a circumcised penis, Paul’s logic is often very flawed but it’s always understandable. Hapless is a satirical comedic attempt to laugh at all of our confusions and contradictions.

"Watching Paul get caught in the sticky situations of his own making is very funny stuff!”

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Tim Downie, lead actor and executive producer, added: “The scripts were really funny, and combine that with working alongside a truly cracking crew and such wonderful comic actors, it was great fun.

"I’m really proud of ‘Hapless’. It’s funny, irreverent and has a great deal of heart and charm – I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

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