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Jerk

SERIES

Jerk follows the life of acclaimed stand up Tim Renkow, who plays a heightened version of himself; an American art school dropout who needs to get a visa to stay in the UK. The only problem is that Tim has cerebral palsy. This means that people judge him… all the time. Although usually they judge him wrongly, because what they don’t realise is that inside that severely disabled, vulnerable body is an incurable joker. 
Tim knows he makes people uncomfortable – he knows it because he does it on purpose. He knows that having cerebral palsy means he can get away with saying what others can’t. But that’s his issue: time spent taking aim at life’s easier targets means Tim takes his eye of it’s bigger prizes:the job, the relationship and the visa.

JERK broadcasts Mondays on BBC 1 at 11pm from 4th March 2019.

 

GUARDIAN REVIEW  ★★★★ 

"Tim Renkow has created a Larry David for a new generation"

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/feb/24/jerk-review-tim-renkow-has-created-a-larry-david-for-a-new-generation

 

SERIES CREDITS​

Writers

Tim Renkow
Shaun Pye

Stu Richards

Director
Tom McKay

Producer
Rebecca Murrell

Executive Producers
Ash Atalla
Alex Smith

Starring
Tim Rencow

Lorraine Bracco

Sharon Rooney

Rob Madin

Karl Theobold

Cicely Gidding

Tom Machell

Broadcaster

BBC Three