Filming underway on Bafta-nominee Spencer Jones’ absurdist creation.
BBC comedy The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk has been recommissioned for a second series, with filming underway on location in South East London. News of the recommission today is accompanied by a first look at the forthcoming series, showing Spencer on Jones on set.
Created by Bafta and Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee Spencer Jones (Mister Winner, Upstart Crow) and produced by award-winning production company Tiger Aspect Productions (part of Banijay UK), the new (5 x 15’) series of The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk - the original short of which was nominated for a Bafta - will see Jones’s titular alter-ego Herbert Clunkerdunk no closer to getting his life or his imagination under control.
Creator and star Spencer Jones says: “In what can only be described as an admin error the BBC are allowing me on the beautiful BBC Two once again. But let me tell you this: there have been no admin errors when booking the cast for the new series of Clunkerdunk two. Wait till you get a load of these legends.
"Like most people I have been locked in a house with my family for well over a year. And also like most people I have gone insane (self-diagnosed). All of my mind mess has been turned into a five-episode series. So if you think the last series was weird I would stay well away from series two. More characters, more songs, more gags, morons. This is my press release and I’m sticking with it.”
Ben Caudell, BBC Comedy Commissioning Editor, says: “It’s wonderful to have Spencer’s unique brand of madness back on the BBC. This new series goes deeper into the mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk than any one has ever attempted before. We don’t actually know if it’s safe to do so but we’re pushing on anyway in the name of science.”