BBC Three comedy Jerk will get its linear run on BBC One from Monday March 4th at 11pm, it has been announced. The complete series will be available on the iPlayer from Sunday February 24th.
Jerk follows Tim Renkow, who has cerebral palsy, which means that people judge him and his crumpled tissue of a body. But usually they judge him wrongly. Because what they don’t realise is that inside that severely disabled, fragile body is a bit of an asshole. Tim knows he makes people uncomfortable – he does it on purpose. He knows his cerebral palsy means he can get away with saying what others can’t.
But that’s his problem: time spent taking aim at life’s easier targets means Tim takes his eye off its bigger prizes: the job, the girl and the visa. Like faking it as a refugee, making a disabled nemesis and offending his new colleagues at a greeting cards company, Tim becomes the master of his own downfall and it’s left to his friends Ruth, his indifferent care worker, and Idris to get him out of all the disastrous situations he gets himself into. The four-part series, which was piloted as part of BBC Three’s 2016 Comedy Feeds, is produced by Roughcut TV and Primal Media and stars Tim Renkow (Bobby And Harriet Get Married), Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) and Rob Madin (BBC Comedy Feeds),
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