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Written by Gary Sinyor
Directed byGary Sinyor
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
EditorDes Latouche
Running time30 minutes
Original release
Network Amazon Prime Video
Release28 February 2020 (2020-02-28)

"Hapless" is a British comedy series written directed and produced by Gary Sinyor. It premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 28 February 2020 in the UK and Ireland, followed by release in the USA on 30 March 2020. It then launched on Netflix in the UK and Ireland on November 1, 2021. On May 15, 2023 Series 2 (8 episodes) was released on Amazon Prime Video to 5 Star Reviews in the Daily Mail and the Daily Star.. The Sun called series 2 "Painfully Funny". The Daily Express, The Observer and The Times compared it to Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Guest Stars in series 2 include Ronni Ancona, Sally Phillips, Linda Robson, Matt Tebbutt and Stephen Wight.


The show follows the life of Paul Green who is an investigative journalist for The Jewish Enquirer, described as "the 4th biggest Jewish publication in the UK". [1] [2]

Cast [3]


The show has been likened to Curb Your Enthusiasm and Alan Partridge. [4] Front Row called the show " Seinfeld in North London". [5] The Times of Israel compared the character of Paul Green to Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm and John Cleese's Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers. [6] [7]


  1. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Hapless - My5 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide.
  2. ^ "At last! A sitcom about a Jewish newspaper!". 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "The Jewish Enquirer (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDb". 28 February 2020 – via
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Chronicles of a 40-something Jewish singleton : News 2020 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide".
  5. ^ "New Comedy Series". Pressparty.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Jordan. "Find the Jangle as Jewish media goes mainstream in very funny Amazon series".
  7. ^ Scullard, Vickie (1 April 2020). "A Manc director has made the UK's Curb Your Enthusiasm". Manchester Evening News.