BBC One’s new comedy series, Me And Mrs Jones, follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones (Sarah Alexander) as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and two male admirers with a 20-year age gap.
It stars Sarah Alexander (Coupling), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), Nathaniel Parker (Merlin), Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Jonathan Bailey (Leonardo) and will air on BBC One from Friday 12 October at 9.30pm.
When Gemma’s (Alexander) grown up son, Alfie (Bailey) returns from travelling around Asia with Billy (Sheehan) - the friend he met on his travels - Gemma’s already jumbled world turns upside down.
Having lead a date-less single life since her divorce from Jason (Morrissey), Gemma ventures out on a first date with Tom (Parker) - one of the dads from her daughters’ school – only to return home to discover the sexy, young Billy staying in her house. There is a spontaneous romantic spark and Gemma is shocked to find herself having feelings for her son’s best friend. As much as she tries to fight these emotions, she struggles to resist the temptation to fall for him.
However, having embarked on a relationship with Tom, Gemma is torn between the directions her heart and her head are taking her.
Me and Mrs Jones was commissioned by Danny Cohen (Controller, BBC One) and Cheryl Taylor (former Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning), created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), the series is being produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Coupling, Jekyll, Men Behaving Badly), in association with Serena Cullen Productions (Push For Fiver, Rules Of Love).
It is directed by Nick Hurran (Outside Edge, Doctor Who) and produced by Serena Cullen, with Beryl Vertue as Executive Producer for Hartswood Films and Gregor Sharp Executive Producer for the BBC.
Cheryl Taylor said: “If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena. Perfick.”
Executive producer Beryl Vertue said: “Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series. Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me And Mrs Jones.”
Producer Serena Cullen said: “Workıng wıth Beryl on Me And Mrs Jones has been a wonderful experıence so far so it feels just rıght to be extendıng thıs relatıonshıp. I look forward to workıng wıth the Hartswood team ın the future and to havıng a great deal of fun!”
If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena."