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Phil Ellis Is Trying

Series 2, Episode 1 of the anarchic sitcom about a man desperate to succeed in a world he does not fully understand. When Phil discovers Parbold is hosting the World Pinball Championships, he sees a way to solve his money troubles by winning the big cash prize. But it's not just him who wants the money, as Phil's past catches up with him. Meanwhile, Polly starts a pet-walking business as a sideline.

Written by Phil Ellis and Fraser Steele.


Phil Ellis as Phil
Johnny Vegas as Johnny
Amy Gledhill as Polly
Terry Mynott as Barry Bean
Katia Kvinge as Ellie/Barber
Sunil Patel as Announcer/Bear owner
and with special guest star Sean Lock as The Dragon

Produced by Sam Michell

A BBC Studios production