Happiness (2001–2003)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 75 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 391 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Happiness" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Happiness (2001–2003)

Happiness (2001–2003) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Happiness.

Season:

2 | 1

Year:

2003 | 2001
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sketches on the themes of class and gender, with the occasional spoof thrown in.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Sophie Winkleman
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Director: John Moffitt
Stars: Ricky Gervais
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest
Ideal (2005–2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie... See full summary »

Director: Peter Peake
Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Steve Coogan
Help (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Paul Whitehouse, Chris Langham, Alison King
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Doc Brown, Ricky Gervais
Stressed Eric (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Eric Feeble is a man living in London who strives to survive his divorce, angry boss, rival family, almost alien children, drunken housekeeper and even his own "achievements".

Stars: Mark Heap, Morwenna Banks, Rebecca Front
The Jim Tavaré Show (TV Series 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Jim Tavaré, Ricky Gervais, Riky Ash
The 11 O'Clock Show (1998–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Iain Lee, Tommy Vance, Daisy Donovan
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Ricky Gervais
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Danny Spencer (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Fiona Allen ...
 Rachel Roche (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Terry Roche (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Angus O'Connor (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Pearce Quigley ...
 Sid (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Charlie Doyle (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Toby C (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Ryan Pope ...
 Big Issue Seller / ... (8 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Toby X (6 episodes, 2001)
Clarista Hoult ...
 Sarah Roche / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2003)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

En lykkelig midtvejskrise  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Geoffrey Perkins (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Danny Spencer has created a monster… "a seven-foot tall Plasticine kung-fu nurse bear"!
2 May 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Please note: this review is based on Series One only as there is an episode from Series Two that I have not seen.

Happiness is the story of one man's journey into a mid-life crisis.

Series one opens on the day of the funeral of the wife of Danny Spencer (played by Paul Whitehouse), and we are quickly introduced to the main characters of the series, and their respective quirks.

Danny is a minor media celebrity through the popularity of his cartoon creation 'Dexter', but he feels that he deserves more recognition, and begins to resent the fact that the bear is more famous than him.

"I'm the voice of the bear! I created him!"

Even the guest celebrities who come to do voice-over parts for the show don't immediately recognise him.

The first series ends with Danny's fortieth birthday party - but he's gone and insulted all his closest friends and family in a (drunken) newspaper interview! In between we are treated to the gems of a pre-mid life crisis (plastic surgery; feelings of sexual inadequacy; regret over past relationships; etc.).

The supporting cast are of the highest calibre and include the cream of Britain's comic actors in the new millennium, and include: Fiona Allen; Mark Heap; Pearce Quigley; Clive Russell; Johnny Vegas.

With particular regard to Mr Vegas, I for one found his performance in this show to be a revelation.

For anyone interested in a deeper style of performance from Paul Whitehouse than we have previously seen in sketch shows like The Fast Show, I believe that Happiness places him amongst the best of British acting talent.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Happiness (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?