- 1 Season
Happiness was a British sitcom that aired on BBC2, which displayed a melancholy and dramatic overtone. Happiness was written by David Cummings and Paul Whitehouse, with Paul Whitehouse in the leading role. There have been two series, but Paul Whitehouse has stated that there probably would not be a third series. The plot line is about Paul Whitehorse's character, Danny Spencer, who is a very successful voice artist who supplies the voice for Dexter, a popular cartoon bear. After the death of his wife, Spencer is trying to come to terms with losing her, though he seems more concerned with the feeling that he doesn't feel the loss as deeply as he should. Upon approaching his fortieth birthday Spencer realizes he is single and independent. Where the theme of the program is mostly bound up with problems and opportunities that this situation has created. His friends are a group of disparates that range from the straight and narrow Rachel and Terry (Fiona Allen and Mark Heap) to the down and out Sid and Charlie (Pearce Quigley and Johnny Vegas), to the typically expected man dealing with a mid-life crisis, to Angus (Clive Russell).