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Stand-up, sketch and chat
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Laugh and the whole world laughs with you
“As far as the big names are concerned the chatty man
is fast becoming The Man” NEWS OF THE WORLD
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
A NICE NATTER ON THE SOFA
Series 1-14 (61 x 30-35’ & 99 x 45’) Series 5-14 HD
First TX date: 14 June 2009
Bafta-winning comedian Alan Carr presents his irrepressible
chat show. Each episode sees three A-list celebrities welcomed
onto Alan’s sofa, where the usual rules of the chat show don’t
necessarily apply. Alan has interviewed the biggest names in
showbiz, from top talent including Sir Ian McKellen, Bette Midler,
David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch, right through to
Hollywood superstars Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg,
Bradley Cooper and Amanda Seyfried, and legendary funnymen
Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand.
The Chatty Man studio also hosts a weekly live perfromance
from a musical megastar, with guests so far including Justin
Timberlake, Pet Shop Boys, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Miley
Cyrus and Rihanna, not to mention Katy Perry, The Killers, Lady
Gaga, Michael Bublé, One Direction and Taylor Swift. There’s
always high jinks, juicy gossip and, with Alan’s gently mocking
approach, who knows what the celebrities will reveal about
themselves?
Awards
Bafta Awards 2013 – Best Entertainment Performance
National Television Awards 2012 – Most Popular Talk Show
Starring
Alan Carr Alan Carr: Spexy Beast, Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live
Executive Producer
Andrew Beint Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Chat Show
An Open Mike production for Channel 4
Distributed by BBC Worldwide
SVOD CHANNEL 4
John Bishop’s Britain
WHAT’S EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT?
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 30’) HD
First TX date: 30 July 2011
Welcome to John Bishop’s world! The critically acclaimed standup star shares his unique comedic take on a series of universal
themes in this feel-good show. Filmed in front of a live audience,
the show tackles subjects and events that touch everyone’s
lives. Stand-up comedy, sketches, real-life stories from the ‘Great
British Public’, and contributions from celebrity guests are all
bound together with John’s observational humour and relaxed
conversational style.
Starring
John Bishop John Bishop’s Australia, John Bishop: The Rollercoaster
Tour, John Bishop: Elvis Has Left the Building
Producers
Jonno Richards, Karen Murdoch, Adam Copeland
Executive Producers
Derek McLean, Lee Hupfield, Andrew Newman, Lisa Thomas,
Jim Reid
An Objective and 3 Amigos production for BBC
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
Miranda Hart: My, What I
Call, Live Show
THIS ISN’T JUST A SHOW, THIS IS A PARTY
1 x 60’ HD
Available Now
Recorded at London’s vast O2 Arena, this performance
captures Miranda Hart in action on the nationwide sell-out tour
of her first ever stand-up show. The Queen of Comedy invites
everyone to take part in a giant party with her, while sharing
her unique observations on everyday life. Always entertainingly
honest, she reveals hilarious and – somewhat worryingly
– completely true anecdotes about her own mishaps and
misdemeanours. Whether discussing flatulent first dates or the
freedom enjoyed by socially inept children, she animates each
topic with her megawatt charisma. This is one of the UK’s bestloved comedians at her laugh-out-loud best – expect galloping,
dubious attempts at song and dance, and most importantly of
all … such fun!
Written by and starring
Miranda Hart Miranda, Call the Midwife
Director/Producer
Brian Klein Jimmy Carr: Laughing & Joking, Jack Whitehall Live
King Bert Productions Ltd
Distributed by BBC Worldwide
“Miranda Hart is one of the funniest actresses on
television” TIMES
Nick Helm’s Heavy
Entertainment
DO YOU LIKE JOKES? DO YOU?
6 x 30’ HD
Available Now
The star of hit series Uncle – Nick Helm – presents a fast-paced
variety show with stand-up, sketches, audience interaction,
songs, poetry, jokes, and everything else he can muster. In each
episode Helm and his band explore ‘heavy issues’ and set the
world to rights, putting aside his personal struggles to entertain
the nation. The series promises a medley of entertainment and
music, hosted by a man with the weight of the world and the
pressure of making ‘good telly’ on his shoulders.
Written by and starring
Nick Helm Uncle
Producers
Rupert Majendie, Sam Michell
Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Puppy Love, White Van Men, Dirk Gently
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC THREE
Alan Carr: Spexy Beast
THE TOOTH FAIRY RETURNS
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 27 August 2012
After a few years of rubbing shoulders with A-list celebrities on his very own chat show,
the award-winning comedian and bestselling author returns to his stand-up roots in his
first major comedy tour in four years.
Written by and starring Alan Carr Alan Carr: Chatty Man
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide
SVOD CHANNEL 4
Alan Davies: Life is Pain
LIVE IN LONDON
1 x 75’ HD
Available Now
Comedian and actor Alan Davies makes a triumphant and long-awaited return to
stand-up with his first live gig in more than a decade. Recorded at London’s famous
Hammersmith Apollo, his new show covers every aspect of the modern condition,
delivered in Alan’s inimitable fashion.
Written by and starring Alan Davies Jonathan Creek, QI, Whites
A Burning Bright production for BBC Worldwide
DTO/SVOD
Andy Parsons – Gruntled Live
CUTTING-EDGE COMIC GRUMBLES
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 28 December 2012
Grumbling funnyman Andy Parsons takes to the road with his new show. Recorded at
London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire during his sold-out UK tour, Gruntled Live contains
shades of light and dark and a little peek behind the show business curtain. Mixing
politically inspired bemusements, personal anecdotes and a large dose of crushed
enthusiasm, this is sharp, thought-provoking comedy.
Written by and starring Andy Parsons Mock the Week
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide
DTO/SVOD BBC TWO
Alan Davies: Life is Pain
Cardinal Burns
AWARD-WINNING SKETCH SHOW
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 25’) HD
First TX date: 8 May 2012
A fresh, surreal sketch show from award-winning duo Seb Cardinal and Dustin DemriBurns. They unleash a cast of uniquely funny characters including Banksy, a pastiche of the
street artist as a middle-aged bore; Office Flirt, a cinematic take on the world of office
temping;Young Dreams, a parody of scripted reality formats following the lives of Rachel,
Olivia and Yumi on a fashion internship in London; and Hashtag and Bukake, two Turkish
minicab drivers who behave like action heroes. A mix of brilliantly conceived characters
and finely honed comic writing, Cardinal Burns is a colourful new world of comedy
underscored by intelligence and performed with panache.
Awards British Comedy Awards 2012 – Best Sketch Show
Written by and starring Seb Cardinal Spy, Bad Education Dustin Demri-Burns Alan
Partridge: Alpha Papa, Asylum Director Ben Taylor Spy, Cuckoo Executive Producer Andy
Harries The Queen, Wallander
A Left Bank Pictures production for Channel 4. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
“Bold, imaginative, original, and dead funny” GUARDIAN
The Catherine Tate Show
ONE WOMAN – MANY FACES
Series 1 (6 x 30’)
First TX date: 16 February 2004
A self-titled sketch show from the Perrier Award-nominated comedian. This hilarious
series is a menagerie of instantly recognisable characters, from the Hollywood actress with
an over-enthusiastic penchant for botox to the screaming housewife who hollers every
time her toast jumps from the toaster. Characters from everyday life are parodied to the
extreme as the talented actress morphs through ages, accents and wigs.
Awards Banff Rockie Awards 2004 – Best Comedy; British Comedy Awards 2004 – Best Newcomer
Written by and starring Catherine Tate Doctor Who, The Office Producer Geoffrey Perkins
Executive Producer Clive Tulloh
A Tiger Aspect production for BBC
SVOD BBC TWO
“Mischievously funny” GUARDIAN
Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer
A COMEDY CRAFTSMAN AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 28 September 2013
Recorded in front of a packed Edinburgh Playhouse, Craic Dealer is a consummate
comedy hour brimming with incisive wit and easy-going charm. Regarded as one of
the stand-up greats by discerning fans and fellow comics alike, Dara O Briain is also
an established TV star, hosting UK panel show institutions Mock the Week and The
Apprentice:You’re Fired!. In this smart, accessible show, the award-winning comedian regales
his audience with a unique blend of whip-smart punchlines and ingenious audience
interaction. Whether dissecting the absurdities of modern life with skilful precision, or
waxing lyrical with another self-deprecating yarn, he injects his material with remarkable
insight and warmth.
Written by and starring Dara O Briain Stargazing International, Dara O Briain’s Science
Club Director Paul Wheeler Producer Anthony Caveney Associate Producer Damon
Pettitt Executive Producers Andrew Beint, Addison Cresswell, Joe Norris, Helen Parker
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
“A masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” GUARDIAN
Dead Ringers
SATIRICAL SWIPES FROM THE UK’S TOP IMPERSONATORS
Series 1-6 & Christmas Specials (41 x 30’)
First TX date: 18 November 2002
This Bafta-nominated sketch show ransacks the worlds of politics and broadcasting in
the name of comedy. No public figure is safe from this exceptionally talented team of
impersonators and their satirical digs. Celebrities and politicians are mercilessly lampooned
– Russell Crowe, Judi Dench, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robbie Williams, Nigella Lawson,
George Bush and Tony Blair crop up in strange places, doing the oddest things. Movies and
television also get a new twist, as The Elephant Man appears on the grooming-for-a-date
show Would Like To Meet, and ‘Tom Baker aka Dr Who’ befriends the Daleks. Sharp, clever
and exceptionally funny, this is satire at its finest.
Starring Jon Culshaw Spitting Image, Horrible Histories Phil Cornwell Stella Street, Alan
Partridge: Alpha Papa Jan Ravens Hebburn, Spitting Image Jess Robinson Horrible Histories,
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson Producer Gareth Edwards Spaced, Still
Open All Hours Executive Producer Jon Plowman French & Saunders, Extras
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
“A masterly mix of impressions and top-notch writing” MAIL
The Fast Show
QUICK WIT
Series 1-3 (21 x 30’) First TX date: 27 September 1994
Stuffed full of fantastic characters with memorable catchphrases, The Fast Show is one of
the most successful sketch shows in UK television history. Fast-paced and always funny, the
show introduces Suits You, the gentlemen’s outfitters with bold innuendo, Ted and Ralph
with their tale of unrequited love between a Lord and his down-to-earth handyman, Ron
Manager the ageing soccer ‘expert’ who can never stick to the point, Competitive Dad,
Jazz Club with Louis Balfour, Swiss Toni and a whole load more.
Awards Bafta Awards 1998 – Best Light Entertainment Series; British Comedy Awards
1997 – Best Comedy Show; British Comedy Awards 1996 –Best Comedy Series,
Top Male Comedy Performer (Paul Whitehouse); RTS Television Awards 1997 – Best
Entertainment Series Starring Paul Whitehouse Bellamy’s People, Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and
Paul Charlie Higson Catterick Arabella Weir Skins, Drifters Simon Day Grass John Thomson
Cold Feet, 24 Hour Party People Caroline Aherne The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show
Mark Williams Harry Potter, Father Brown Written and produced by Paul Whitehouse,
Charlie Higson
“The cleverest, most imaginative
and funny show on TV.” MIRROR
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC TWO
French & Saunders
MORE FUN, MORE HAVOC
Series 3-6 & Specials (29 x 30’, 2 x 35’, 5 x 40’ & 1 x 50’)
First TX date: 15 March 1990
French and Saunders are known throughout the world as one of the most popular
double acts in UK comedy history. Their two-time Bafta-winning show sees the talented
funny girls romp through a host of rollicking send-ups and skits. Each series and special is
packed with the mercilessly funny spoofs that the duo do best, including The Silence of the
Lambs, Catherine Zeta Jones, Star Wars, Björk and The Sound of Music. These uproarious
parodies are complemented by ridiculous dances and a range of fast and funny sketches.
Written by and starring Dawn French The Vicar of Dibley, Lark Rise to Candleford Jennifer
Saunders Absolutely Fabulous, Dead Boss Producers Jo Sargent Miranda, Big School Anil
Gupta Citizen Khan, The Armstrong and Miller Show Geoff Posner Come Fly With Me, Little
Britain Executive Producer Jon Plowman Twenty Twelve, Extras
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
“Must-see TV”
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Harry Hill Live: Sausage Time
FIIIIIGHT!!!!!
1 x 60’ HD
Available Now
Join Harry and his band The Harrys as he romps through the hot topics of the day, such
as: how come parrots are the only birds that can be bothered to learn English, and what
are the consequences of leaving a small drop of coffee in the bottom of your take-away
coffee cup? Stare awestruck as Harry attempts to drink a bucket of water! Gasp in fear
as Harry is attacked by a stray member of the audience with a pillow! Watch in wonder
as Harry’s son Gary tap dances and sings unaided! Cheer loudly as Harry is almost
swallowed whole by his giant renegade great grandson! And marvel as a 20-foot sausage
is launched into the crowd to a standing ovation. Oh yes, it’s Sausage Time alright!
Starring Harry Hill Harry Hill’s TV Burp, The Harry Hill Movie Director Tim Kirkby
Producer Colin Dench
A Lucky Features production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
DTO/SVOD
The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson
IMPERSONATION, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Series 1-3 (19 x 30’ & 2 x 30’ Series 1 Best of) Series 3 HD
First TX date: 31 October 2009
An impressions show where the sketches are as funny as the impressions, with two of
Britain’s best-loved comedians at the top of their game. In each episode, Jon Culshaw and
Debra Stephenson take on a host of celebrities from the world of popular culture, lending
a broad appeal to the series. From Simon Cowell to Brad Pitt, Kylie Minogue to Catherine
Zeta Jones, and Gordon Ramsay to Britney Spears, no-one escapes reinterpretation by
this superb duo. So, expect a barrel full of laughs as Jon and Debra invite you into their
very own hilarious version of the celebrity world.
Starring Jon Culshaw Dead Ringers, Little Britain Debra Stephenson Coronation Street,
Playing the Field Writer Giles Pilbrow Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You? Producer
Richard Webb Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Dead Ringers Executive Producers Pete
Thornton Jam & Jerusalem, The Smoking Room Mark Freeland Come Fly With Me, Mongrels
A BBC production
DTO SERIES 2 ONLY/SVOD BBC ONE
“AMAZINGLY ACCOMPLISHED” TIMES
It’s Kevin
THE SOLO DEBUT FROM ONE OF THE UK’S TOP COMIC TALENTS
6 x 30’ HD
First TX date: 17 March 2013
Kevin Eldon is one of the true heroes of British comedy. His list of credits includes many
of the finest and best-loved comedies of the last twenty years – Big Train, Brass Eye, I’m
Alan Partridge, Smack the Pony, Nighty Night, Hot Fuzz, This Is Jinsy, The Bleak Old Shop of
Stuff, Harry and Paul, Hunderby and plenty more. Now, finally, he’s got his own little show:
It’s Kevin. So what is it? Well it’s lots of things; in fact it’s so many things it’s not quite like
anything else. It’s sketches, it’s songs, it’s characters, it’s guests, it’s a man who’s old enough
to know better being really, really silly, with help from a number of his comedy friends. It’s
Kevin Eldon.
Written by and starring Kevin Eldon Hunderby, Hot Fuzz, Big Train Director Tim Kirkby
Executive Producer Mark Freeland Come Fly With Me
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC TWO
Jon Richardson – Funny Magnet
SUBLIME PEDANTRY FROM A COMEDY PERFECTIONIST
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 26 July 2013
In Funny Magnet, comedy’s foremost grumpy young man takes to the stage at London’s
Shaftesbury Avenue Apollo to discuss the everyday annoyances that have shaped his
misanthropic view on life. Rising star Jon Richardson has been a critically acclaimed fixture
on the UK stand-up circuit for over a decade, and has risen rapidly through the TV ranks,
dispensing his endearingly gloomy witticisms on many of the UK’s top panel shows.
Whether expounding on the finer points of washing up, or fretting about how to perfectly
execute a moonwalk, perennial singleton Jon wrings copious laughs from his pessimism
and irritability, charming the crowd with his loveable, ebullient delivery.
Written by and starring Jon Richardson Stand Up for the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Director
Tom Poole Producer Anthony Caveney Associate Producer Danny Julian Executive
Producers Addison Cresswell, Joe Norris, Andrew Beint, Helen Parker
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
SVOD CHANNEL 4
“Sublimely brilliant, stunning … He is a comic right on the verge of greatness.
If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it.” TIME OUT
The Jonathan Ross Show
BIG LAUGHS WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES
Series 18 (25 x 50’) HD
First TX date: 15 January 2010
Comedian, talk show host, film critic, radio DJ and awards show compere Jonathan Ross
is one of the most successful British broadcasters of his generation. This multi-awardwinning, consistently high-rating chat show sees Ross interview actors, comedians and
other famous faces in front of a studio audience. Fast-witted and irreverent, Jonathan
quizzes his guests on their exploits and activities, wringing maximum comedy value from
their answers. Three interviews feature in each episode with banter between Ross and
the guests waiting in the green room. And at the end of the show, Ross invites musicians
to perform live. Guests for this series include David Beckham, Idris Elba, Katherine Heigl,
Jay-Z, Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robin Williams, Lady Gaga, Jake Gyllenhaal,
Emma Thompson and Roxy Music.
Starring Jonathan Ross Director Mick Thomas Writers Shaun Pye, Jonathan Ross, Fraser
Steele, Jim Pullin Executive Producers Suzi Aplin, Addison Cresswell, Katie Taylor
A Hot Sauce TV production for BBC
“Ross does the job well, bearing occasional comparison
with the US master, David Letterman” FINANCIAL TIMES
SVOD BBC ONE
Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show
ANARCHIC, NOISY AND RUDE … BUT RIGHT!
Series 1-3 (18 x 25’) Series 1 & 2 HD
First TX date: 19 October 2007
Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show is a parallel world of original creations and pastiches of
celebrities with big egos and even bigger flaws. Characters include Kate Winslet, out in the
community just being normal; Armed Forces TV reporter Captain Rosie investigating life
on ‘civvy street’; and Caroline, making sense of life with an armful of magazines and a glass
of white wine. There are plenty of musical send-ups, including Amy Winehouse, indie-pop
band The Ting Tings and even Katy’s spin on a reformed Take That. Remember, Katy’s rules
apply: she’s in charge and if you strap in, relax and do as you’re told, you might find you
don’t want to leave.
Awards British Comedy Awards 2008 – Best Female Newcomer Written by and
starring Katy Brand Tittybangbang, Mongrels Producer Gregor Cameron
A World’s End production for ITV
DTO/SVOD ITV2
“She’s got a fierce wit and intelligence” TELEGRAPH
Kevin Bridges – The Story Continues …
THE PEOPLE’S COMEDIAN
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 4 October 2013
Performing in his hometown of Glasgow, Kevin Bridges is in his element in this
record-breaking show. The Story Continues… smashed box office records during an
unprecedented ten-night run at the SECC Arena, with Kevin delivering his no-nonsense
stand-up in front of over 75,000 ecstatic fans across the run. This engaging everyman is
an adept storyteller, completely at ease in front of a capacity crowd as he peppers his set
with perfectly crafted quips. Kevin exploded onto the stand-up scene at the age of just
17, his dry, lacerating wit making him an instant hit with audiences. As he cuts through
conventional niceties with astute observations, Kevin’s man-in-the-street charm sets him
apart from his contemporaries, making him one of the UK’s most popular funny men.
Written by and starring Kevin Bridges Live at the Apollo, Kevin Bridges: What’s the Story?
Director Tom Poole Producer Anthony Caveney Associate Producer Verity OversMorrell Executive Producer Andrew Beint, Addison Cresswell, Joe Norris, Helen Parker
An Open Mike production
SVOD BBC THREE
Kevin Bridges: The Story So Far
OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY AT ITS BEST
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 19 May 2012
One of the hottest acts to have come out of Scotland in recent years, stand-up Kevin
Bridges’ has earned himself a legion of fans with rip-roaring performances around the
world. Following growing success on the comedy club circuit, Kevin’s first TV break came
on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and he became the fastest act ever to sell out
all 28 nights of an Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, adding 15 extra sold-out shows. Kevin
Bridges: The Story So Far sees him in front of 10,000 fans at a packed SECC Arena in
Glasgow, performing his unique brand of social commentary, astute observations and
sharp one-liners.
Written by and starring Kevin Bridges Live at the Apollo, Kevin Bridges: What’s the Story?
Director Tom Poole Producer Anthony Caveney Executive Producers Andrew Beint,
Addison Cresswell
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
SVOD BBC ONE
“One of the most exciting talents to have emerged from Scotland since Billy Connolly” GUARDIAN
Lee Evans Live: Roadrunner – Live at the O2
RAPID-FIRE GAGS AND PHYSICAL TOMFOOLERY
1 x 50’ HD
Available Now
The dynamic, effusive and award-winning Lee Evans presents his most ambitious tour ever,
as he returns with his manic comedy routine live from London’s O2 Arena. The master
of stand-up tackles the problem with airport travelling, what happens when blokes start
putting kisses at the end of text messages, and the dangers of online shopping, all with his
trademark frantic energy.
Starring Lee Evans There’s Something About Mary Written by Lee Evans, Stuart Silver
Director Tom Poole Producer Anthony Caveney Live at the Apollo Executive Producers
Andrew Beint, Addison Cresswell
A Little Mo Films production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
SVOD CHANNEL 4
Live at the Apollo
THE BEST IN STAND-UP
Series 1-10 (51 x 45’, 18 x 50’) Series 3-10 HD
First TX date: 6 September 2004
The roll call of stand-ups who have performed in front of a live audience at the worldfamous Hammersmith Apollo plays out like a who’s who of comedic royalty. Each episode
sees a stand-up legend act as compere and perform to the audience, before introducing
two of the best acts currently on the circuit. Jack Dee is at the helm for Series 1 to 4, with
guest comperes taking over from Series 5 onwards – they’re joined by comedy luminaries
including Joan Rivers, Dara O Briain, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, Lenny Henry,
Sarah Millican, Adam Hills and Greg Davies.
Director Paul Wheeler Have I Got News For You, Room 101 Producer Anthony Caveney
Stand Up for the Week, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live Executive Producers Andrew Beint,
Addison Cresswell, Joe Norris
An Open Mike production for BBC
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
Michael McIntyre: Showtime
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST-SELLING STAND-UP RETURNS
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 25 December 2013
Recorded during his ten-night run at London’s O2 Arena, this show captures Michael
McIntyre at his breathtaking best. The 71-date tour saw Michael play to over 700,000 fans
and bring in £21million in ticket sales, making him the most successful comedian on the
planet according to Pollstar.
Written by and starring Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
“Brings down the house” TELEGRAPH
SVOD BBC ONE
Michael’s McIntyre’s Chat Show
SIT BACK AND RELAX
6 x 45’ HD
First TX date: 10 March 2014
Michael McIntyre welcomes celebrity guests to chat, bringing his own unique brand of
humour to the conversation. Guests include funnyman James Corden, adventurer Bear
Grylls, singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, TV cook Nigella Lawson, Ab Fab’s Joanna Lumley,
and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson.
Written by and starring Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
An Open Mike production for BBC
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
ON THE PULSE OF THE COMEDY SCENE
Series 1 & 2 and Christmas special (12 x 45’, 1 x 60’) HD
First TX date: 6 June 2009
Michael McIntyre brings viewers the best in UK comedy talent. Joining him on stage are
acts including Miranda Hart, Jack Dee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Noel Fielding and Sean Lock, plus a
host of hilarious newcomers.
“Beloved by audiences … there’s no doubting his
infectious energy” TELEGRAPH
Starring Michael McIntyre Live at the Apollo Executive Producers Andrew Beint,
Addison Cresswell
An Open Mike production for BBC
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
Numb: Simon Amstell Live at the BBC
COMEDY FROM THE SOUL
1 x 60’ HD
First TX date: 31 December 2012
Award-winning comedian, actor, screenwriter and presenter Simon Amstell puts his
emotions on the line in the hit show that toured the UK and ran in New York. Recorded
at the iconic BBC TV Centre, it’s a stripped-down, intimate performance; he reflects on
his inability to connect with people, including family and lovers. Amstell attempts to heal
himself in public in a raw and honest routine, as he reveals his angst to a rapt audience.
Written by and starring Simon Amstell Grandma’s House, Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Director Tim Kirkby Producers Richard Webb, Simon Amstell, Dan Swimer Executive
Producers Mark Freeland, Saurabh Kakkar
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC FOUR
“Don’t miss this hour in the company of one
of the funniest men alive!” OBSERVER
The Omid Djalili Show
STAND UP YOU MAY NEED TO SIT DOWN FOR
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 30’)
First TX date: 17 November 2007
One of Britain’s best-loved comedians is unleashed as a performer and writer with his
distinct multicultural viewpoint, in a show that mixes energetic stand-up with memorable
sketches. The show takes an adult look at contemporary issues from identity, terrorism
and therapy to death, sex and religion. Including weekly features and bite-sized running
gags and characters, the show builds on Omid’s hugely successful stand-up persona: part
political, part social commentary, part just plain silly.
Written by and starring Omid Djalili Casanova, Gladiator Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
Hyperdrive, Grass Executive Producers Mark Freeland The Mighty Boosh, Early Doors
Kenton Allen The Royle Family, Ideal
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC ONE
“One of the most subversive, let alone
funniest, comedians around” GUARDIAN
Paul Chowdhry: What’s Happening White People?
PACKING POWERFUL PUNCHLINES
“A star-in-the-making” TELEGRAPH
1 x 50’ HD
First TX date: 6 September 2013
Inspired by comedic firebrands such as Richard Pryor and George Carlin, Paul Chowdhry
has a distinctive comic voice that taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary
society. British-born Paul has distinguished himself as one of the world’s best-loved Asian
comedians, with a massive global YouTube following. His daringly sharp, insightful routines
have propelled him to dizzy new heights in the last few years; his appearances on Stand
Up for the Week – one of the UK’s top comedy showcases – have brought him massive
critical acclaim and a rapidly growing fan base. What’s Happening White People? shows
off the punchy delivery, and singular take on racial issues, that mark Paul out as a unique
performer.
Written by and starring Paul Chowdhry Stand Up for the Week, Live at the Apollo Director
Paul Wheeler Producer Rose Hanson Executive Producers Andrew Beint, Addison
Cresswell, Joe Norris, Helen Parker
An Open Mike production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex
A UNIQUELY PROVOCATIVE BRAND OF COMEDY
1 x 90’ HD Available Now
Recorded live at the world famous Hammersmith Apollo, controversial superstar
comedian and actor Russell Brand questions the values of heroes and leaders. A ‘Messiah
Complex’ is a disorder where sufferers think they might be the messiah. Did Jesus have it?
What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our
lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often
do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into Apple? Would Che Guevara endorse
Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity? Brand concludes it’s all a load of rubbish
and encourages the audience to stop voting, ignore advertising, look to the transcendent
within themselves and others … and kick over some bins on their way home. Plus there’s
sex. Obviously.
Written by and starring Russell Brand Despicable Me 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall Director
Paul Wheeler Executive Producers Nick Linnen, Lucy Ansbro
A Running Bare production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
DTO/SVOD
Scallywagga
UNLOCK YOUR INNER JUVENILE
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 30’) HD
First TX date: 29 April 2008
Distinctly young in outlook, Scallywagga is a lightning-paced, gleefully immature sketch
show. The devilishly distinctive characters include ASBO PIN, who has an uncanny knack of
predicting people’s PIN numbers; and Adrian, whose parents resort to increasingly bizarre
measures to disown him. Penned by the freshest and funniest new writing talent from
across the UK, Scallywagga appeals to the adolescent in all of us.
Starring Carl Rice, Jessica Hall, Luke Gell, Joanna Higson, Stefan Gumbs, Lena Kaur, Scott
Taylor, Curtis Cole, Sally Lindsay, Steve Edge, Neil Fitzmaurice Created and written by
Stuart Kenworthy Green Wing, Smack the Pony Producer Jon Mountague Executive
Producer Kenton Allen The Royle Family, Ideal
A BBC production
DTO/SVOD BBC THREE
“That rare beast – a new sketch show that is more hit than miss, harnessing
the power of the running gag almost as well as The Fast Show” GUARDIAN
School of Comedy
BRIGHT FUN YOUNG THINGS
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 25’)
First TX date: 1 October 2009
Starting life as a school drama project and then making it all the way up to the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival, this TV sketch show charms, entertains and outrages in equal measure. In
School of Comedy a group of teenagers parody the world of adults in their own unique
way. Characters include Connie, the right-wing bar maid with a relaxed attitude towards
customer service; a 1930s husband oblivious to his wife’s lesbian affair; an estate agent
with some very weird houses to sell; a gallery attendant with a pervy attitude to paintings;
and a cabbie who seems to have met just about everybody, knows just about everything
and has an opinion on all of it. Expect bad behaviour, naughty language, lots of laughs and
some song and dance.
Starring Will Poulter Son of Rambow, Jack Harries, Charlie Wernham, Lilly Ainsworth, Ella
Ainsworth, Hector McCormick, Evie Henderson, Joe Taylor, Max Brown, Beth Rylance
Produced and devised by Laura Lawson Producer Jenna Jones Executive Producer
Andy Harries Mad Dogs, The Royle Family, Cold Feet
A Left Bank Pictures production for E4. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
“This is stand-up comedy with bite and intelligence”
Steve Coogan: Live & Lewd
INDEPENDENT
THE KING OF CHARACTER COMEDY
1 x 60’ Available Now
This set features many of the consummate comic’s most popular personas – lager lout
Paul Calf, his lascivious sister Pauline, health and safety obsessive Ernest Moss, and nervewracked performer Duncan Thickett, plus a guest appearance from John Thomson as
reformed bigot Bernard Righton.
Starring Steve Coogan Philomena, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa John Thomson The Fast Show,
24 Hour Party People Director Dominic Brigstocke Horrible Histories, The Armstrong and
Miller Show Writers Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Patrick Marber, John Thomson
A Baby Cow production. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
SVOD
Stewart Francis Live: Outstanding in His Field
THE CANADIAN JOKE MACHINE
1 x 65’ HD Available Now
Live from London’s Hammersmith Apollo, this performance from Canadian killer-gagpurveyor Stewart Francis features a new crop of brilliant one-liners – including the gag
that won the Funniest Joke award at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. Delivering devastating
jokes at maximum laughs-per-minute, Francis has earned rave reviews with his finely
crafted act.
Written by and starring Stewart Francis Director Matt Askern Producer Craig South
A PDI Media production for BBC Worldwide
DTO/SVOD
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
STAND UP FOR ONE OF THE UK’S SHARPEST COMEDIANS
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 30’) Series 2 HD
First TX date: 16 March 2009
Stewart Lee is one of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians. Whether focusing his caustic quips
on banal celebrity books, pompous politicians, or just crisps, he is always sharp and intelligent.
Awards Bafta Awards 2012 – Best Comedy; British Comedy Awards 2011 – Best Male
TV Comic, Best Comedy Entertainment Programme Written by and starring Stewart
Lee Jerry Springer the Opera Executive Producer Armando Iannucci The Thick of It
A BBC production
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
DTO/SVOD BBC TWO
Very Important People
“Heralded as heirs to the long-vacant throne of French
and Saunders” TELEGRAPH
TAKING THE VIP OUT OF CELEBRITIES
6 x 25’ HD
First TX date: 27 April 2012
This is Very Important People, the celebrity impressions show that not only mocks our most
beloved stars but also satirizes a culture bamboozled by trivia, gossip and regurgitated
ideas. Celebrities under the VIP spotlight include: Russell Brand, President Barack Obama,
Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, David Attenborough, Sophie
Dahl and many more.
Awards British Comedy Awards 2012 – Breakthrough Artist (Morgana Robinson)
Starring Morgana Robinson, Terry Mynott, Liam Hourican, Francine Lewis
A Running Bare Pictures production for Channel 4. Distributed by BBC Worldwide
CHANNEL 4
Watson & Oliver
HITTING THE FUNNY BONE
Series 1 & 2 (12 x 30’) HD
First TX date: 20 February 2012
The eagerly anticipated first television series from talented female comedy duo Lorna
Watson and Ingrid Oliver. Already a huge success on the live comedy circuit and regarded
as two of the hottest new names in television comedy, Watson and Oliver showcase
their impeccable comic instincts in funny, clever and often downright silly sketches. Filmed
in front of a live studio audience, they’re also joined by guest stars – including Sophie
Thompson, John Barrowman, Felicity Montague, Hugo Speer and Adrian Scarborough
– who somehow find themselves dragged into the mischief. With three consecutive
sell-out performances at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as writing and
performing credits in hits like the Bafta-winning Peep Show, The IT Crowd and We Are Klang,
this is one double act you won’t want to miss.
Starring Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver Peep Show, The IT Crowd Executive Producers
Mark Freeland The Wrong Mans Robert Popper Friday Night Dinner
A BBC production in association with Popper Pictures
DTO/SVOD BBC TWO
Watson & Oliver
Contacts
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