Actor, presenter, comedian and singer Bradley Walsh is returning to his roots and celebrating the biggest comedy stars in a new series for Channel 5 – Bradley Walsh: Legends of Comedy (w/t).
The 3 x 90’ series was commissioned by Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted UK Originals, Channel 5 & Paramount+ and will be produced by Honey Bee.
It will be Directed by Christian Watt and Executive Produced by Ed Taylor, Bradley Walsh, Les Keen and Ros Edwards.
Bradley Walsh has been at the forefront of British comedy for the last 40 years and during that time has met and been inspired by some of the world’s greatest comedy legends. From sitcoms to stand-ups to double acts, Walsh sets out his all-time comedy legends and puts forward his own theory as to why they are the best of all time. Throughout the series Walsh interviews friends such as Alexander Armstrong, Omid Djalili, Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos, Su Pollard, Alison Steadman and Les Dennis and others to unravel the genius of the comedy greats – from Tommy Cooper, Lee Mack and Victoria Wood to Bob Monkhouse, Little and Large and Morecambe & Wise; and revisits classic comedy moments of sitcoms from Hi Di Hi and Dad’s Army to Blackadder and Absolutely Fabulous.
Bradley Walsh, host and Executive Producer said: “Having spent the last 40 years of my life working in comedy, it’s been wonderful speaking to some of my favourite people about our favourite comedians who have inspired us throughout our careers. We have a wealth of comedy talent in the UK and it’s a joy to celebrate them all.”
Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted UK Originals, Channel 5 & Paramount+ said: “Who better to run through his personal comedy greats than Bradley. Our audience loves Bradley, and we’re honoured to have him on the channel for this big series. With great clips and interviews, his run-down of the comedy greats will be the ultimate laughter-fest as the nights draw in.”
Ed Taylor, Executive Producer for Honey Bee, commented: “Honey Bee is delighted to be teaming up with Bradley again for Channel 5 in a funny yet fascinating look at the comedy greats that have been the laughter track of his life”.
The series is due to air on Channel 5 in the coming months.
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