Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor. Karen Taylor. Image credit: Avalon Television.

Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor

Sketch show co-written by and starring Karen Taylor

Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2006 - 2008  (BBC Three)
Episodes:
14 (pilot + 2 series)
Starring:
Karen Taylor, Anna Crilly, Jalaal Hartley, Lawry Lewin, Clare Warde, Ruth Bratt, Carli Norris, Kate Robbins, Alice Connor, Souad Faress, Greg Nuby
Writers:
Karen Taylor, John Camm, Kitty Flanagan, Brenda Gilhooly, George Jeffrie, Lawry Lewin, Will Maclean, Tony MacMurray, Karl Minns, John Roy, Bert Tyler-Moore
Production:
Avalon Television

BBC Three sketch show which offers "a raunchy look at modern life - as seen through Karen's own irreverent and lascivious eyes".

Characters include desperate, divorced school teacher Miss Harper who takes a less than healthy interest in her strapping male students and At Home with The Smithsons, a spoof fly-on-the-wall reality show featuring former stripper Joanna and her 80-year-old husband.

The second series returns with more saucy humour and no-nonsense satire. Favourites including Cash Cow, the £5-a-minute late-night phone-in quiz, and Glamorama, the WAG-styled current affairs show tackling hard-hitting issues, return.

Our Review: There's some great ideas in this sketch show - unfortunately, like many BBC Three sketch series these are completely bogged down and hidden by a larger weight of very average sketches that are repeated week-in, week-out in various and ever-more boring guises.

German audiences will soon be able to see many sketches from this show in their own language when RTL re-makes the show for that country with German comedienne Mirja Boes taking Karen's role.