BBC orders two more series of Frank Skinner's Opinionated

Tuesday 26th October 2010 @ 5:50pm by Ian Wolf

Frank Skinner's Opinionated. Frank Skinner. Image credit: Avalon Television.Frank Skinner's Opinionated, BBC Two's laid-back satirical comedy format, has been recommissioned for two more series.

The show, made by production company Avalon, features Frank Skinner and two guest comics commenting on the week's news. It has been recommissioned by the controller of BBC Two, Janice Hadlow, with a six-part series set to broadcast in the spring and another in the autumn next year.

Skinner commented: "I'm massively pleased that the BBC have commissioned another two series of Opinionated. I knew my buy one get one free suggestion would win them over."

Each week the show will be recorded in front of a studio audience in a different part of the country. This was also the aim for Series 1, however due to a volcanic ash cloud preventing air travel, some episodes from Series 1 ended up being broadcast from London.

The six-part first series, which was Skinner's first regular presenting job for over a decade, attracted on average 2 million viewers an episode when it was broadcast in April and May.

Here is a clip from the first series in which Skinner talks about driving cars with guests Lee Mack and Sarah Millican. The host reveals how he failed his driving test.


Our Guide to 'Frank Skinner's Opinionated'

 

Latest News

Gold to profile comedians in new series 'The Interviews'

Gold to profile comedians in new series 'The Interviews'

Kenneth Williams, The Two Ronnies, Les Dawson, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are amongst the comedians profiled in new Gold series The Interviews.

Russell Tovey amongst cast for Radio 4 sitcom Cardboard Heart

Russell Tovey amongst cast for Radio 4 sitcom Cardboard Heart

The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a new Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry for a greetings card company.

No third series for Up The Women

No third series for Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series, the BBC has confirmed today.

Holly Willoughby to host new ITV panel show

Holly Willoughby to host new ITV panel show

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a new comedy panel show for ITV focused on the world of sport.

ITV2 to show Keith Lemon's Back To The Future Tribute

ITV2 to show Keith Lemon's Back To The Future Tribute

The character Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first Back To The Future film.

Comedy Central reveal Russell Howard's new show

Comedy Central reveal Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Doc Brown, Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.