Frankie Boyle working on new series for Channel 4

Monday 18th July 2011 @ 3:46pm by Aaron

Frankie Boyle Live. Frankie Boyle. Image credit: Chambers Management.Channel 4 is working with Frankie Boyle to develop a new topical comedy series, Broadcast report.

Following months of rumour, the corporation has now confirmed to trade magazine Broadcast that it is talking to the Scottish comedian with a view to creating a brand new series for him.

The comic was last seen on Channel 4 in December 2010, when his sketch show Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights attracted much controversy and many column inches from fans and critics alike, particularly in relation to a joke which referred to the disabled son of glamour model turned TV personality Katie Price (aka Jordan).

A spokeswoman for Channel 4 said: "Tramadol Nights was a creative one-off series for Frankie Boyle. C4 and Frankie are working together on a new comedy vehicle with a topical focus. Hopefully a new pilot will record later in the year but it is still very much a work in progress."

The new show is in early development stages and details are scarce, but it is expected to be recorded in front of a studio audience. It is believed it will not be produced by The Comedy Unit, the Glasgow production company behind Tramadol Nights.

The following trailer was produced for Tramadol Nights. The entire series is currently available to watch on 4oD.


Our Guide to 'Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights'

 

Latest News

Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire

Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire.

Some Girls Series 3 begins filming

Some Girls Series 3 begins filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls.

Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune

Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune.

Give Out Girls switches to Comedy Central

Give Out Girls switches to Comedy Central

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central.

Nina Conti to present BBC Two comedy variety show

Nina Conti to present BBC Two comedy variety show

Nina Conti is to present a new BBC Two show called Nina Conti's Va-Va-Riety Show. The programme is described as 'a modern take on the traditional variety show'.

Rhod Gilbert is new Never Mind The Buzzcocks host

Rhod Gilbert is new Never Mind The Buzzcocks host

Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new permanent host of music-based panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

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.