Jasper Carrott returns to stand-up for new TV series

Friday 9th September 2011 @ 3:06pm by Aaron

An Audience With Jasper Carrott. Jasper Carrott. Image credit: London Weekend Television.A brand new comedy series for BBC One will see legendary comic Jasper Carrott return to his stand-up roots.

Following the success of The One Ronnie at Christmas, the BBC have ordered more episodes of The One..., which will be recorded later this month. The series will see a different guest comic host each of its three episodes. The hosts for the other two episodes will be Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones.

The One Jasper Carrott will mark the popular comedian and folk-singer's first notable TV stand-up role since 1999's celebrated series Jasper Carrott - Back To The Front, and his first comedy role since the politically-correct BBC One sitcom All About Me came to an end in 2004. In recent years, the star of hit 1990s sitcom The Detectives hosted six series of ITV game show Golden Balls.

Meanwhile, The One Lenny Henry will cement the comic's return to his stand-up roots following his highly-publicised amicable divorce from wife Dawn French last year, and The One Griff Rhys Jones will see the actor and comic - best known for his successful partnership with Mel Smith - back on the comedy scene after BBC Two's hugely popular Three Men In A Boat travelogues with Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath.

The One... episodes will feature a mix of stand-up and sketches. Each episode will focus on the star host, who will bring some of their own talent to the mix: Henry will be performing in a number of sketches, including some with old favourite characters from his impressive comedy career; and Carrott, who came to stand-up via silly songs and folk music, will perform a number of tunes.

The three-part series is expected to form a key part of BBC One's Christmas schedule.


Our Guide to 'The One...'

 

Latest News

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One has announced the commission of a third series of Count Arthur Strong. The seven new episodes will be on TV in 2016.

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for CITV based on the popular books from Scholastic.

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Isy Suttie will host Series 4 of radio showcase Sketchorama, with a line-up including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, Hennessy & Friends, and Gein's Family Giftshop.

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC television next month.

Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag

Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag

Tim Key, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones and Sharon Rooney are amongst the comic actors joining Jim Howick as BBC Two's Stag begins filming.

Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered

Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered

Historian Graham McCann has revealed his discovery of an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot, written by Still Open All Hours creator Roy Clarke.

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.