BBC orders sketch series from The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek

Wednesday 3rd October 2012 @ 10:13pm

The Ginge, the Geordie and The Geek. Image shows from L to R: Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton, Kevin O'Loughlin. The BBC has ordered a new TV sketch series from comedy group The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek.

The trio - Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O'Loughlin - are already popular on the live comedy circuit, with a number of sold-out Edinburgh Fringe shows to their name. With news of this commission, they now look set to extend their family-friendly brand of humour to television too.

The BBC filmed a pilot episode in front of an audience in March, which was deemed a success. The comedians are now working towards a full series for BBC Two, which will be recorded at the end of the year. Most sketches will be filmed live in the studio, with some pre-recorded and played back on screens for the audience to enjoy.

Producers say: "As the opening titles reveal the comedy trio clad in only their freshly ironed underpants, we gaze at their pasty dimpled flesh and wobbly manscaping and it's clear that they know funny."

Many of the characters the group performed in their Edinburgh shows will be seen on TV, alongside an array of brand new comedy creations.

The series will be filmed in November or December at the BBC's Pacific Quay studios in Glasgow. To apply to be in the audience see our free tickets page


Our Guide to 'The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek'

 

Latest News

Nick Park working on caveman football film Early Man

Nick Park working on caveman football film Early Man

Nick Park and Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep, are making Early Man, a new film about the first football match.

Red Dwarf to return to Dave for two new series

Red Dwarf to return to Dave for two new series

Channel Dave has confirmed it has ordered two new series of cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, to air in 2016 and 2017.

UKIP reports Have I Got News For You to the police

UKIP reports Have I Got News For You to the police

UKIP says comments made about Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You may hinder his chances of electoral success, thus breaking election broadcasting laws.

Peter Kay's Car Share streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer

Peter Kay's Car Share streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer

New sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share has broken a BBC record, with the show being streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer ahead of its TV debut.

Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak to voice Counterfeit Cat

Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak to voice Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat, a new animated comedy series for children's channel Disney XD, will feature the vocal talents of Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak.

Channel Dave orders Series 2 of Hoff The Record

Channel Dave orders Series 2 of Hoff The Record

Channel Dave has ordered a second series of David Hasselhoff mockumentary Hoff The Record before the first has even been broadcast.

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.