Changing Ends. Image shows left to right: Present Day Alan (Alan Carr), Alan (Oliver Savell). Credit: Baby Cow Productions
Changing Ends

Changing Ends

  • TV sitcom
  • ITVX
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A semi-autobiographical sitcom about Alan Carr's life growing up in Northampton in the 1980s. Also features Oliver Savell, Shaun Dooley, Nancy Sullivan, Taylor Fay, Rourke Mooney and more.

Press clippings

Changing Ends & Staged win I Talk Telly awards

Changing Ends has been voted Best New Comedy of 2023 by readers of television website I Talk Telly in its annual awards.

British Comedy Guide, 10th December 2023

Broadcast Awards 2024 comedy nominees revealed

Black Ops, Changing Ends, Dreaming Whilst Black, Everyone Else Burns, Juice and The Change are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2024.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2023

Alan Carr's sitcom Changing Ends to return for Series 2

ITV has confirmed that Changing Ends, the autobiographical comedy starring Alan Carr, is to return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 17th November 2023

I Talk Telly Awards 2023 nominations announced

Black Ops, Changing Ends, Dreaming Whilst Black, Extraordinary, Juice, The Power Of Parker, Ruby Speaking and Significant Other are amongst the nominees in the I Talk Telly Awards 2023. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 11th November 2023

Is comedy back in the ITV building?

ITV has a tricky relationship with sitcoms, doesn't it? 

Rhys Edwards, Chortle, 25th September 2023

Alan Carr pitches spoof spin-off gameshow for his sitcom Changing Ends

Alan Carr has pitched a spin-off ITV gameshow for his sitcom Changing Ends, Wig Or No Wig?!. The gay comic has also complained that he was once outed by a ouija board to his mother.

British Comedy Guide, 6th June 2023

The week in TV: Changing Ends

Changing Ends clearly wants to avoid being angst-ridden, but there's a dark thread here involving historical homophobia towards a spirited, vulnerable boy that keeps wriggling through.

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 4th June 2023

Alan Carr says Changing Ends is a 'love letter' to Northampton

From hoping to put Northampton on the map, to recalling found memories of "staggering down Welly Road", one of our most famous sons certainly still loves the town he grew up in.

Carly Odell, Northampton Chronicle, 2nd June 2023

Changing Ends review

How Alan Carr went from bullied kid to Chatty Man. This sitcom takes us back to the 80s to Carr's adolescence - and the jokes sometimes sit uncomfortably alongside the bigotry he experienced.

Helen Brown, The Telegraph, 1st June 2023

Changing Ends review

Alan Carr's childhood makes for relentlessly funny TV.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 1st June 2023

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