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.

  • Episode 3 repeated Tuesday at 8:30pm on ITV1
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,918

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Changing Ends review

Alan Carr's childhood makes for relentlessly funny TV.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 1st June 2023

TV review: Changing Ends

The feel good subtext here is just be what you want to be.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st June 2023

Changing Ends on ITVX review

Alan Carr's presence is not really necessary for the show to work... but it is fun to have him along for the ride.

William Mata, Evening Standard, 1st June 2023

Changing Ends review

Changing Ends beams with warmth despite - or more likely because of - the endemic 1980s homophobia which forms its backdrop. Dropped into this world, like a naive alien, is a camp, buck-toothed, socially awkward child, misunderstood by almost everyone and ostracised by most of them.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 1st June 2023

Playing Alan Carr's dad was moving, says Shaun Dooley

Shaun Dooley says playing Alan Carr's dad Graham in a new sitcom about the comedian's life was "moving".

BBC, 1st June 2023

Changing Ends review

A laugh-out-loud autobiographical comedy with a lot of heart.

Morgan Cormack, Radio Times, 31st May 2023

I talk to Alan Carr

"I wanted a show about just before reaching puberty, exploring how I was clearly giving off big bloody hints that I was gay, but didn't really know it."

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 29th May 2023

Alan Carr on divorce, dating and the skit that haunts him

He's the extrovert who used to pick on others for laughs. But after struggling in lockdown and a bruising separation, the comic insists he's grown up - and is happier than eve.

Charlotte Edwardes, The Guardian, 27th May 2023

Changing Ends: Alan Carr 'jumped for joy' after casting younger self

Alan Carr says he "jumped for joy" after casting the actor who will play his younger self in a new sitcom about the comedian's life.

BBC, 23rd May 2023

Gossip from ITVX Comedy Showcase

Alan Carr feared putting a curse on the young actor picked to play him as a lad. Katherine Parkinson reckons creating chemistry with a co-star is almost impossible - unless you fancy them. Jaime Winstone was meant to play a classic Essex girl in ITVX comedy Count Abdulla. But she convinced bosses to ditch the typecasting and let her be a punk dominatrix vampire.

Felicity Cross, The Sun, 10th May 2023

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