Commercial Breakdown. Jasper Carrott. Copyright: Celador Productions
Commercial Breakdown

Commercial Breakdown

  • TV comedy
  • BBC One
  • 1989 - 2008
  • 59 episodes (7 series)

Enduringly popular series in which comedians present humorous television advertisements from around the world. Stars Patrick Kielty, Rory McGrath, Jo Brand, Ruby Wax, Jim Davidson and more.

Commercial Breakdown. Jimmy Carr. Copyright: Celador Productions

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1989 - 2008
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
59 (7 series)
Stars
Patrick Kielty, Rory McGrath, Jo Brand, Ruby Wax, Jim Davidson, Jon Culshaw and Jimmy Carr
Writers
Rob Colley, Dominic English, Jim Pullin, Charlie Skelton, Fraser Steele, Jane O'Brien and Mike Whitehill
Director
Ian Lorimer
Producers
David Taylor, Cristina Miro, Angela O'Leary, John Smith, Katie Taylor and Danielle Lux
Companies

This long-running BBC series features "the world's funniest, wildest and weirdest television adverts, selected from every corner of the globe".

A number of comedians have fronted this programme over the years. The presenter, talking direct to camera, links together each batch of commercials with a string of jokes.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Rory McGrath's Commercial Breakdown (Series 2)
  • After The Break (Series 1)
  • Carrott's Commercial Breakdown (Original specials)
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 3rd September 1996 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 14th March 2013 at 1:30am on W
  • Thursday 14th March 2013 at 1:00am on W
  • Wednesday 13th March 2013 at 1:30am on W

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