Commercial Breakdown. Jasper Carrott. Copyright: Celador Productions.

Commercial Breakdown

BBC One variety. Broadcast, 1989 - 2008. Stars Jimmy Carr, Jasper Carrott, Rory McGrath, Jo Brand, Ruby Wax, Jim Davidson and Jon Culshaw.

Commercial Breakdown

Enduringly popular series in which a British comedian presents humorous television advertisements from around the world

Genre
Variety
Broadcast
1989 - 2008
Channel
BBC One
Series
11
Starring
Jimmy Carr, Jasper Carrott, Rory McGrath, Jo Brand, Ruby Wax, Jim Davidson and Jon Culshaw
Writers
Rob Colley, Dominic English, Jim Pullin, Charlie Skelton and Fraser Steele
Director
Ian Lorimer
Producers
David Taylor, Cristina Miro, Angela O'Leary, John Smith, Katie Taylor and Danielle Lux

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. The current host is stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr.

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