Commercial Breakdown. Jasper Carrott. Copyright: Celador Productions.

Commercial Breakdown

BBC One comedy about international TV. 59 episodes (7 series), 1989 - 2008. Stars Patrick Kielty, Rory McGrath, Jo Brand, Ruby Wax and others.

Commercial Breakdown. Jimmy Carr. Copyright: Celador Productions.

Commercial Breakdown

Enduringly popular series in which comedians present humorous television advertisements from around the world

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

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.

Production Details

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

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 3rd September 1996 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 3rd August 2008 on BBC One at 11pm
Last repeat
Thursday 14th March 2013 at 1:00am on W

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