Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear
Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

  • TV variety
  • BBC One
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 41 episodes (7 series)

Variety show hosted by Michael McIntyre.

  • Due to return for Series 8
  • Series 1, Episode 5 repeated tomorrow at 9pm on CC Extra
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,568

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 1

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Michael McIntyre, Ellie Goulding. Copyright: Hungry McBear
This week there is a musical performance from Ellie Goulding, an exclusive look at new musical School Of Rock, and a grandfather surprises his grandson. Plus, Olly Murs plays Celebrity Send To All and Michael makes a firefighter's dream of performing on the West End stage come true.

Preview clips

Further details

This week there is an exquisite musical performance from Ellie Goulding, an exclusive look at the brand new musical School Of Rock, and a grandfather surprises his grandson with hilarious results.

Plus it's a family affair when Olly Murs plays Celebrity Send To All. Michael has fun looking through Olly's phone before sending a text to his contacts. Unexpected Star also returns, but this series it's been taken up a notch.

Tonight Michael makes a firefighter's dream of performing on the West End stage come true.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 19th November 2016
Time
8:10pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

  1. Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 2:15am on Comedy Central
  2. Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 1:00pm on CC Extra
  3. Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 9:00pm on Comedy Central
  4. Friday 7th June 2024 at 9:00pm on CC Extra
  5. Saturday 8th June 2024 at 5:15am on CC Extra

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th September 2019 9:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 10th January 2021 6:00pm Comedy Central
Monday 11th January 2021 3:00am Comedy Central
Monday 11th January 2021 10:00am Comedy Central
Thursday 26th August 2021 2:00am 5Star
Saturday 28th August 2021 8:50am 5Star
Friday 10th September 2021 11:00pm CC Extra
Friday 17th September 2021 11:00pm CC Extra
Friday 8th October 2021 12:00am Comedy Central
Thursday 28th April 2022 9:00pm Comedy Central
Wednesday 18th October 2023 3:25am Comedy Central
Wednesday 18th October 2023 9:00pm Comedy Central
Friday 20th October 2023 9:00pm CC Extra
Saturday 21st October 2023 4:20am CC Extra
Sunday 3rd March 2024 1:00pm CC Extra
Sunday 3rd March 2024 4:00pm CC Extra
Monday 4th March 2024 6:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Cast
Michael McIntyre Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Olly Murs Guest
David Fynn Guest
Andy Quinn Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Richard Soames Ensemble Actor
Ellie Goulding Musical Performer
Writing team
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Chris Howe Director
Christian Fletcher Series Producer
Ed Daggett Producer
Carol Baffour-Awuah Producer
Dan Baldwin Executive Producer
Rachel Ashdown Executive Producer
Claire Horton Executive Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Claire Nash Edit Producer
Clara Marshall Edit Producer
David Sutton Edit Producer
Ben Bacon Strand Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Dave Davey Lighting Designer
Paul Farrer Composer
Juliet Russell Vocal Coach

Videos

Unexpected Star

Unexpected Star Andy is asked to give a fireman's lift in the prank room, before he gets a big shock on the stage.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Gemma Arrowsmith, Richard Soames & Andy Quinn.

Send To All with Olly Murs

Michael recaps Olly Murs' text for Send To All and reads the reply from a guy who washes Olly's cars.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre & Olly Murs.

Press

Can Michael McIntyre swipe Ant & Dec's Saturday crown?

It could never be described as cool or cutting-edge, but it does what it does pretty well - much like its host.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 20th November 2016

The refreshingly naive extravaganza returns, with its pranks and games expanded to the point that star turns from Ellie Goulding and the cast of School Of Rock feel like needless intrusions. McIntyre ribbing a teen about his posey Instagrams, or texting Olly Murs's contacts, is happy fun, devoid of cynicism and enhanced by the host's improv skills. Plus, the finale - with a fireman singing a Les Mis number - is worth 10 X Factors.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 19th November 2016

I know the comedian Michael McIntyre is the ultimate "Marmite" personality, but if you're one of the people who loathes his jolly, jumpy schtick, you might still find some entertainment here. This is the new series of his loud, innocent, good-natured show, which mixes the host's trademark comedy with celebrity guests and musical numbers. McIntyre bounds on stage to deliver his hyper-puppy stand-up routine and uses the topic of summer picnics and warm Coke as an excuse to throw himself to the floor.

But he soon recedes and you are able to catch your breath, or maybe stop grinding your teeth, for this is an old-fashioned Saturday night variety show and he'll not be allowed to hog the limelight. Mercifully, he's made to give way to the likes of Olly Murs and Ellie Goulding, and a performance from the cast of the musical School of Rock. Even the awkward talk-to-the-audience segments are a joyful relief, as they provide respite from McIntyre's desperate urgings that we all whoop and laugh.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 19th November 2016

The big Saturday nights in are back, with the return of Michael McIntyre's Big Show to the BBC. Considered one of Britain's best stand-up comedians, McIntyre certainly knows how to get a crowd.

Eloise Craven-Todd, On The Box, 19th November 2016

Share this page