Alan Carr to host panel show pilot about movies

Sunday 3rd February 2019, 9:53pm

Alan Carr.

Alan Carr is to front the pilot episode of There's Something About Movies, a new TV panel show format.

The episode is due to be filmed for Sky One this week. Producers describe the show as "a hilarious blockbusting panel show all about films, testing some of the UK's favourite actors and comics on their film trivia and the wonderful world of movie making".

CPL Productions, the company behind A League Of Their Own, is making the programme. Carr recently appeared in the sports panel show's European Road Trip specials.

There's Something About Movies is not the only pilot Carr is fronting for Sky One. As BCG reported in October, he hosted a pilot showcasing the "funniest, weirdest and downright wrongest moments" from the current week's TV.

The pilot episode of There's Something About Movies will be filmed at Pinewood Studios in front of a live audience on Thursday (7th February). Free tickets

There's Something About Movies will not be the first film-based panel show produced. Last year, Radio 4 broadcast Gaby's Talking Pictures, a comedy series in which Gaby Roslin, Ellie Taylor, John Thomson, impressionists Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona and guests celebrated "the wonderful world of cinema" through a series of games. The show is due to return to the radio for another run later this year.

Carr's last series was the Channel 4 game show I Don't Like Mondays. His "golden handcuffs" deal with the broadcaster has now come to an end, and he is next set to host a revival of Play Your Cards Right for ITV.

Carr has also been lined up as host of The Remote Controller, a comedy show about TV formats co-starring Harry Hill, which is currently in development.

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