The King Is Dead. Simon Bird. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

The King Is Dead

BBC Three panel show. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix and Jonny Sweet.

The King Is Dead. Image shows from L to R: Katy Wix, Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

The King Is Dead

BBC Three panel show hosted by Simon Bird described as 'part spoof job interview, part chat show, part panel show and part character comedy'

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Creator
Simon Bird
Starring
Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix and Jonny Sweet
Writers
Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed and Katy Wix
Directors
Juliet May and Barbara Wiltshire
Producers
Andy Brereton and Matthew Mulot

Each week on The King Is Dead a well known public figure is hypothetically bumped off. It's down to the comedic interview panel led by Simon Bird, to scour the Great British celebrity pool for a top notch replacement.

Simon is accompanied in his search by Nick Mohammed and Katy Wix. Three celebrities compete in a unique and vigorous interview process in a bid to prove they are the best applicant for the job. The positions available include The President of the USA, Father Christmas and The Chief of the Police.

Applicants include James Corden, Louis Walsh, George Lamb, Caprice, Jenny Bond and Sarah Beeny.

Answering questions on the contents of their CV and taking part in obscure challenges, the celebrities will allow Simon and his interview panel to grill them thoroughly to be accepted in the coveted role available.

The King Is Dead is described as "part spoof job interview, part chat show, part panel show and part character comedy."

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd September 2010 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 14th October 2010 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 18th October 2010 at 12:30am
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