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

The King Is Dead

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Three
  • 2010
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

BBC Three panel show hosted by Simon Bird described as 'part spoof job interview, part chat show, part panel show and part character comedy'. Stars Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix, Jonny Sweet and Peter Dickson

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

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
6 (1 series), plus 1 highlights special
Creator
Simon Bird
Stars
Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix, Jonny Sweet and Peter Dickson
Writers
Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix, William Andrews, Matthew Crosby, Dominic English, Les Keen, Lloyd Langford and more
Directors
Juliet May and Barbara Wiltshire
Producers
Andy Brereton, Matthew Mulot, Margot Gavan Duffy, Suzy Lamb and Karl Warner
Companies

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."

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd September 2010 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Last new broadcast
Thursday 14th October 2010 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats

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