- Panel Show
- BBC Three
- 6 (1 series), plus 1 highlights special
- Simon Bird
- Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed, Katy Wix and Jonny Sweet
- Simon Bird, Nick Mohammed and Katy Wix
- Juliet May and Barbara Wiltshire
- 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.
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 company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- 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