The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Channel 4 chat show about the news. 265 episodes (23 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker.

Returns Friday at 10pm. Episode Guide
Recording at BBC Television Centre. Tickets

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Weekly live topical comedy chat with Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker - three guys with four legs between them

Genre
Chat Show
Broadcast
2012 - 2021
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
265   (23 series)
Starring
Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker
Directors
John McKenna, John L Spencer, Geraldine Dowd and Toby Baker
Producers
Ben Wicks, Ben Knappett, Kate Edmunds, Christopher Barbour, Lisa Kirk, Danny Carr, Pete Thomas, Dominic Martin, Cimran Shah, Charles Hyland and others

The Last Leg started life as a nightly alternative review of each day at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, showing all the best gems of action and, in the process, taking a sideways look at the intricacies of disability sports.

Host Adam Hills was joined each night by his eagle-eyed sidekicks Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, as well as guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment, to pore over the golden moments from the Games, confront some of the widely held views associated with Paralympic sport, and answer the questions viewers were always afraid to ask. The show was a big hit with both viewers and the press, with some episodes attracting over a million viewers. As a result, the show has continued post-Games...

From the second series onwards, a studio audience and celebrity guests join Adam, Alex and Josh to take on the big issues of the week's news.

The format also continues the all-encompassing question that brought so much attention through the Paralympic Games: 'Is it OK?' Viewers at home and the live studio audience are encouraged to ask this question about anything from the week, without fear of judgement.

Production Details

Tagline
Three men with four legs try to make sense of the news
Production company
Also known as
  • The Last Leg Of The Year (Other official name)
  • The Last Leg With Adam Hills (Other official name)
Soundtrack
The theme song is Harder Than You Think by Public Enemy.
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 30th August 2012 on Channel 4 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 4th September 2021 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 23 Episode 1: Sunday at 2am on C4

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