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

The Last Leg

  • TV chat show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2022
  • 286 episodes (24 series)

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

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

Key details

Genre
Chat Show
Broadcast
2012 - 2022
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
286 (24 series)
Stars
Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker
Directors
John McKenna, John L Spencer, Geraldine Dowd and Toby Baker
Producers
Lisa Kirk, Ben Wicks, Ben Knappett, Kate Edmunds, Christopher Barbour, Cimran Shah, Danny Carr, Tom Messer and more
Companies

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.

Additional details

Tagline
Three men with four legs try to make sense of the news
Also known as
  • The Last Leg With Adam Hills
  • The Last Leg Of The Year
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song is Harder Than You Think by Public Enemy.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 30th August 2012 at 10:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

Free tickets

  • Riverside Studios - First half of Series 3; Series 4; and Series 5.
  • Wimbledon Studios - Second half of Series 3.
  • The London Studios - Series 6 onwards
  • Fountain Studios - 2015 General Election specials.
  • BBC Television Centre - From June 2018
  • Elstree Film Studios - From February 2020
  • London Olympics Media Centre - Original 2012 Paralympics series
  • Here East Studios - 2021 Paralympics series

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