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.

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Series 15 - The Last Leg Of The Year

Two hour special to celebrate the arrival of 2019. Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by a plethora of celebrity guests, big-name bands and a host of famous faces from the past year to take a satirical swipe at the news we've all loved and loathed in 2018.

Further details

To celebrate the arrival of 2019, The Last Leg Of The Year sees Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker joined by a plethora of celebrity guests, big-name bands and a host of famous faces from the past year to take a satirical swipe at the news we've all loved and loathed in 2018.

As usual, there'll be VTs featuring friends of the show and a multitude of trademark sketches centred around 2018's biggest news stories, as well as Josh's selection of the funniest clips and stills from the last 365 days.

In a fit of end of year madness, the boys also take a trip to Innsbruck, Austria where Alex Brooker attempts to become the first disabled man in history to take part in the most dangerous of Winter Olympic sports - the double luge!

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 31st December 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
120 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Adam Hills Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Regular Panellist
Alex Brooker Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Richard Ayoade Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Katherine Ryan Guest
Tom Allen Guest
Jessica Knappett Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
Lee Ridley (as Lost Voice Guy) Guest
Alex Horne Guest
Sue Perkins Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
Joe Lycett Self
Kathy Burke Self
Bill Bailey Self
Jessica Hynes Self
Marcus Mumford (as Mumford & Sons) Self
David Gleirscher Self
AJ Rosen Self
Tamsin Greig Self
Stephen Merchant Self
Russell Howard Self
Rosie Jones Self
Kerry Godliman Self
Jimmy Carr Self
Chris O'Dowd Self
Taika Waititi Self
Ben Reynolds (as The Horne Section) Band
Joe Auckland (as The Horne Section) Band
Mark Brown (as The Horne Section) Band
Will Collier (as The Horne Section) Band
Ed Sheldrake (as The Horne Section) Band
Writing team
Adam Vincent Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Craine Writer (Additional Material)
Matthew Crosby Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
GrĂ¡inne Maguire Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Toby Baker Director
Brian Klein VT Director
Lisa Kirk Series Producer
Charles Hyland Producer
Rufus Tanner Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Ben Knappett Executive Producer
Emma Gratton Line Producer
Cimran Shah Senior Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Trevor Aylward Editor
Ben Chambers Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Cath Pater-Lancucki Production Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Iain May VT Director of Photography

Press

If you only watched one thing on Hogmanay before the bells I do hope you made it The Last Leg, which is very much not tottering on that eponymous limb. In so many ways this was the perfect end to an often laughable year, and featured no pomp and precious little politics. Instead, just a studio full of genuinely funny and irrepressible guests, a gospel choir, the magnificent house band led by Alex Horne and, chiefly, the near-alchemical chemistry and interplay between Adam Hills and Alex Brooker. And, on the filmed sections in Austria, the establishment of Brooker as the first disabled person to descend an Olympic-standard double-luge run was, away from the laughter and the cavorting, actually rather impressive.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 6th January 2019

The Last Leg rings in the new year with a lineup that includes Katherine Ryan, Richard Ayoade and Nish Kumar. There will also be a look at Alex Brooker's attempt to become the first disabled man to take part in the double luge.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 31st December 2018

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