The Mrs Merton Show. Mrs Merton (Caroline Aherne). Copyright: Granada Productions
The Mrs Merton Show

The Mrs Merton Show

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1995 - 1998
  • 30 episodes (5 series)

Comic chat show. Agony aunt Mrs Merton interviews celebrities. Stars Caroline Aherne and Peter Hook.

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BBC to broadcast The Festival Of Funny

The BBC has announced The Festival Of Funny. Running across its TV, radio and online channels from late February to mid-March, the festival will see fourteen hours of new content broadcast.

British Comedy Guide, 15th February 2021

Ali G vs Trump - and other inspired spoof interviews

Fifteen years ago, when Donald Trump was merely a business tycoon and not the most controversial US president since Nixon, he found himself face to face with Sacha Baron Cohen's cult comedy alter-ego: aspiring UK rapper Ali G. Now that Diane Morgan's Philomena Cunk is currently rekindling the trend for spoof interviews, we look back at one of the best.

Mark Butler, i Newspaper, 4th April 2018

Why the Mrs Merton Show changed TV forever

Twenty years have passed since the launch of The Mrs Merton Show in February 1995. The series which saw then thirty something comedy actress Caroline Aherne adopting the guise of a sweet old lady to interview real life celebrities was an instant hit. Yet two decades on, we can now see it changed the world of TV chat forever.

Chris Hallam, Metro, 10th February 2015

Dave Lee Travis guilty of assault on Mrs Merton Show

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a researcher working on TV's The Mrs Merton Show in 1995.

BBC News, 23rd September 2014

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