The Tez O'Clock Show. Tez Ilyas
The Tez O'Clock Show

The Tez O'Clock Show

  • TV variety
  • Channel 4
  • 2019
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Topical satire show hosted by Tez Ilyas. Also features Sindhu Vee, Guz Khan, Sophie Willan and Adam Rowe.

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Series 1, Episode 1

The Tez O'Clock Show. Image shows from L to R: Adam Rowe, Sophie Willan, John Bishop, Tez Ilyas, Sindhu Vee
Tez Ilyas hosts this satirical comedy show, a mixture of stand-up, sketches and studio antics. Highlights include comics Sophie Willan and Adam Rowe briefing Tez on the hot topics of the day, and spoof news bulletins from the Pakistani Broadcasting Corporation. John Bishop is the guest.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th July 2019
Channel 4
60 minutes
  • Wednesday 24th July 2019, 18:15 at Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)

Cast & crew

Tez Ilyas Host / Presenter
Sindhu Vee Self
Guz Khan Self
Sophie Willan Self
Adam Rowe Self
Guest cast
John Bishop Guest
Writing team
Tez Ilyas Writer
James Menzies Writer
Amna Saleem Writer
Sukh Ojla Writer
Kae Kurd Writer
Daniel Audritt Writer
James Felton (as Jim Felton) Writer
Adam Hess Writer
Production team
Toby Baker Series Director
Paul Murphy Location Director
Dominic Wells-Martin Series Producer
Josh Cluderay Producer
Ben Wicks Executive Producer
Gill Isles Executive Producer
Pollyanna McGirr Executive Producer
David Geli Executive Producer
Darren Dutton Edit Producer
Claudia Spofforth Line Producer
Tez Ilyas Associate Producer
Scott Edwards Editor
Mark Hermida Editor
Oli Nightingale Editor
Rob Mansell Editor
Owen Gundry Production Designer
Vicki Anne Hales Costume Designer
Shaz Roye Make-up Designer
Sarah Faulkner Make-up Designer
Gurdip Mahal Lighting Designer
Andrew Blythe Composer
Marten Joustra Composer
Alex Jackson (as Alexandra Jackson) Make-up Designer


John Bishop on The Tez O'Clock Show

John Bishop shares his thoughts on The Tez O'Clock Show, and how Tez could be the new Prime Minister.

Featuring: Tez Ilyas & John Bishop.

Pakistani Broadcasting Corporation on Boris Johnson

The Pakistani Broadcasting Corporation shares the news that Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister of the UK, and addresses the controversy about him.

Featuring: Tez Ilyas & Guz Khan.


The Tez O'Clock Show review

Wading into the Brexit debate without getting bogged down in the personalities or over-familiar comic conceits, The Tez O'Clock Show also didn't simply presume the positions of its audience as The Mash Report is prone to do.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 26th July 2019

Channel 4 continues to do good work in diversifying topical TV satire: now, northern, working-class Muslim Tez Ilyas has a three-week run of sketches, chat and interviews that his sharp standup suggests will be on the money. Fellow comedians Sophie Willan, Adam Rowe, Sindhu Vee and Man Like Mobeen's Guz Khan co-star.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 25th July 2019

Why you need to watch... The Tez O'Clock Show

This 'late-night satirical comedy show' is absolute winner because you'll never have seen anything quite the same before. It is bursting with ideas and feels thrillingly overdue. It is the perfect answer to anyone who sees multiculturalism or representation as some sort of problem rather than the heart-swelling eye-opening heady joy that it is. Tez Ilyas has arrived and it's really fucking exciting.

Nooruddean Choudry, JOE, 25th July 2019

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