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Winging It

Winging It (2009)

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2009
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Improv comedy series for BBC Switch in which the improvisational skills of young comedians are put to the test. Stars Tom Deacon, Rhys Thomas, Joe Thomas, Holly Walsh, Jonny Sweet and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series), plus 1 highlights special
Stars
Tom Deacon, Rhys Thomas, Joe Thomas, Holly Walsh, Jonny Sweet, Matthew Crosby, Andrew Spiers, Charlie Skelton and more
Writers
Dominic English and Neil Webster
Director
Andy Devonshire
Producers
Dominic English, Neil Webster and Ruth Phillips
Companies

Improvisational comedy for BBC Switch (the youth TV strand) in which young comedy actors "must re-invent themselves on the run".

Knowing nothing about their roles until the very last minute, the performers are "pushed to their limits". Each challenge begins with the comedian receiving a mission statement in the form of a dossier which they are prohibited from opening until minutes before their challenge begins.

Each mission contains several 'hit points' - pre-planned obstacles - which increase in difficulty as the challenge progresses. All the comedians are guided through each challenge by the 'Wing Commander', who triggers each new part of the 'hit' via an earpiece.

The jeopardy intensifies as each challenge develops until the final pay-off which reveals whether or not they have successfully winged it.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 18th April 2009 at 12:45pm on BBC Two

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