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Winging It (2009)

BBC Two comedy. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Tom Deacon, Rhys Thomas, Joe Thomas, Holly Walsh, Jonny Sweet, Matthew Crosby, Andrew Spiers and others.

Winging It

Improv comedy series for BBC Switch in which the improvisational skills of young comedians are put to the test

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Tom Deacon, Rhys Thomas, Joe Thomas, Holly Walsh, Jonny Sweet, Matthew Crosby, Andrew Spiers, Charlie Skelton and others
Writers
Dominic English and Neil Webster
Director
Andy Devonshire
Producer
Dominic English

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 18th April 2009 on BBC Two at 12:45pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 30th May 2009 on BBC Two at 12:45pm

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