Posts Tagged ‘tv’

On Stage: Live From Television Centre | BBC

14 November 2015

BBC Television Centre

Tomorrow night, Live From Television Centre, a four-play theatrical collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre, is on BBC4.

I am proud to have made a contribution to the last part, Jess Thom‘s Broadcast from Biscuit Land, which also features Jess Mabel Jones and, fleetingly, me.

Broadcast from Biscuitland

The Rack Pack | BBC

28 September 2015

The Rack Pack is iPlayer’s first comedy-drama feature film:

Directed by Brian Welsh (Glasgow Girls, Black Mirror) this comedy drama explores the glory days of the Seventies and Eighties snooker scene, when huge characters became household names and Snooker Loopy troubled the pop charts. The film is written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, who are the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
The story tells of the rivalry between Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins (Luke Treadaway), whose natural talent and showmanship transformed the image of the traditional game and captivated audiences across the country, and Steve ‘The Nugget’ Davis (Will Merrick) who under the guidance of manager Barry Hearn (Kevin Bishop) dominated the sport throughout the Eighties and ushered in a new era of professionalism. Nichola Burley plays Alex’s wife, Lynn Higgins, and James Bailey takes on the role of the greatest player never to be World Champion, Jimmy White.
This rip roaring romp through the snooker scene of Eighties Britain is a celebration of the huge personalities of the time and an affectionate look at a gloriously nostalgic period of this very British sport.

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Only Connect for BBC Two

13 July 2015

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Series 11 of Only Connect, with me in the question-editor chair, begins tonight on BBC Two at 8.30pm.


Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe | BBC2

30 April 2015

I am a proud member of Team Election Wipe, the fruits of whose labours will be broadcast shortly before the polls open.

Only Connect — Now on BBC Two

28 August 2014

Series ten of Only Connect, with me in the question-editor chair, begins on BBC Two on Mon 1 September 2014 at 20:30.

Only Connect for BBC Four

14 April 2014


The new series of quiz show Only Connect starts tonight on BBC Four, with me in the question-editor seat.