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The 11 O'Clock Show was a satirical late-night British television comedy series on Channel 4, which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items. It ran from 30 September 1998 to 8 December 2000, most notably, while hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan. The show boosted the careers of the previously little-known Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen and Mackenzie Crook.

The 11 O'Clock Show
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GenreSatire, comedy
Developed byTalkback
Presented byBrendon Burns
(series 1)
Fred MacAulay
(series 1)
Iain Lee
(series 2–4)
Daisy Donovan
(series 2–4)
Jon Holmes
(series 5)
Sarah Alexander
(series 5)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes144
Production
Running time30–35 minutes
DistributorFremantle
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture formatPAL
Audio formatStereo
Original release30 September 1998 (1998-09-30) –
8 December 2000 (2000-12-08)
Chronology
Related showsDa Ali G Show

Contents

Hosts and presentersEdit

The 11 O'Clock Show underwent a number of line-up changes during its run. There are numerous cases of external segment reporters becoming studio hosts, and vice versa. Notable presenters and cast members included:

Later careersEdit

The 11 O'Clock Show was pivotal in the careers of a number of performers who have gone on to greater success.

ControversyEdit

In January 2000, the show came under criticism from the Broadcasting Standards Commission following viewer complaints about comments that were made on the show about recently deceased TV presenter Jill Dando, Bobby Willis (the husband of entertainer Cilla Black) and golfer Payne Stewart.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Channel 4 rapped over Dando". BBC News. 27 January 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

External linksEdit