Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar

Nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy award in 2015, Kumar was previously half of sketch duo the Gentlemen of Leisure, who made his Edinburgh debut in 2012
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Mash Report to return in 2018

Nish Kumar to front six new episodes

The Mash Report is to return for a second series next year.

Nish Kumar will return to BBC Two to host six more half-hour episodes early in 2018.

The first run of four episodes, which aired in July and August this year, featured Ellie Taylor and Steve N Allen as newsreaders ‘Susan’ and ‘Tom’ and Rachel Parris  and Andrew Hunter Murray as regulars in the studio.

It launched with only modest ratings of 800,000 viewers on its initial airing – 20 per cent down on the average for its 10pm slot for BBC  Two – but won favourable reviews, with The Daily Telegraph  calling it ‘the most promising satirical arrival on our screens in a long time’

All ten episodes were commissioned at the same time and announced in March this year.

The second batch of six episodes was originally expected to air next month. However, programme-makers Endemol Shine say they will now be broadcast early in the new year.

The production company also confirmed it was making Charlie Brooker's 2017 Wipe and a full series of five episodes of Cunk On Britain, with Diane Morgan’s dim alter-ego Philomena Cunk, to air next year. Both shows have previously been announced by the BBC.

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Published: 23 Oct 2017

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