New impressions show for Alistair McGowan | Redubbing news clips for Sky One

New impressions show for Alistair McGowan

Redubbing news clips for Sky One

Alistair McGowan is to return to TV with a new impressions show.

The programme, provisionally titled Re-Dub!, will feature a team of new and established impressionists who will re-voice topical clips to give them a comic twist.

Ten half-hour episodes have been commissioned from Avalon Television, for broadcast on Sky One  later this year

Executive producer Richard Allen-Turner said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Sky on Re-Dub!, a new comedy show that along with Russian Twitterbots, helps further conflate fake news and real reports for viewers’ entertainment.’

Phil Edgar-Jones, Sky’s head of entertainment, added: ‘When the Avalon team showed us their initial piloted pitch for Re-Dub! I couldn’t finish my crisps as we were laughing till we cried. 

‘Re-Dub! is a gloriously silly and funny take on the world of news and celebrity from the mouth of Alistair McGowan and a host of brilliant mimics accompanying real world footage. We can promise a fun-packed half hour of pure joy.’

McGowan, who cut his teeth on Spitting in the 1990s, fronted his own Big Impression show on BBC One from 2000 to 2004; and in 2012, McGowan wrote and hosted the ITV comedy sports show You Cannot Be Serious,.

Avalon’s other credits include The Russell Howard Hour, Catastrophe, Taskmaster, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Published: 1 Feb 2018

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