Dara turns back time

O'Briain to host chat show pilot

Dara O'Briain is to front a new  BBC Two comedy chat show in which celebrity guests relive their past.

The comic is filming a pilot episode of the show, If I Could Turn Back Time, in Manchester on Saturday.

The premise for the show is that ‘one wel-known celebrity takes a journey through their past to reveal the comic, the cruel, the curious life experiences they'd love the chance to go back and live all over again’.

O’Briain is best known for guest hosting Have I Got News For You, and for fronting BBC Two’s semi-improvised topical show Mock The Week. In Ireland, he also presents RTE’s topical comedy show The Panel.

The new programme is being made by Hat Trick North, the Manchester-based outpost of Have I Got News For You’s production company.


Published: 5 Dec 2005

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