Karl goes it alone

Geravais's sidekick to star in short films

Ricky Gervais’s sidekick Karl Pilkington has been commissioned to make four short films for Channel 4.

Pilkington, the much-mocked producer of Gervais’s radio show and podcasts, will offer his views on animals, health, knowledge and holidays in the films.

They will air in the 3 Minute Wonder slot at 7.55pm from August 14 to 17.

Gervais’s record-breaking podcasts consist only of  the comedian and writing partner Stephen Merchant quizzing Pilkington about his range of bizarre beliefs. Pilkington was also mentioned in Gervais’s stand-up show Politics.

The new shorts have been produced by Vanity Projects, part of the John Noel group of companies.

A book of Pilkington’s thoughts is also out next month. Click here to pre-order it


Published: 3 Aug 2006

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