Micky Flanagan pilots family show

Roadtest for Channel 4 series

Micky Flanagan is piloting a new Channel 4 show based on the families.

His Awkward Family Show will follow a familiar format of showing clips and photographs, with a stand-up passing comment.

But the angle here is that all the footage will show the ‘embarrassing and just plain awkward moments that families choose to document on camera’.

Last December, Flanagan signed a one-year deal to develop ideas with the broadcaster, but has not yet found a starring vehicle.

He was a team captain on Channel 4's advertising-based panel show The Mad Bad Ad Show, which launched earlier this year but was an audience flop and bumped to a less high-profile slot midway through its run.

The pilot of Micky Flanagan’s Awkward Family Show is being recorded at BBC Television Centre on August 31. Visit the Lost In TV website to apply for free studio audience tickets.

Programme-makers Magnum are also seeking 'outspoken family ' whose members have infuriating habits or quirks to appear on the show.

Published: 10 Aug 2012

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