Are the old ones the best?

Panel show to pitch old comics vs new

Comedians spanning three generations will compete in a new panel show being developed by ITV.

Battle Of The Ages pitches three teams – the Young Guns, the Middle Ages and the Golden Oldies – across a series of stand-up challenges and typical panel-show games.

Taking part in a run-through next month are Tom O'Connor, Roy Walker, Hal Cruttenden, Roisin Conaty and Rob Beckett – and the show will be hosted by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry.

The show has a near-identical format to the Australian panel show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation and Radio 4's Act Your Age. Indeed Tom O'Connor was a regular on the oldies team for the radio show, too.

The Australian version, which returns for a fourth series on Friday hosted by Shaun Micallef, is recorded in Melbourne – but made by Britain’s ITV Studios.

The run-through will take place in Central London on February 7. See our free tickets page to be in the audience.

The recordings will come a week after ITV tries out its improvised talk show Chat Show Roulette – suggesting the broadcaster is keen to expand its comedy output.

Published: 30 Jan 2013

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.