Filming resumes on A League Of Their Own and There's Something About Movies | But with no studio audience

Filming resumes on A League Of Their Own and There's Something About Movies

But with no studio audience

Filming on Sky’s entertainment series There’s Something About Movies and A League of Their Own is set to start this month.

Both shows are due to return to screens later this year and will be recorded without a studio audience for the first time.

Alan Carr will be back hosting There’s Something About Movies,  with Jennifer Saunders and Michael Sheen returning as team captains and Tom Allen as a regular. 

Guests lined up to put their movie knowledge to the test include Stephen Graham, Gemma Arterton, Joanna Lumley, Nick Frost and Phil Wang.

Carr said: Not only am I really excited to be able to leave the house but also I am buzzing to get started on series 3 of There’s Something About Movies.

‘Although going to the cinema seems like a distant memory, we will be doing our best to recreate some of the movie magic that we’ve all been missing this summer. Bring it on!’

The new series will include a Christmas special.

Meanwhile, the upcoming 15th series of A League of Their Own will be the first in a new three series extension deal between Sky and production company CPL Productions, which also makes There’s Something About Movies. 

Series regular Romesh Ranganathan said: ‘Despite the challenging circumstances, we are going to do our utmost to make League of their Own as good as it always is, and I can say that with confidence because other people have to sort all that out and it requires no extra work from me.’

Barbara Lee, commissioning editor at Sky. added: ‘We all need some joy in our lives so we are excited to start production on two of our customers’ most loved shows. We have worked extremely hard to ensure safety measures are in place to safeguard our guests and the people making the series. These are specifically tailored to the production needs and we are confident we will deliver two stellar shows for our viewers to enjoy.’

Murray Boland, creative director at, CPL added: ‘There are obviously huge challenges to filming in a safe way during the current pandemic.  However, the teams on both A League of Their Own and There’s Something About Movies have been hugely inventive in coming up with solutions that keep everyone safe, while making sure that both shows are as action-packed and funny as always.’

Production credits for both shows

Made by: CPL Productions and Motion Content Group,
Commissioned by: Zai Bennett, managing director of content for Sky UK and Ireland and Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment
Commissioning editor: Barbara Lee
Executive producers: David Taylor, Murray Boland , Danielle Lux,  Martin Oxley.

Published: 3 Jul 2020

What do you think?

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.