Alan Carr: Chatty Man

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Format Chat show
Directed by Chris Howe
Presented by Alan Carr
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 12
No. of episodes 126(as of 13 June 2014) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew Beint
Addison Cresswell
Producer(s) Open Mike Productions
Jon Holman
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 50–80 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 14 June 2009 (2009-06-14) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Sunday Night Project
The Justin Lee Collins Show
Alan Carr's Specstacular
External links
Website

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (also simply known as Chatty Man) is a BAFTA award-winning[1] British comedy chat show presented by comedian Alan Carr. The show features interviews with celebrity guests, sketches, topical chat and music.

The show was first on as two pilots in late May 2009; it proved popular with the public and was commissioned for a series. The first episode drew in a total of 2.15 million viewers. To date, the show has broadcast 11 series and 109 episodes. The eleventh series consisted of 18 episodes, making it the longest series to date. A new series began airing on 30 August 2013. In 2013, Carr signed a two-year contract extension with Channel 4, the exclusive deal will see him staying at the channel until 2015 in a new deal worth £4 million.[2]

In continental Europe and Scandinavia, Alan Carr: Chattyman is shown on BBC Entertainment a week behind the UK. Old episodes are currently being aired on 4Music.[3]

Filming[edit]

A structural difference from other British chat shows is that while the guests for each episode of Chatty Man all tape on the same day, there is rarely any on-screen interaction between the guests. A guest will be introduced and be interviewed, and then they are almost always gone when the next guest comes out. An advantage to this taping process is the fact that Carr is able to pretape interviews with certain guests. If a particular guest is unavailable to be interviewed on the chosen week, an interview can be pre-taped and slotted in during the next week's editing. Often, at the end of a series, the final episode can be made up of three pretaped interviews (as well as a musical performance) taped earlier in that particular series' run, thus eliminating one tape date.

Issues[edit]

An interview with Marilyn Manson was recorded in mid 2009, however, due to Manson's drunkenness, plans to air the interview were scrapped.[4]

Lily Allen was slated to appear on the show for an interview and to perform with Professor Green, but she ended up pulling out at the last minute for medical reasons, along with Green. Due to this being her second time pulling out of Chatty Man, Alan Carr publicly berated her on the Web.[5]

Episodes[edit]

International broadcasts[edit]

  • In some of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) Chatty Man is shown on BBC Entertainment, since September 2012.
  • In the Benelux-countries and Sweden "Chatty Man" is shown on OUTTV since summer 2012.
  • In continental Europe it is shown on BBC Entertainment on a weekly basis, a few weeks behind the original broadcast in the UK.
  • In Belgium it is shown on Acht also on a weekly basis and also a few weeks behind the original broadcast in the UK.
  • In Australia "Chatty Man" is on ABC 2, 9:30 Thursday nights.
  • In New Zealand, Chatty Mann is aired on TV One[6]
  • In Canada "Chatty Man" is shown on OUTTV.
  • In South Africa "Chatty Man" is shown on SABC 3 Saturdays 21.30.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV Choice Best Entertainment Award". tvchoicemagazine.co.uk. 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Eames, Tom (11 April 2013). "Alan Carr signs new two-year deal with Channel 4". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "show: Alan Carr: Chatty Man". 4Music. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Information on Alan and Marilyn Manson". Alancarr.net. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Alan Carr hits out at Lily Allen after she pulls out of his chat show over illness". Daily Mail (London). 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alan Carr Chatty Man". Television New Zealand. 

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