was a Thank God You're Here improvisational comedy game show based on the original Australian show with the same name. In the show, four guests are placed into a scene they have no knowledge about and have to improvise. The series is hosted by Paul Merton, who also acts as judge and performs his own improvised scene.
Production [ edit ]
The UK pilot, made for
ITV by talkbackTHAMES, was announced in mid-2007. The pilot was recorded on 12 November 2007 at [1 ] The London Studios, with Merton as the show's host (with him also featuring in a one-off improvisational scene of his own). The series started airing on 12 January 2008 on [2 ] ITV. The show delivered below-average ratings for ITV in its timeslot. [3 ]
Episodes [ edit ]
The celebrity guests were
Clive Anderson, Phil Nichol, Kirsten O'Brien and John Thomson, all of whom also played in a group scene at the end of the show. Backstage interviews with each guest after their scene were conducted by Olivia Lee. However, in the series no such interviews take place.
Episode 1: 12 January 2008 [ edit ]
Hamish Blake Car mechanic returning home to be confronted by his multiple wives.
2.9m [4 ]
12% [4 ]
Fern Britton Medium attempting to contact the dead.
Star Trek-like spaceship captain returning to his ship.
John Thomson A
Member of Parliament appearing on a chat show discussing his last year in politics.
Jockeys talking at a stewards enquiry / People at a Dating service
Paul Merton A secret agent returning to headquarters after a mission in Geneva.
Four nuns discussing what they will give up for lent and praying to God.
Episode 2: 19 January 2008 [ edit ]
Clive Anderson A flight Wing Commander discussing an upcoming bombing mission with his fellow pilots.
2.7m [5 ]
12% [5 ]
Hamish Blake A recently deceased tennis player trying to talk his way into heaven.
Sally Lindsay A shopaholic confronted by her husband about her huge credit card bills.
Michael McIntyre The captain of a cruise liner confronted by angry passengers.
News readers discussing the Stock Market / Being questioned at a police station for speeding
A butler discussing his job performance with his upper-class employees.
Four fast-food outlet staff members in a team meeting. Clive couldn't fit through the door, due to a burger costume he was wearing
Episode 3: 26 January 2008 [ edit ]
Marcus Brigstocke A surgeon examining a seizure patient
1.9m [6 ]
10% [6 ]
Lee Mack A bronze-medalist Olympic athlete visiting a class of schoolchildren
Jennie McAlpine A 19th Century daughter meeting with an upper-class gentleman
Phil Nichol An estranged cowboy returning to the local tavern
A dentist working on a child patient with his mother / An employee having discussion with boss
A clown who had given a bad performance in the circus
Four criminals planning to steal a priceless painting from a castle
Episode 4: 2 February 2008 [ edit ]
James Corden A morning radio show host with issues
2.3m [7 ]
11% [7 ]
Vernon Kay A dog whisperer instructing a class of owners
Phil Nichol A scientist on a children's television show
Kirsten O'Brien A girl who threw a party while her parents were away
TV chef being interviewed / Nursery school teacher being questioned by inspector
A golf-playing husband at marriage counseling
A bobsleigh team debrief
Episode 5: 9 February 2008 [ edit ]
Rufus Hound A joyrider who has just crashed into someone's living room
1.9m [8 ]
10% [8 ]
Lee Mack Police inspector discussing a serial killer
Richard Wilson A toff on a picnic
Claudia Winkleman A boarding school girl having a chat with her headmistress
Cheese Waiters / Owners of a Nursing Home in a Documentary Interview
Team leader in a snow expedition
All are obese and discussing their weight gains at a group meeting
Episode 6: 16 February 2008 [ edit ]
Marcus Brigstocke A cricketer speaking at a press conference
Steve Furst A student being confronted by angry housemates.
Rufus Hound A newly-wed on a honeymoon at a caravan park.
John Thomson A Roman general reporting to the Emperor.
Negotiating with a suicidal man / Visiting their Dying Grandfather.
An upper-class gentleman on board the Titanic.
A super hero meeting.
Ensemble Cast [9 ] [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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