Little Big Shots (UK TV series)

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Little Big Shots UK
Little Big Shots UK title screen.png
Genre
Created by
Based onLittle Big Shots
by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey
Written by
  • Lee Stuart Evans
  • Alan Connor
Directed by
  • Liz Clare (Series 1)
  • Ollie Bartlett (Series 2)
Creative director(s)Liam Lunniss
Presented byDawn French
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes11 (as of 20 May 2018)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Andy Rowe
  • Emma Taylor
Production location(s)BBC Studioworks
Editor(s)
  • Dominic Bell
  • Scott Edwards
  • Matt Pratt
  • Mike Brierly
Camera setupMultiple
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Wall to Wall
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Productions UK
Release
Original networkITV
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release1 March 2017 (2017-03-01) –
present
Chronology
Related showsLittle Big Shots

Little Big Shots (also known as Little Big Shots with Dawn French) is a British television talent show that premiered on ITV on 1 March 2017. The series is hosted by Dawn French and based on the American show of the same name created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey who is also the host of the original.[1] The series is produced by Wall to Wall. In June 2017, it was confirmed it would return for a second series, also with six episodes.[2]

Format[edit]

The show, unlike shows such as The X Factor, has no judges, winners or losers. In each episode, Dawn French talks to a 3– to 13-year-old child about their talent, before the child performs it in front of a studio audience. Some talents shown include singing, dancing, cooking and karate.[3]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Episodes First aired Last aired
1 6 1 March 2017 12 April 2017
2 6 22 April 2018 27 May 2018

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

The first series began on 1 March and ended on 12 April 2017. It contained six episodes and was broadcast on Wednesdays.

No. in series No. in season Title Little Big Shots Original air date
1 1 Episode 1
  • A nine-year-old Kung Fu warrior
  • A pocket sized piano maestro
  • A Filipino internet sensation
1 March 2017 (2017-03-01)
2 2 Episode 2
  • An ice cream maker who flies in from India
  • The world-class B-girls
  • David Bowie's littlest fan
8 March 2017 (2017-03-08)
3 3 Episode 3
  • A little big magician that pulls off amazing tricks
  • A 5-year-old member of Mensa
  • A 9-year-old personal trainer
  • A super-sassy 7-year-old dancer from North Carolina
15 March 2017 (2017-03-15)
4 4 Episode 4
  • A 5-year-old Irish dancer who has won 48 trophies
  • A 12-year-old ventriloquist from Oklahoma
  • Yorkshire's own little big stunt man does some hair-raising scooter tricks
  • A seven-year-old Texan spelling bee champion
  • A 12-year-old Michael Jackson who is a West End star!
29 March 2017 (2017-03-29)
5 5 Episode 5
  • A little big shepherd
  • A 13-year-old tap dancing champion
  • An online toy reviewer
  • 11 world champion street dancers
5 April 2017 (2017-04-05)
6 6 Episode 6
  • A 13-year-old pop star with a multimillion fan base
  • Tap dancing twin brothers from LA
  • A 10-year-old super-speed cup stacker
  • A miniature George Formby plays the ukulele
12 April 2017 (2017-04-12)

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

The second series of Little Big Shots began on 22 April 2018. As per the first series, this series will feature six episodes, but instead air on Sundays. The final episode will air on 27 May 2018, due to the live Britain's Got Talent finals.

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
7 1 Episode 1 22 April 2018
8 2 Episode 2 29 April 2018
9 3 Episode 3 6 May 2018
10 4 Episode 4 13 May 2018
11 5 Episode 5 20 May 2018
12 6 Episode 6 27 May 2018

Reception[edit]

Little Big Shots received positive reviews. Viewers said that the show "lifted the spirit" and "[was a] ray of sunshine".[4] Tim Dowling from The Guardian said "Little Big Shots appears to be the kind of cheap and cheerful fare designed to be broken into viral chunks and slapped up on YouTube afterwards: heartwarming moments from a sickly-sweet box of delights."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dawn French to host Little Big Shots on ITV". itv.com. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "ITV orders more Little Big Shots : News 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". chortle.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Little Big Shots".
  4. ^ "Dawn French hailed for Little Big Shots talent show – Independent.ie".
  5. ^ Dowling, Tim (2 March 2017). "Little Big Shots review: Dawn French's cheap and cheerful talent show for children". The Guardian.

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