The 11 O'Clock Show

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The 11 O'Clock Show
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GenreSatire, comedy
Developed byTalkback
Presented byBrendon Burns
(series 1)
Fred MacAulay
(series 1)
Iain Lee
(series 1–4)
Daisy Donovan
(series 2–4)
Jon Holmes
(series 5)
Sarah Alexander
(series 5)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes144
Production
Running time30–35 minutes
DistributorFremantle
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture formatPAL
Audio formatStereo
Original release30 September 1998 (1998-09-30) –
8 December 2000 (2000-12-08)
Chronology
RelatedDa Ali G Show

The 11 O'Clock Show is a satirical late-night British television comedy series on Channel 4 which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items.[1] It ran between 30 September 1998 and 8 December 2000, most notably hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan. The show boosted the careers of the previously little-known Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen (in character as Ali G), Jimmy Carr and Mackenzie Crook.[2]

Hosts and presenters[edit]

The 11 O'Clock Show underwent a number of line-up changes during its run. There are numerous cases of external-segment reporters becoming studio hosts, and vice versa. Notable presenters and cast members included:

Controversy[edit]

In January 2000, the show came under criticism from the Broadcasting Standards Commission following viewer complaints about comments made on the show about recently-deceased TV presenter Jill Dando, Bobby Willis (the husband of entertainer Cilla Black) and golfer Payne Stewart.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Channel 4's 10 O'Clock Live: The 11 O'Clock Show at 10 O'Clock?". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  2. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Ali G was originally called The Yoof Wanker : Punching Up 2020 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  3. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (26 March 2018). "Iain Lee personally apologises to Richard Madeley for 11 O'Clock Show remarks". Metro. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Daisy Donovan: 'I still can't believe I asked Denis Healey if he'd given Margaret Thatcher a pearl necklace'". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Controversial 11 0'Clock Show faces axe as Channel 4's new line-up launched". the Guardian. 10 November 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  6. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/why-do-i-squirm-whenever-ali-g-is-on-the-box-1131189.html
  7. ^ "Sarah Alexander: Blonde ambition". The Independent. 9 November 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Holmes to present 11 O'Clock Show". the Guardian. 2 October 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Carr". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Channel 4 rapped over Dando". BBC News. 27 January 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

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