The Sarah Millican Television Programme

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The Sarah Millican Television Programme
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Genre Comedy
Directed by Geraldine Dowd
Presented by Sarah Millican
Theme music composer Trellis
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Alan Tyler (for BBC)
Graham Stuart
Producer(s) Paul McGettigan
Tom Miller
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) So Television
Chopsy Productions
Distributor ITV Studios
Release
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9 576i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 8 March 2012 (2012-03-08) – 22 December 2013 (2013-12-22)
External links
Website

The Sarah Millican Television Programme is a British comedic television show hosted by comedian Sarah Millican. The show's central theme is a comical review of television programming (particularly British television). Each edition features as a topic a different genre of television; Millican would lampoon the topic genre in monologue segments that were intercut with jocular interviews of celebrities known for work within that genre. Three series of the show were broadcast between early 2012 and late 2013. A pilot episode was filmed on 25 May 2011, but never broadcast.[1]

Filmed at the MediaCityUK complex in Salford in late 2011, the show was a co-production between So Television and Millican's own company, Chopsy Productions.[2][2]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Episode number Air date Theme(s) Guests
1
8 March 2012
Wildlife and dating Chris Packham and Tracey Cox
2
15 March 2012
Drama and weather Simon Callow, John Kettley and Phyllis Logan
3
22 March 2012
Survival and food Olly Smith, Charley Boorman and Paul Hollywood
4
29 March 2012
Property and fashion Sarah Beeny, Julien MacDonald and Robert Peston
5
5 April 2012
Sport and entertainment Clare Balding, Beth Tweddle and Louie Spence
6
12 April 2012
Embarrassing Bodies and crime Pixie McKenna and Rav Wilding

Christmas Special 2012[edit]

A Christmas special was announced after series 1 had finished.

Episode number Air date Theme(s) Guests
7
23 December 2012
Christmas, Downton Abbey and EastEnders Hugh Bonneville and Shane Richie

Series 2[edit]

On 27 April 2012, it was announced that BBC Two had ordered a second series of the show, due to start on 15 January 2013.

Episode number Air date Theme(s) Guests
1
15 January 2013
Reality TV and Casualty Craig Revel Horwood, Melanie Chisholm, Charles Dale, Tony Marshall, Azuka Oforka, Suzanne Packer
2
22 January 2013
Deal or No Deal and magic Noel Edmonds and Pete Firman
3
29 January 2013
Property, craft and science Kirstie Allsopp and Michael J. Mosley
4
5 February 2013
News, politics and Geordie Shore Nick Robinson, Bill Turnbull, Gary 'Gaz' Beadle, Charlotte-Letitia Crosby, Holly Hagan and James Tindale
5
12 February 2013
Business and Coast Stuart Baggs and Neil Oliver
6
19 February 2013
Deadly 60 and Soccer Saturday Steve Backshall and Jeff Stelling

Series 3[edit]

Series 3 began on Tuesday 24 September 2013, along with extended 40-minute repeats entitled "The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme".

Episode number Air date Theme(s) Guests
1
24 September 2013
Driving, crime drama and Pointless Quentin Willson, Bradley Walsh and Richard Osman
2
1 October 2013
Travel, antiques and children's programmes Michael Palin, Helen Skelton and Tim Wonnacott
3
8 October 2013
US drama, gardening programmes and musicals David Harewood, Diarmuid Gavin and Matthew Morrison
4
15 October 2013
Medical and fantasy programmes Christian Jessen, John Bradley-West, Finn Jones and Kristian Nairn
5
22 October 2013
Finance, history programmes and Made in Chelsea Martin Lewis, Dan Cruickshank and Gabriella Ellis
6
29 October 2013
Formula One, entertainment and consumer programmes Suzi Perry, Bruno Tonioli, Alex Jones and Matt Baker

Christmas Special 2013[edit]

Episode number Air date Theme(s) Guests
7
22 December 2013
Christmas and Call the Midwife Phillip Schofield, Judy Parfitt and Helen George

DVD Release[edit]

A "Best Of Series 1 and 2" DVD was released on 11 November 2013 by 4DVD. However, Series 3 and its Christmas special have never been released on DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarah Millican Lands Television Pilot". Giggle Beats. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "BBC orders a full series of Sarah Millican Show". Giggle Beats. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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