The Sunday Show

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The Sunday Show
Presented by

Donna McPhail (series 1-3)
Katie Puckrik (series 1-2)

Paul Tonkinson (series 3-4)
Jenny Ross (series 3-4)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 38 (inc. 2 christmas specials)
Producer(s) Gary Monaghan, Jon Riley, Gerard Barry
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 March 1995 (1995-03-05) – 28 December 1997 (1997-12-28)

The Sunday Show is a British television entertainment programme that was broadcast live on Sunday lunchtimes on BBC Two between 5 March 1995 and 28 December 1997. Four series of the show were produced. Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik hosted the first two series, Puckrik was replaced by Paul Tonkinson for the third series. For the fourth, Tonkinson hosted with Jenny Ross, previously the show's Pop Desk presenter.

The show is best remembered for giving breaks to two young comedians who went on to greater success: Paul Kaye, who appeared each week in his Dennis Pennis character, attending premieres and other events, and throwing absurd questions at the gathered celebrities;[1][2] and Peter Kay who presented a regular "World of Entertainment" slot ostensibly reviewing TV and film but in practice simply a vehicle for his stand-up comedy act.

Other regular contributors included Kevin Eldon in different guises, including 'Guy Boudelaire' & 'Dr Brebner', and Happy Mondays' dancer/mascot/percussionist Bez in a weekly "Science With Bez" slot.


  1. ^ "Comedy - Very Important Pennis". BBC. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Pennis to make a comeback | Mail Online". 2002-07-29. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 

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