Kevin Bishop

TV: Porridge, BBC1

Over the weekend I posted a small preview of this new series on Facebook and very quickly got an unusually large number of comments. Let’s put it this way. The only person who said something nice about the reboot of the regularly repeated classic prison sitcom was a mate of one of the cast.

TV: Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back, BBC2

You would think that Nigel Farage’s life over the last few months would be ripe for satire. The BBC certainly thinks so, hence this one-off mockumentary about his post-Brexit antics. The trouble is that the UKIP leader’s recent life is actually way beyond satire, making it hard for this programme to get that many more laughs by fictionalising it.


News: Porridge Star Kevin Bishop Takes On Nigel Farage In New Comedy

BBC2 has commissioned the production of a new scripted comedy project Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back.

Starring Kevin Bishop (Porridge, The Rack Pack, We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story) as Farage, the 30 minute fly-on-the-wall mock-documentary will combine pieces to camera with footage following the day-to-day reality of being Nigel Farage.

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