Peter Kay

TV Review: Cradle To Grave, BBC2

Just like London buses autobiographical comedies seem to be coming in threes at the moment. We’ve just had Lenny Henry’s story, we’ve got Emma Kennedy’s The Kennedys to come shortly. And this week, sandwiched between the two like jam between two slices of a crusty white loaf, comes Cradle to Grave, the series based on Danny Baker’s 1970s Bermondsey childhood and book-of-the-life Going To Sea In A Sieve.


TV Preview: Peter Kay's Car Share, iPlayer/BBC1

The return of Peter Kay to TV sitcomland is an undeniable event, but this is a weird one. The whole series of Car Share is going to be available on iPlayer for a limited period and then shortly after that it starts on BBC1, old school. 


News: Peter Kay Plays Danny Baker's Dad

Peter Kay and Lucy Speed (EastEnders, The Bill) are to star in upcoming comedy, Cradle to Grave.  The eight part series is an adaptation of Danny Baker’s autobiographyGoing to Sea in a Sieve.  Set in 1974, the series follows the real life events of Danny and his family.  Cradle to Grave is co-written by Jeff Pope and Danny Baker.  It is due for broadcast on BBC Two later this year. 


News: Peter Kay Launches New Online Series In Blackpool

Update 1pm, 3/3: The first gig has now sold out and a second one has been added on Friday, March 27. Tickets available now here.

Peter Kay will be launching his new BBC series Car Share with a fundraiser at the Blackpool Opera House on Saturday 28th March. Money raised will go to the Derian House Children's Hospice.


News: Phoenix Nights Comes Back For Comic Relief

Update 3/12 - Two more dates have now been added, making a total of 15 nights at the Manchester Arena. These new dates are February 14 & 15. Tickets go on sale on December 4 at 10am. There is a link at the bottom of this story.

Phoenix Nights is returning for the first time in 15 years with a live show in aid of Comic Relief for two nights* at Manchester Arena. The original cast will reunite on January 31 and February 1.


Opinion: Edinburgh Comedy Awards: The Aftermath

As the posters are ripped down and the bills are paid up comedians everywhere will be asking themselves whether it was worth going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Some have won awards, some have had good reviews, but for many the experience has been a steep learning curve. Even many of the performers who had decent attendances will have been shocked to discover that they attracted minimal attention from major press outlets. 


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