Paul O’Grady to pilot Saturday night show

Comedian Paul O’ Grady is said to be returning to his entertainment roots as he is to pilot a new comedy entertainment show.

The show to be titled:” Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up” is a brand new comedy entertainment show in which Paul’s fantastic line-up of celebrity guests are presented with a number of intriguing questions, scenarios and dilemmas.”

The pilot will be filmed in front of an audience.  Advertising free tickets to the recording at BBC Elstree Studios on 30th October, the producers say: “If you’re lucky enough to be in the audience for this show, you may have the opportunity to pose a question to the guests!”

It is not currently known which broadcaster the pilot is being made for. Further details are expected to be revealed at a later date.

It will be the first time the comedian has fronted a comedy show in a number of years. In recent years he has presented documentary series For The Love Of Dogs, and the new incarnation of Blind Date, for Channel 5.

Don’t forget Paul is back on BBC Radio 2 Sundays from 5pm.



Billy Connolly Launches New Book

Coming from Glasgow, it’s weird, I don’t really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that. I tell wee stories. And some of them don’t even have punchlines. But you’ll get used to it as the night goes on, and on, and on, and on and on…’

For the first time Billy Connolly is publishing some of his legendary comedy routines.  Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy’s storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, The Last SupperJojoba ShampooIncontinence Pants and Shouting at Wildebeest. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.