STV Productions commissioned to make Jo Brand’s Great Wall of Comedy

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UKTV’s flagship comedy channel, Gold, has commissioned STV Productions to make an innovative new chat show, Jo Brand’s Great Wall Of Comedy (5 x 30’’), hosted by comedian Jo Brand.
Jo Brand’s Great Wall Of Comedy, produced by STV Productions, will see award-winning host Jo Brand (Best Female TV Comic, British Comedy Awards 2012) joined by comedy genius Barry Cryer (The Morecambe and Wise Show, Kenny Everett Show, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue) and BAFTA Award–winning actress Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, and Best Comedy Actress, British Comedy Awards) as they uncover the stories and secrets behind the nation’s greatest comedy treasures.
Each week the trio will be joined by a host of star guests from the world of sitcom as they delve into the archives to reveal little known facts about our favourite comedy icons and shows.
UKTV’s Commissioning Editor, Sarah Fraser commented, “STV have developed a great format and an original way of delving into the sitcom archive that forms the backbone of Gold. Between them, Jo, Barry and Rebecca have worked with the cream of British comedy talent. Our audiences will lap up the unusual clips, sitcom facts and anecdotes.”
Steve North, General Manager, Gold, added, “Jo Brand’s Great Wall Of Comedy is an innovative and bold format for Gold and embodies the type of original programming we want for the channel. We are sure the combination of comedy talent headed by Jo, mixed with the fun of a chat show and filled with eye opening anecdotes from a line-up of comedy stars, will make this a hit with viewers.”
Jo Brand’s Great Wall Of Comedy has been commissioned by UKTV’s Commissioning Editor, Sarah Fraser, and ordered by Gold’s General Manager, Steve North. Gary Chippington will executive produce and Jo Bunting will series produce for STV.  Sarah Fraser will executive produce for Gold.
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654