Frank Skinner will present a new weekly talk show exclusively on BBC iPlayer, starting in November.
Called “Frank Skinner On Demand With…”, the show will see the host joined every week by a differet celebrity guest to hear about the weird and wonderful programmes they are enjoying on BBC iPlayer and why – from hidden gems to guilty pleasures.
Frank will hang out with each guest at a location where they regularly watch BBC iPlayer, whether that’s on a tour bus, in their make-up chair, or in the car while waiting to pick the kids up from school.
The show is a smart move from the Beeb, combining celebrity appeal with a format that allows the site to promote its own content. It premieres on 13th November with comedian Lee Mack, with presenter Zoe Ball and Josh Widdicombe lined up for Episodes 2 and 3.
The show was ordered by Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer and the executive producer is Ed Sleeman, Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment. It is independently produced by Liberty Bell; the Producer is Daisy Knight and the Executive Producer is Robyn O’Brien.
Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer says: “Frank Skinner On Demand With… is not just a cracking entertainment show in its own right, it’s also a fantastic way of helping audiences find out more about the wealth of programmes we have in BBC iPlayer. We’re thrilled Frank is hosting this show – he’s a wonderful interviewer, a massive fan of BBC iPlayer and his passion and those of his guests for BBC content is certain to inspire our audience to explore new titles within the service. This show is reinventing ‘word of mouth’ for the on-demand audience.”
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