09 Mar 2012
BBC One announces brand new Saturday night commission from Talkback called Everyone Loves Animals (w/t)
London, 5 March 2012
The BBC has today commissioned a brand new six part studio based comedy show called Everyone loves Animals (w/t) to transmit on Saturday evenings this spring.
Everyone Loves Animals (w/t) will see one man and his ‘dog’ host a spoof news programme featuring amusing animal-based clips, packaged and presented as news stories. Anchoring the show is Tim Brooke-Taylor who will be assisted by his ‘newshound’, providing expert analysis on the animal kingdom. The ‘newshound’ will be played by a comic actor.
Together they offer their differing perspectives on hilarious news from the animal kingdom, whilst providing a humorous insight into the special and unique relationship that exists between one man and his dog. From criminal cats to piano playing pugs, this is the news as you’ve never seen it before.
Tim Brooke-Taylor comments on the new series: “When I was presented with the idea of this show I thought ‘this sounds good’. Believe me it’s much, much better than that. The only problem I have is being upstaged by very, very funny animals’.
Commissioned by Karl Warner, executive editor for entertainment, the programme was devised by the comedy entertainment development team at Talkback under Head of Development Juliet Denison.
Karl Warner says of the commission: ‘We're really pleased to be working with Talkback on this new BBC1 series and we think it will offer a fresh take on a well-loved area for Saturday tea time.’
Managing Director, Talkback, Dan Baldwin comments: “As a nation of animal lovers, this series will get the whole family laughing, including your pets. It’s the perfect teatime comedy treat. We’re delighted with the commission and we’re thrilled that Tim Brooke-Taylor has agreed to host this.’
Everyone Loves Animals (w/t)(6x30 mins) is a Talkback Production for BBC. Executive Producers are Dan Baldwin and Leon Wilson. Series Producer is Ed Thomas.
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Notes to Editors:
FremantleMedia UK is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company. FremantleMedia UK, comprises of agroup of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless and Thames, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows. The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Richard Holloway, Dan Baldwin, Jon Rolph and Patrick Holland. Across the group the labelsprovide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets. With an unparalleled range of programming including: The X Factor,Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Over The Rainbow, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Can’t Take It With You, Four Rooms,Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, TheIT Crowd, QI, The Rob Brydon Show,The Sinking of the Laconia, Kidnap and Ransom and Holy Flying Circus - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.
Talkback: Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, The Rob Brydon Show
Retort: PhoneShop, The Revolting World of Stanley Brown
Boundless: Young Apprentice, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Kevin’s Grand Designs, Escape To The Country, Great British Railway Journeys, Squeamish, Four Rooms, Shackleton’s Whisky
Thames: The X Factor, Xtra Factor, All Star Family Fortunes, Take Me Out, Take Me Out the Gossip, Britain’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got More Talent
Hillbilly: Holy Flying Circus
Projector Productions: Kidnap and Ransom