Thank God You're Here (UK TV series)


Thank God You're Here (UK TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = Thank God You're Here


caption =
format = Improvisational comedy
picture_format = 16:9
runtime = 60mins (inc. adverts)
creator =
starring = Paul Merton
channel = ITV
first_aired = 12 January, 2008
last_aired = present
num_series = 1
num_episodes = 6
country = UK
producer = talkbackTHAMES
related = Original Australian version of "Thank God You're Here"
website = http://www.itv.com/entertainment/comedy/thankgodyou-rehere/

"Thank God You're Here" is a partially improvised comedy, based on the Australian version of the show with the same name. In the show, four guests are placed into a scene they have no knowledge about and have to improvise. The series is hosted by Paul Merton, who also acts as judge and performs his own improvised scene.

Production

The UK pilot, made for ITV by talkbackTHAMES, was announced in mid 2007. [cite web | url=http://www.sitcom.co.uk/news/news.php?story=000230 | title=News - Paul Merton plans ITV improv show | accessdate=2007-07-27 | publisher=British Sitcom Guide ] The pilot was recorded on 12 November 2007 at The London Studios, [cite web | url=http://www.lostintv.com/frameset.html?http://www.lostintv.com/thankgod.htm | title=Thank God You're Here | publisher=Lost In TV | accessdate=2008-01-25 ] with Merton as the show's host (with him also featuring in a one-off improvisational scene of his own). The series started airing on the 12 January 2008 on ITV. [cite web|url=http://www.sitcom.co.uk/news/news.php?story=000329|title=News - ITV reveals 2008 comedy line-up | date=2007-11-15 | accessdate=2007-11-17 | publisher=British Sitcom Guide ] The show delivered below-average ratings for ITV in its timeslot. Despite this, ITV was apparently impressed with the show and is keen to renew it.fact|date=February 2008

Episodes

Episode 3: 26 January 2008

Episode 6: 16 February 2008

Ensemble Cast

* Tara Flynn
* Cicely Giddings
* Nick Haverson
* Rufus Jones
* Richard Katz
* Dan Mersh
* Aimee Parkes

References

External links

*itv.com|id=entertainment/comedy/thankgodyou-rehere|title="Thank God You're Here"


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