Chuckle Time

Chuckle Time is a British television series which was broadcast on Channel 5 in 2018.[1][2] The show was hosted by the comedy duo Barry and Paul Elliott, best known as The Chuckle Brothers.[3]

Chuckle Time
GenreComedy
Clip show
StarringThe Chuckle Brothers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (12 originally commissioned)
Production
Executive producer(s)Graham Stuart
Producer(s)Robert Katz
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)So Television
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkChannel 5
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release16 June (2018-06-16) 
5 August 2018 (2018-08-05)
External links
Website

It was based off a similar style to that of You've Been Framed!, America's Funniest Home Videos and Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, where fans upload online videos. It was dubbed by the official press releases as "fails, flops, and funnies”, which The Chuckle Brothers watch and react to. The duo also performed sketches between the clips.[4][5][6][7][8] It was the duo's final television programme together.

Broadcast

Although twelve episodes were originally scheduled, the series was cut short following the sudden death of Barry Elliott on 5 August 2018 aged 73, meaning only six were broadcast. The final episode was shown in tribute to the comedian. It is unknown whether further episodes were recorded, as it was later stated that Barry had been forced to pull out of filming part-way through due to illness.[9]

Transmissions

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
116 June 20185 August 20186

References

  1. Moore, Sam (26 April 2018). "The Chuckle Brothers are getting a new TV show, because of course they are". www.metro.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. "Chuckle Brothers to make TV comeback with new Channel 5 comedy series". Radio Times. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. Doré, Louis. "Chuckle Brothers to return to television this summer with new Channel 5 series". www.inews.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  4. Houghton, Rianne (26 April 2018). "Chuckle Brothers get their own Saturday evening TV show". www.digitalspy.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. "Chuckle Brothers to make TV comeback". BBC News. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  6. "So Television - Current Productions, So TV, Graham Norton, TV Production London, BAFTA Awards". www.sotelevision.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. "Chuckle Brothers back in vision with Channel 5 show". www.irishnews.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. Sporn, Natasha. "Chuckle Brothers returning to TV with brand new teatime Channel 5 show". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. "Entertainer Barry Chuckle dies at 73". BBC News. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
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