Alan Davies Après-Ski - new Winter Olympics comedy for BBC Two

Alan is one of the best comic performers in the UK and a huge sports fan. We are delighted he is fronting what will be a fun take on a huge sporting event.”Alan Tyler, Executive Editor, BBC Entertainment Commissioning
Date: 24.01.2014     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.58
Category: BBC Two; Comedy
Alan Davies is to present a new programme to coincide with the Winter Olympics for BBC Two. Alan Davies Après-Ski is a 3x30-minute comedy entertainment show, produced by So Television, which will air on Fridays at 10pm from 7 February, and will coincide with the beginning, middle and end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The first show will feature the opening ceremony.

Hosted by Alan Davies, comedian, actor and sports fan, the series was commissioned by Controller of BBC Two, Janice Hadlow, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, Mark Linsey, and BBC Commissioning Editor, Alan Tyler.

Executive produced by Graham Stuart for So Television and Alan Tyler for the BBC, the series is produced by Mark Barrett. Recorded in front of a studio audience, each episode will air later the same evening.

Alan Davies will be joined by a range of domestic and international guests from the worlds of sport and comedy to take an entertaining look at The Games, in a show that will complement the rest of the BBC’s Winter Olympics coverage. The show will feature the action from Sochi, classic moments from past games, and will try to capture the Russian Olympic experience.

Alan Tyler, BBC Executive Editor for Entertainment Commissioning, says: "Alan is one of the best comic performers in the UK and a huge sports fan. We are delighted he is fronting what will be a fun take on a huge sporting event.”

Graham Stuart, Director, So Television and executive producer of the series adds: "This is a perfect vehicle for Alan and we look forward to delivering an alternative perspective on the Winter Games.”

The Winter Olympics is being broadcast live on the BBC.

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