Three new BBC One specials commissioned with Scottish comic Kevin Bridges

It's a huge year for Scotland with the referendum and the Commonwealth Games, the European Music Awards and the Ryder Cup. It's great to be asked to make these shows and find some comedy in it all. I'm looking forward to it.Kevin Bridges
Date: 06.06.2014     Last updated: 06.06.2014 at 12.00
Category: BBC One; Comedy
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges will host three BBC One TV specials during 2014 to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Scottish Referendum.

Live At The Commonwealth (1x45) will see Kevin take to the stage at the legendary Theatre Royal in Glasgow to host a very special live stand-up show to celebrate this summer’s games in Glasgow. Due to air on BBC One in July, Live At The Commonwealth will feature internationally renowned comedians from the Commonwealth. 

Live At The Referendum (1x45) will see Kevin return to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow to host a night of live comedy featuring top comedians from the UK. Filmed in front of a theatre audience, Live At The Referendum will transmit on BBC One in September. 

Finally the third programme, Kevin Bridges What’s The Story – Referendum Special (1x60), takes Kevin out onto the streets of his native Scotland to find out exactly what the independence vote means to his fellow Scots. 

Following on from his critically acclaimed BBC One series Kevin Bridges What’s The Story, the special will be filmed on location around Scotland and interspersed with clips of him live on stage talking about the referendum. The special will air on BBC One in September. 

Kevin Bridges says: “It's a huge year for Scotland with the referendum and the Commonwealth Games, the European Music Awards and the Ryder Cup. It's great to be asked to make these shows and find some comedy in it all. I'm looking forward to it.” 

Produced by Open Mike Scotland and commissioned by Alan Tyler for BBC Entertainment for BBC One and Commissioning Editor for BBC Scotland Ewan Angus. 

Alan Tyler from BBC Entertainment says: “The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the referendum on independence are hugely important moments for Scotland. Neither would be complete without Kevin's singular take on events and we are delighted that he will be firmly ensconced on our screens, mic in hand.”

Commissioning Editor for BBC Scotland, Ewan Angus, says: “Audiences love Kevin Bridges and we're delighted to offer up these shows as part of the BBC's huge range of output to mark Scotland's big year in 2014." 

Both stand-up specials are produced by Anthony Caveney with Andrew Beint as Executive Producer for Open Mike Scotland on all three programmes.

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