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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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John Bishop's Britain returns to BBC One for second series

The BBC has commissioned Objective Productions and 3 Amigos Productions to make a second series of the hit BBC One comedy and entertainment show John Bishop's Britain.

The 6x30 min series, hosted by Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop, will once again be filmed in front of a live audience in Manchester and present viewers with a mix of stand-up and real life stories from celebrities and members of the Great British public. John will again perform a stand-up set based on universal themes, this time including topics such as food, music & fashion, friends and pets.

Each week, he will listen to some of the uniquely entertaining stories and observations on the week's theme from the celebrity guest and the public who will come from many different walks of life, ages, backgrounds and locations – all shown on a giant video wall behind him.

John Bishop said: "I am thrilled that BBC One have agreed to a second series and just hope that everyone enjoys it as much as the first one."

Lee Hupfield, executive producer, said: "After such a successful first series we are delighted John Bishop's Britain has been recommissioned for second series. It's a fantastic feel good family show and it's great to be working with him again."

Karl Warner, BBC commissioning executive, added: "John continues to go from strength to strength as a performer and has quickly established himself as part of the comedy elite on BBC One. We love working with him and think this second series is going to get even better."

The first series of John Bishop's Britain achieved average viewing figures of 4.2 million for BBC One on Saturday night. Series two is due to broadcast later in the year.

John Bishop's Britain is a co-production between Objective Productions, part of the All 3 Media Group and John Bishop's production company 3 Amigos. The series was commissioned by Karl Warner. Executive producers for Objective Productions are Lee Hupfield and Andrew Newman and for 3 Amigos is Jim Reid and Lisa Thomas. BBC commissioning executive is Karl Warner.

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