BBC Two is to air a discussion series with comedian Frankie Boyle, while Philomena Cunk gets her own series.
“As a newly recruited shill for the military industrial complex, I look forward to distracting the bovine masses and earning my place on the Space Ark beside the frozen head of John F Kennedy.” – Frankie Boyle
In Frankie Boyle’s New World Order the four part series sees Frankie hosting a weekly lively discussion, where the week’s talking points will be dissected, as well as examining the wider political and cultural agendas that are shaping our fast changing world.
Commissioned in the midst of the most unprecedented political and world events in recent history, comedians Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan will join Frankie as he leads an informed, provocative and debate-fuelled review in which he presents comedians, experts and punters with his own outspoken views and invites them to counter him.
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BBC Two also bringing the witless commentator from Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Philomena Cunk her own five part series – Cunk On Britain, exploring the rich, historical journey that’s led our great country to 2017’s Brexit Britain.
From the oldest era imaginable, Cunk’s insightful analysis of events and popular culture will tell the story of Britain’s battles, Medieval monarchs and the expansion of the Empire, right up through Thatcher, Britpop, the discovery of Nick Clegg and the invention of Brexit.
She’ll be asking probing questions such as: were dinosaurs the first people to discover Britain? When did Britain get officially ‘Great’? Where did Robin Hood buy his tights or was that bit just made up? The ultimate guide to our country’s past: Cunk On Britain. The rest is history.
“In 2017, Britain stands at a fork in its crossroads, so what better way to find out where we might be heading than looking behind us, into history (which apparently is a sort of ‘rear view mirror’ for time). I’ll be travelling the length and width of the country talking to experts and standing in front of old buildings saying things into the camera, as I try to discover what made Ancient Britain the Modern Britain it is today.” – Philomena Cunk