The final two episodes of 'Car Share' will be broadcast on each of the May Bank Holiday Mondays.
Peter Kay has formally revealed details of his television comeback, with two new episodes of his critically acclaimed comedy series ‘Car Share’ set to air next month – with one of them being a fully improvised special.
An official statement appeared on the comedian’s official website on Wednesday night (April 18th) which stated that the two new episodes – set to be the last ever – would be shown on the two Bank Holiday Mondays in May.
The first (penultimate) episode will be broadcast on May 7th, the first Bank Holiday Monday, after which the second series of ‘Car Share’, which finished in 2017, will be repeated on Monday nights until the second Bank Holiday Monday (May 28th), whereupon the finale will be shown.
A screening of two new episodes of 'Car Share' to raise funds for the Lily Foundation will take place next month.
Three months after he announced to thousands of disappointed fans that the entirety of his comeback comedy tour was cancelled due to family reasons, Peter Kay has broken his silence on social media to reveals details of a charity event.
Back in December last year, the Lancashire-born comic suddenly backed off from all public appearances, scheduled performances and social media. He didn’t give any specific reasons as to why, other than to put his family first, and has remained off the grid ever since.
However, on Thursday (March 29th) Kay returned to Twitter to announce details of a charity screening of his hit BBC comedy show ‘Car Share’ next month, in order to raise money for the Lily Foundation.
The comedian cancelled his nationwide tour recently citing family health reasons
Peter Kay fans were left devastated when the Lancashire funny man cancelled over 100 gigs as part of his tour across the country next year due to unforeseen family circumstances. Many rushed to support the comedian despite their sadness at the situation.
Peter Kay's Car Share has proved hugely popular
However, there was a silver lining announced by the BBC who said Kay’s hilarious sketch show - Car Share - will still be showing new episodes.
The comedian has not revealed the circumstances regarding the cancellation.
Fans everywhere are left heartbroken as Peter Key reveals that he has been forced to cancel the entirety of his live UK tour due to undisclosed family matters. It comes as a real disappointment, given that the dates are his first live shows in eight years.
Peter Kay at the BAFTAs
The 44-year-old Bolton star extends his 'sincerest apologies' to the million fans that had bought tickets to his 100-date arena tour, revealing that he has had to axe the stand-up series as well as his Dance for Life shows and other 'outstanding live work commitments'.
Continue reading: Peter Kay Forced To Cancel Major Comeback Tour For Family Reasons
Kay has revealed details of a first British stand-up comedy tour since 2010.
Legendary British comedian Peter Kay has announced his first stand-up tour of the U.K. in eight years, an exhaustive tour beginning in 2018 and lasting more than nine months.
The tour will take in nine cities across the United Kingdom, beginning in April 2018 in Birmingham and including Glasgow, Manchester, London, Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Liverpool. Tickets go on sale on November 19th.
The 44 year old Lancashire-born comic has not toured since 2010, when he finished what was the biggest-selling comedy tour of all time which saw him perform to over 1.2 million people.
Continue reading: Peter Kay Announces First British Stand-Up Tour In Eight Years
But not all TV viewers were happy with the results of the Radio Times’ reader poll.
Radio Times readers have voted ‘Mrs Browns Boys’ the best British sitcom of the 21st century, beating Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s ‘The Office’. Over 14,000 votes were cast in the online poll, but many viewers weren't happy with Brendan O’Carroll’s sitcom taking the top spot.
Mrs Browns Boys’ has been voted the best British sitcom of the 21st century
‘Mrs Browns Boys’ has been a ratings winner for the BBC since it began in 2011, but the sitcom has never been a hit with critics. On Twitter users were quick to voice their anger at the poll's result, despite it being decided by a public vote.
Continue reading: 'Mrs Brown's Boys' Named Best British Sitcom Of 21st Century
Peter Kay - Peter Kay Filming and Directing BBC Sitcom Car Share on the streets of Chorlton, Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th May 2016
Comedian Ted Robbins was taken to hospital after collapsing on stage in Manchester. His condition has been described as "stable".
Actor Ted Robbins collapsed on stage during a performance of Phoenix Nights Live at Manchester Arena on Saturday (31st January). The comedian reportedly fell to the floor mid-way through the show on the opening night. The show was cancelled after 59-year-old Robbins was rushed to hospital. Reports suggest Robbins is now in a stable condition.
Ted Robbins was performing in Phoenix Nights Live, created by Peter Kay (pictured above).
Peter Kay is returning to television after six years, in 'Cradle to Grave'
Peter Kay is set to star in a new sitcom that is being dubbed "the new Only Fools and Horses." The Bolton-born comedian will play the role of Danny Baker's father Fred in 'Cradle to Grave'.
Peter Kay is coming back on TV after six years away
The eight-part series is set to air on BBC Two and is based on Baker's memories of growing up in a council flat in Bermondsey, south London, in the 1970s. It's being compared to Sir David Jason's classic sitcom given Baker's father was known as a real-life Del Boy. The show is also based on Baker's acclaimed autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve which tells the story of his father, a dock worker and union leader, was on a mission to beat "the system".
Continue reading: Peter Kay Set To Star In 'The New Only Fools And Horses'
Car Share to go online before it's available on TV
The online age is seeing TV shows online before they come to our TV screens. Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards is available exclusively on Netflix, and now Peter Kay’s new BBC sitcom will debut on their online catch up service, iPlayer.
The Bolton-born comedian said of the new sitcom, which is called Car Share, "To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutia of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory.” BBC One controller Danny Cohen said: "It is hugely exciting that Peter Kay is coming to BBC One with his new series - even more so with the innovative plan we have to launch the show online." Car Share is part of a trial in which 40 hours of programming will be made available online first. BBC iPlayer is primarily used as a service for people to catch up on TV, but considering the amount of devices that enable people to watch the online service on their TV’s, ‘on demand’ television is becoming more and more flexible.
Peter Kay presenting an award
Continue reading: New Peter Kay Sitcom To Debut On IPlayer Before Hitting TV
Comedian returns for the first time since record breaking live tour
It’s been revealed that Peter Kay will be launching a landmark new comedy on BBC, with the Bolton comic returning with new comedy Car Share.
From the sound of the scenario it sounds like another bout of typical Peter Kay fare, with the story surrounding a supermarket worker forced to spend his commute with a colleague as part of a company car-share scheme. Also directed by Kay, the series is going to be ground breaking for the Beeb because it will be getting shown on BBC iPlayer first, before it appears on television screens. The iPlayer service is usually a catch-up service, but the broadcasting company are trialling 40 hours of new programming online that won’t be available on TV beforehand. "It is hugely exciting that Peter Kay is coming to BBC One with his new series - even more so with the innovative plan we have to launch the show online” said BBC One controller Danny Cohen.
Kay is the first comedian to sell 10 million DVDs in the UK and in 2010 and 2011 he broke the record for the biggest-selling stand-up tour, which was see by 1.1 million across 113 arenas. He said of his new project "To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutia of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory."
Continue reading: Peter Kay And BBC Team Up For New Comedy 'Car Share'
Peter Kay Friday 10th December 2010 leaves the BBC Radio 2 studios London, England
Date of birth
2nd July, 1973