Comedian Alistair McGowan is to make two special editions of his popular Big Impression show to coincide with this summer's football World Cup and the Queen's Golden Jubilee, writes Leigh Holmwood.
The 30-minute programmes, made by indie Vera Productions, will again see McGowan team up with partner Ronni Ancona. The pair's famous Posh and Becks take-off is expected to appear in the World Cup show, to be produced by Geoff Atkinson and featuring entirely new footage. The Jubilee programme, to be produced by Charlie Hanson, will mainly consist of compilation clips as well as some new material. Both will be executive produced by Elaine Morris and will air on BBC 1 at the end of May. Vera has also been commissioned by BBC 1 controller Lorraine Heggessey and controller of entertainment commissioning Jane Lush to make a third 6 x 30-minute series of Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, which will be produced by Hanson and executive produced by Morris. It is due to air in the next few months.