John Bishop takes W series to Edinburgh Festival with Facebook Live

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Critically-acclaimed John Bishop: In Conversation With... is heading to Scotland this month, as John hosts some special Edinburgh editions of his critically acclaimed interview series, exclusively as Facebook Lives for W. John will interview a host of well-known names from the world's of comedy, entertainment, literature and sport for the 12-part Edinburgh Festival series.

Expect some coveted and candid conversations, as John sits down for an open, in-depth and inspiring interview with well-known guests to talk poignant career moments and personal reflection. The series will be streamed live from Edinburgh at 12.45pm (14-25 August) - the centre of the world's largest arts festival - on both W's and John Bishop's Facebook pages to a combined following of over 1 million people.

John Bishop said:

I'm delighted to be taking In Conversation With... to Edinburgh. It will be great to do the show live on Facebook during the Festival and we've got a fantastic mix of guests lined up for your lunchtime entertainment.

John Bishop: In Conversation With... is produced by Lola Entertainment and distributed by BBC Worldwide. The new 10-part TV series will start on Thursday 14 September at 9pm on W.

The Facebook Live series is being produced by Lola Entertainment: Cameron Banks (Series Producer) Shanna Baynard (Line Producer) and Lisa Thomas (Executive Producer). Erina Jones is senior social planner producing for UKTV's social platform and Natalie Rose is executive producer. Groovy Gecko is providing the streaming facilities.

The forthcoming third series of John Bishop: In Conversation With... on W this September will see John engaging with a prestigious line-up of guests including Dame Joan Collins, John Cleese, Melanie C, Professor Brian Cox, David Walliams, Sam Womack, Craig Charles, Jimmy Carr, Nadiya Hussain and Katie Price.

Notes to editors:

For interview requests with John please contact: at Neil Reading PR or Denize Belingy at UKTV.

Clips and images are also available

John Bishop: In Conversation With...

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