Thursday 9th November
Hit UKTV Original John Bishop: In Conversation With... adds an extra episode to its series three line up as John Bishop sits down with Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
John Bishop says:
It's very exciting to have the opportunity to interview someone who has had such a profound impact on the political landscape of this country, without actually being in power.
UKTV's premium entertainment channel W has enjoyed critically-acclaimed success with the UKTV Original series John Bishop: In Conversation With..., now in its third series. John has led compelling one-on-one conversations with some of the biggest names in entertainment, sport and music, most recently including Dame Joan Collins, John Cleese and Melanie C.
Produced by Lola Entertainment and distributed by BBC Worldwide, John Bishop: In Conversation With... is up 43% on slot. Series one launched with the single highest TX on the channel last year pulling in an impressive 607k. The first ever episode, featuring James Corden, saw over 1.6million individuals enjoy John's intimate conversation with the star.
John Bishop continues to impress with his incredible talent for candid and revealing conversations, inviting his guests - David Walliams, Katie Price, Jimmy Carr, Nadiya Hussain, Professor Brian Cox, Samantha Womack and Craig Charles - to open up and reveal the individual behind the public persona.
W continues to invest in brand new UKTV Original content and John Bishop: In Conversation With Jeremy Corbyn joins returning original series Dr Christian Will See You Now and Inside The Ambulance this Winter. W also recently announced brand new UKTV Original The Wave fronted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Olympic open water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, which will air early 2018.
What the press said:
- The Times - 5 stars
- EVENT, Mail on Sunday - 4 stars
- Heat - 4 stars
- TV Times - 4 stars
Notes to editors:
For more information, please contact:
Gem Pinkney, Publicity manager - W, Dave, Gold
Sky 109/245, Virgin 124/191, BT & TalkTalk 407
On demand on Sky and Virgin
W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV original series; Dr Christian Will See You Now, John Bishop: In Conversation With..., The Davina Hour, The Secrets In My Family, Inside the Ambulance alongside handpicked gems from the BBC and Channel 4 including series from Louis Theroux, David Beckham, Stacey Dooley as well as the same day repeat of EastEnders.
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching over 40m viewers every month.
The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market. The network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.