Peter Kay & Mrs Brown’s Boys get BBC1 specials

Brendan O’Carroll takes BBC comedy live!

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BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore has announced Peter Kay and Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys are to appear in one-off special episodes as part of the BBC’s landmark sitcom season, celebrating 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour.

Launching the season will be Mrs Brown’s Boys Live, which is returning for a one-off live edition in Summer 2016. Anything can happen when the Irish Matriarch is live and unleashed.

Brendan O’Carroll says: “This is very exciting. When I heard the BBC were letting us go fully live I thought: “They’ve lost their minds!” I’m seriously delighted about this. As Mrs Brown’s Boys started in the theatre it gives us a chance to show the TV audience LIVE what we really do. Put the kids to bed early!”

Made by Shiver Productions, Peter Kay – Twenty Years Of Funny, is a unique one-off documentary celebrating Peter’s illustrious career in comedy spanning two decades as one of Britain’s best-loved comedians. From his childhood growing up in Bolton, to the places and people who have influenced him, we reveal how Peter began his journey into the world of comedy and his eventual rise to become a household name and national treasure. Featuring colleagues and peers sharing their insights into just what makes Peter tick, in this long overdue look at a very exceptional British comic talent.

Peter Kay says: “What a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the last 20 years and highlight some of the work it’s been my honour to create.”

Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy says: “This has been a remarkable year for Peter and it feels timely to mark his exceptional talents as sitcom writer and performer as well as record-breaking stand-up comedian. It’s a great opportunity to honour someone at the top of their game and enjoy the work that got him there.”