Alistair McGowan
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Sunday 24th August 2014 19:33

Alistair makes a welcome return to our television screens on May 17th 2018 in Sky One's 'The Week That Wasn't.' This brand-new, up-to-date comedy show is choc-full of impressions of all the nation's biggest names. Alistair and the team of impressionists (Jess Robinson, Luke Kempner, Ronni Ancona, Matt Forde and Duncan Wisbey) re-voice footage of the famous -as Alistair did to great success almost twenty years ago in his fondly remembered, platinum-selling 'Football Backchat' videos.

The show will run for ten weeks at 10pm every Thursday until July 19th 2018.

In mid-June, Alistair and Ronni can also be heard lending their voices to several rounds of Radio 4's new film quiz - 'Gaby's Talking Pictures' - devised and hosted by Gaby Roslin (from June 10th 2018 at 7.15pm, on Radio 4, for six weeks).


Alistair, Ronni, Jess and Luke have also been taking part in ITV 1's new impressions-based panel show, 'The Imitation Game' which is due to be transmitted in the autumn of 2018.

Alistair continues to make forays into the world of classical music and will be taking a show out on tour in the summer. His show will mix stories about composers and the fourteen-or-so pieces he will be playing and will feature some of his trademark wit and impressions. Many of the pieces he will play can be heard on his recent album. It's a one-off show - not to be missed - and is very much classical piano with a little comedy - not comedy with music !

He plays : Petworth (July 19th, 2018),King's Lyn (July 23rd), Havant (July 28th), Birmingham (Aug 4th),Hertford (Aug 9th), Maidenhead (Aug 11th), Holt (August 18th) and Milton Keynes (Aug 24th)

Also, later in 2018, Alistair will be back out on tour doing his more regular stand-up show, alongside comedy legend Jasper Carrott. The duo will play :

Dorking (Nov 4th),Worthing (Nov 5th), Tunbridge Wells (Nov 6th), Cheltenham (Nov 7th),Weston Super-Mare (Nov 12/13th), Barnstaple (Nov 15th) Darlington (Nov 18th), York (Nov 19th), Scunthorpe (Nov 20th), Hull (Nov 21st), Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Nov 26th and 27th), New Brighton (Nov 28th).

Look out for 'Alistair McGowan ; The Piano Album' (Sony Classics) !

Alistair, who went back to the piano in just 2014 (after playing for two years as a child - giving up at the age of 9 and then for two further years in his mid-thirties - giving up when 'The Big Impression' came along) plays 17 short, classical piano pieces by ; Satie, Grieg,Liszt, Chopin, Field, Bach, Mompou, Fibich and Phllip Glass after six months of intensive lessons from concert pianist, Anthony Hewitt.



Monday 10th February 2014 07:15



His radio documentary, The Unsent Letters of Erik Satie, was one of Radio 4's picks of 2013. To listen click the link below:

Listen on the BBC