The Horne Section TV Show start date all about new Channel 4 comedy series

Alex Horne TV show start date and how to watch online

Alex Horne and his band The Horne Section will be the stars of a new scripted Channel 4 comedy.


Six-part series The Horne Section TV Show is written by and starring Alex Horne (creator of BAFTA and National Comedy Award Winning Taskmaster) and his band, The Horne Section.

Alex and his band – made up of Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone and guitar), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards) – have enjoyed multiple appearances on Channel 4’s The Last Leg, and Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

A teaser for the new series shares: “Tired of being the little assistant, Alex Horne finally has the chance to be the star of his very own late night music chat show, which he insists on filming live from his family home.

“With the help of his loyal, and much more talented, band The Horne Section, Alex is ready to pull out all the stops to impress the big bosses at Channel 4.”

The Horne Section TV Show will air on Channel from Thursday, 17 November at 10PM. Alternatively, the full series will be available to watch online on All 4 from 3 November.

The series also stars critically acclaimed comics Greg Davies, Tim Key, and John Oliver as a regular special guest.


Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo) (who plays Alex’s frustrated producer), Georgia Tennant (Staged) (who plays a TV exec from Channel 4), and Camille Ucan (Lee and Dean) (who plays the talk show’s researcher) star in the core cast, while the show sees special guest appearances from Martin Kemp, Big Zuu, Imogen Heap, Anneka Rice, and Dr Ranj Singh.

Horne has been working with the band since 2010, when they first performed together at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Separately, members of The Horne Section have performed with recording artists including Robbie Williams, Madness, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse, George Ezra, Basement Jaxx, Disclosure and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Alex Horne said: “I’ve always thought the title of a show is indicative of the quality of the writing within a show, so “The Horne Section TV Show” looks set to be pretty special.


“I’ve known some of these musicians for over forty years and I can safely say that it’s very weird that any of them are now going to be in a six-part scripted comedy series on Channel 4.”

Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, Channel 4, added: “Alex is an extraordinarily talented comic; unique, charming and unpredictable, The Horne Section TV Show is set to mirror all these qualities, with a unique blend of talk show and sitcom, music and mayhem and we can’t wait to share it with the Channel 4 viewers.”