Frankie Boyle is returning to BBC Two with his own series.
The BBC today announced new show Frankie Boyle’s New World Order which will see the controversial comic hosting a weekly lively discussion, where the week’s talking points will be dissected, as well as examining the wider political and cultural agendas that are shaping our fast changing world.
Commissioned in the midst of the most unprecedented political and world events in recent history, comedians Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan will join Frankie as he leads an informed, provocative and debate-fuelled review in which he presents comedians, experts and punters with his own outspoken views and invites them to counter him.
Frankie Boyle said: "As a newly recruited shill for the military industrial complex, I look forward to distracting the bovine masses and earning my place on the Space Ark beside the frozen head of John F Kennedy."
Another new comedy series commissioned today will see Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe star Philomena Cunk host her own series, Cunk On Britain.
The show will see Philomena "exploring the rich, historical journey that’s led our great country to 2017’s Brexit Britain," say the BBC.
Philomena Cunk said: "In 2017, Britain stands at a fork in its crossroads, so what better way to find out where we might be heading than looking behind us, into history (which apparently is a sort of 'rear view mirror’ for time).
"I’ll be travelling the length and width of the country talking to experts and standing in front of old buildings saying things into the camera, as I try to discover what made Ancient Britain the Modern Britain it is today."
Meanwhile, straight from his BAFTA win, Charlie Brooker himselfwill be back on BBC Two towards the end of this year with his annual review, Charlie Brooker’s 2017 Wipe, taking a satirical swipe at the year’s biggest stories.
Charlie Brooker said: “It seems like only yesterday we were making 2016 Wipe, but apparently it wasn’t. As ever, 2017 Wipe will compile the best and worst of the year into one easily-digestible jam-packed hour. It’s a tradition now. A bit like the Hootenanny, but with less singing and more sarcasm."