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The 11 O'Clock Show

The 11 O'Clock Show
Genre Satire, comedy
Developed by Talkback
Presented by Brendon Burns
(series 1)
Fred MacAulay
(series 1)
Iain Lee
(series 2-4)
Daisy Donovan
(series 2-4)
Jon Holmes
(series 5)
Sarah Alexander
(series 5)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 144
Running time 30-35 minutes
Distributor Fremantle Media
Original channel Channel 4
Picture format PAL
Audio format Stereo
Original release 30 September 1998 (1998-09-30) – 8 December 2000 (2000-12-08)
Related shows Da Ali G Show

The 11 O'Clock Show is a satirical late-night British television comedy series on Channel 4, which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items. It ran from 30 September 1998 to 8 December 2000, most notably, while hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan. The show is noted for launching the careers of Ricky Gervais and Sacha Baron Cohen.


  • Hosts and presenters 1
  • Going on to success 2
  • Controversy 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Hosts and presenters

The 11 O'Clock Show underwent a number of line-up changes during its run. There are numerous cases of external segment reporters becoming studio hosts, and vice versa. Notable presenters and cast members included:

Going on to success

The 11 O'Clock Show introduced a number of performers who have gone on to much greater success.


In January 2000, the show came under criticism from the Broadcasting Standards Commission following viewer complaints about comments that were made on the show about recently deceased TV presenter Jill Dando, Bobby Willis (the husband of entertainer Cilla Black) and golfer Payne Stewart.[1]


  1. ^ "Channel 4 rapped over Dando". BBC News. 27 January 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

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