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BBC Two Orders New Frankie Boyle Doc


Two Rivers Media has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a follow-up Frankie Boyle documentary for the channel.

The new doc, Frankie Boyle Live: Excited for You to See and Hate This, follows Two Rivers’ four-parter Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland for BBC Two, which chronicled his live comedy tour. Excited for You to See and Hate This features Boyle’s final show in Glasgow, as he tackles a number of subjects and personalities in his comedy.

Mick McAvoy, head of factual for Two Rivers, said: “Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland saw Frankie get under the skin of his home country as he traveled its length and breadth, and we were delighted with the reception it received. As a pre-COVID production, we were able to garner lots of compelling material. So, we saw an opportunity to approach BBC Two about the possibility of creating a follow-up show from the material we shot. We have a range of productions on the go at the moment and we are delighted to be able to continue delivering productions in these challenging times.”

Hamish Fergusson, commissioning editor for BBC Documentaries, said: “We’re very excited to be able to offer BBC Two viewers a standup show from Frankie at his unflinching best. After the success of his acclaimed Tour of Scotland last year, this is an exclusive chance to see the show he took on the road across his home nation for that series, and witness one of our rarest comedy talents at the height of his powers.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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