Sky has commissioned a new topical entertainment series from Russell Howard, filmed from his childhood bedroom.
The nine-part series, Russell Howard’s Home Time, will air twice a week and will see Howard chat to famous and interesting faces about current world events.
Viewers can expect intimate live performances, laugh out loud stories and uplifting updates from those helping on the frontline during these strange times.
Russell Howard commented: “Like you, I’m stuck at home going slowly mad. So, I’m doing a new show where I’ll be trying to spread some joy in these strange times, chatting to some famous faces and unsung heroes. But crucially not touching ANY of them.”
Head of Entertainment at Sky, Philip Edgar-Jones couldn’t think of anyone better than Howard to present such a show. He said: “We’re living in the strangest and anxious of moments, in a world where we communicate with our friends and families solely via online platforms; where crossing the road to avoid people is considered polite and where we’d gladly grass up our neighbours for sitting on a park bench.”
Russell Howard’s Home Time will air on Sky One and Now TV at 10pm on Tuesdays, and 10.30pm on Thursdays, the first episode airs on Thursday 9th April.