James Corden and Mathew Horne, best known for the UK series Gavin and Stacey, have a new comedy sketch show, Horne & Corden, coming to UKTV next month. The show is shot partly in studio with a live audience, and partly on location. The first episode had a song and dance routine in keeping with a Morecambe and Wise tradition of variety/comedy show.
The two will play themselves as well as original characters including:
Xander: The old boarding school chum, who is the most hideous, foul mouthed – but well meaning – man to ever rear his head from your past. He always turns up at the most inappropriate moment and he’s only too keen to talk about the embarrassing things you did at school.
Tim Goodall: A gay TV journalist, who’s more interested in sipping on a Pina Colada and discussing how fit the soldiers are in Basra than delivering the breaking news.
Jonny Lee Miller: Jonny and Lee Miller are two magicians. They are very flamboyant but very bad at magic. They believe that it’s all about committing to the show and their dance and magic routines are outrageously silly camp fun.
Spiderman & Superman: They know who each other are but don’t really know each other at all. They hate bumping into each other and it always makes for the most awkward conversations. They might be superheroes but they certainly don’t make super conversation.
It premiered in the UK in March and airs in Oz at Mondays 8.30pm, from November 2 on UKTV.