When does New World Order start on BBC Two, who is Frankie Boyle and what’s the comedy show about?

When does New World Order start on BBC Two, who is Frankie Boyle and what’s the comedy show about?

March 25, 2019 0 By Today news

FRANKIE Boyle is bringing back his personal brand of humour with a new series of his topical talk show, New World Order.

Here is what you need to know about the show and it’s sometimes controversial host…

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Frankie Boyle once again front his BBC2 programme, New World Order[/caption]

When is New World Order back on BBC Two?

Frankie Boyle’s New World Order returns on March 29 at 10pm on BBC Two.

The show features the stand-up comedian alongside regular Sara Pascoe.

Episodes from the third series will later be uploaded to the channel’s streaming service, BBC iPlayer, which is free to use providing you have a TV licence.

Series one hit out screens in June 2017 and only ran for four episodes with a Christmas round-up while season two had a more extended run with a total of seven episodes.

What is Frankie Boyle’s New World Order about?

Frankie Boyle’s New World Order is a comedy show which will see the controversial comedian go over the previous week’s news and give his spin on the events that unfolded.

The show combines stand-up comedy, discussion pieces and audience interaction across the period of each half-hour slot.

New World Order follows in the footsteps of his online Autopsy series for BBC3.

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said: “He’s an extraordinarily strong voice and a very passionate voice.”

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The topical show comes after the controversial comedian caused outrage over vicious comments about Harvey Price[/caption]

Who is Frankie Boyle?

Frankie Boyle is a 45-year-old comedian from Glasgow, known for his sadistic sense of humour and controversial comments.

On television, he was most known for being a permanent panellist of Mock the Week – a comedy show that looks back on news topics from the week before.

He was on the show for four years, but eventually left after his jokes drew in complaints.

 

Frankie caused outrage back in 2010 when he made vicious comments at the expense of Katie Price’s eldest son, Harvey, then aged eight.

Harvey has been diagnosed with a list of conditions including Prader-Willi Syndrome, blindness and autism, and is registered disabled.

The comment received more than 500 complaints to Ofcom, who ruled Channel 4 had breached broadcasting rules.

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