Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show, House Of Fools) is back with a brand new sketch show – Impressions Of Fame – for BBC Two following a successful pilot.
Impressions Of Fame will explore the world of celebrity both on and off the screen as she lifts the celebrity curtain with her incredible impressions.
This show will bring together some of her new impersonations including Joanna Lumley, Mel & Sue, Gregg Wallace, Miranda Hart and Alan Davies, along with her huge back catalogue of popular impressions such as Natalie Cassidy, Danny Dyer, Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton.
Morgana will also be joined by a host of big name actors, comedians and guest stars, who will take on the roles of the friends, family and entourage of her comic creations.
Morgana says: “The BBC have given me my show under one condition: I’m not allowed to be myself in it. I guess this is what school prepared me for.”
Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “Morgana is a comedic force of nature who lights up every screen she’s on and we’ve been excited about the prospect of her bringing her singular talents to this new series for BBC Two ever since she came to tell us about it. At least we think it was her.”
Executive Producer for Happy Tramp, Neil Webster, says: “Morgana is about 150 incredible talents in one. She embodies an impression unlike anyone else, managing to hone in on the essence of a celebrity whilst also adding her own unique comic spin. She absolutely deserves her own show and we’re thrilled that BBC Two has given us the opportunity to help her bring a whole new raft of comic creations to life.”
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, says: “I’m thrilled that the highly talented Morgana is bringing this show to BBC Two – there just isn’t anyone else like her. I believe that being a home for distinctive and innovative British comedy is one of the key things BBC Two is here to do. 2015 has been a great year for comedy on Two with terrific shows like Boy Meets Girl and Cradle To Grave placed right at the heart of the peak-time schedule, plus still to come later this month, A Gert Lush Christmas penned by Russell Howard and starring the inimitable Kerry Howard, and We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story. With Morgana and the rest of our comedy slate, we’re promising more of the same fresh, distinctive comedic energy on Two for 2016.”
Impressions Of Fame (6 x 30’) is executive produced by Neil Webster for Happy Tramp, produced by Jack Bayles and directed by Ben Palmer. The BBC commissioning editor is Gregor Sharp.