New gig

Kathy has been named as the director for a new BBC comedy sketch series with the working title Horne And Corden Have Come. According to a press release, the BBC Three show is “designed as a traditional comedy entertainment show in the style of Morecambe and Wise”. It will be consist of new comedy characters as well as performances in front of a live studio audience.

The production company, Tiger Aspect, has a few sparse details about the series on its website. A fan site for one of the two stars – James Corden – has a lot more. And the BBC’s Newsbeat has an interview with the two about it. Of working with Kathy, they said: “[Mathew Horne] Amazing. It’s so amazing to work with somebody who has such a calibre in comedy. She just knows what she’s talking about and the stuff she’s brought has been amazing”; James Corden: “I think she was quite daunted by doing this. She’s directed a lot of plays and this was her first time directing on TV. But every now and then she’ll just come up with a glimmer or a nugget of something which is brilliant and you think, ‘Wow. That’s great’. And it’s great because she’s got such an actor’s mind on it as well.”

The series should be on our screens early 2009.