JESSICA KNAPPETT AND TOM ALLEN TO STAR IN COMPLAINTS WELCOME
Channel 4 has commissioned Rumpus Media to make Complaints Welcome (working title), a new comedy entertainment series putting viewers’ opinions at the heart of the show.
Comedians Tom Allen, Jessica Knappett, and Munya Chawawa will join forces to assemble a ‘Complaints Committee’ of viewers with plenty to say about the television shows getting the nation talking each week. From daytime to documentaries, preschool to politics – no genre of TV is off-limits.
Jessica, Tom and Munya will be joined in the studio each week by guests from the world of telly as they playfully dissect the week’s televisual complaints, looking for resolutions, and ultimately deciding whether the viewers’ feedback will be upheld or rejected. The show will feature sketches, stunts and studio discussion covering all aspects of TV.
Tom comments: ‘Jess, Munya and I will be putting TV on trial. If you’ve got an opinion on anything from the corsets in Bridgerton to to a frown about Countdown, we want to hear from you. Complaints Welcome will be standing by to review the reviews viewing viewers viewed.’
Complaints Welcome is a six episode hour-long series for Channel 4. It was commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, with commissioning editor Cimran Shah. The series will be produced by Rumpus Media, with executive producers Iain Wimbush and Emily Hudd.
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, Channel 4 says: ‘Our Complaints Welcome team of Tom, Munya and Jess are each sharp, satirical and know TV inside and out so there really could not be a more perfect gang to front this brilliant new comedy ents series. The team will be giving the audience a voice… and no doubt giving TV execs like me sleepless nights.’
Rumpus Media, Joint Managing Director, Iain Wimbush said: ‘We all have axes to grind and stuff that irritates us, even with our favourite TV shows – and now the brilliant Munya, Jess and Tom get to calmly take these grievances out of our hands, and sort each issue out with comedy sketches, investigations and debate. It’s really very exciting.’
Complaints Welcome will air later this year on Channel 4.