Jonathan Pie’s American Pie
11th December 2018
Jonathan Pie’s American Pie
Whizz Kid Entertainment and Slice Productions are delighted to announce that BBC Three have commissioned Jonathan Pie’s American Pie – a 60-minute mocku-docu-mentary, fronted by spoof news reporter Jonathan Pie (AKA comedian Tom Walker).
The programme will go live on the platform on 12th December 2018 and follows Jonathan Pie across the pond on the US campaign trail.
Pie is pretty annoyed with being sent to America; not only is Pie likely to miss his son’s fifth birthday party but to add insult injury, he also has a documentary crew in tow following his every move for an ob-doc on the life of a British news reporter.
Jonathan meets real people who don’t normally have a voice as he sorts through the utter carnage of US politics and delivers an extremely entertaining, witty take on Trump’s America. He talks to all sides: Republicans, Democrats and Independents whilst attempting to work out whether Trump is going to destroy the planet with his stance on climate change, his dubious relationships with volatile countries or his Twitter account.
Pie comes away with a lot of his preconceptions blown out of the water but also with a few intact as he tries to prove two things: Trump is an awful human being. Not all Trump voters are awful human beings.
Jonathan Pie, BBC News Reporter: “It was nice to be asked to do anything for BBC Three, personally I would have preferred the Question Time gig, but I wish Fiona Bruce well…and I assume Antiques Roadshow is now up for grabs?”
Executive Producer and Head of Comedy Entertainment for Whizz Kid Entertainment, Genevieve Dolittle says: “Having enjoyed collaborating with Jonathan Pie for a few years now, we are very excited to see how the character has evolved so brilliantly for a longform documentary.”
Commissioning Editor, BBC Entertainment Commissioning, Pinki Chambers, says: “’Tom Walker’s ‘Jonathan Pie’ creates waves with his strong opinions and delivery on various social media platforms. We’re delighted to bring some of those controversial views to BBC Three as he visits Trump’s America.’
Jonathan Pie’s American Pie will be available on BBC Three at 10am on the 12th December 2018. This is a collaboration between Whizz Kid Entertainment and Slice Productions. Pinki Chambers is Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, and it was executive produced by Genevieve Dolittle, Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman from Whizz Kid Entertainment.
Notes to Editors:
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Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid Entertainment is an independent UK production company majority-owned by entertainmentOne. The company’s CEO is Malcolm Gerrie and the Managing Director is Lisa Chapman. The board includes Chairman Stuart Baxter (President, International Distribution, entertainmentOne), Tara Long (Exec VP Of U.S. Alternative Programming) and Polly Williams (Head of Scripted Drama at Entertainment One & Creative England)