Leila Hoffman: Walliams & Friend (BBC One)

Date - 25 November, 2016, All News Comedy Television
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Leila Hoffman joins David Walliams for new sketch comedy series Walliams & Friend – his first sketch show since Little Britain – which starts tonight on BBC One at 9.30. Leila plays a number of different characters in various sketches throughout the series.

Filmed on location and in front of a live studio audience, David will be joined each week by a different famous face playing a number of characters in a series of hilarious sketches.

Walliams says: “I am thrilled to be working with some of Britain’s best loved comedians and actors.”

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, BBC says: “David is a master of the sketch show who has attracted a terrific array of A-list comedy stars to play with each week. The concepts and writing behind it are superbly crafted and the series promises fresh surprises every show.”

Written by David Walliams and the Dawson Brothers, Walliams & Friend was commissioned by Shane Allen and Gregor Sharp for the BBC and is being made by King Bert Productions. The executive producer for King Bert Productions is Jo Sargent and Gregor Sharp is executive producer for the BBC. It is produced by Sarah Fraser for King Bert and directed by Matt Lipsey.


Leila Hoffman is one of the UK's leading comedy actresses and her role of Mrs Treacher in How Not To Live Your Life has a huge fan base.

Other screen credits include Walter, Drifters, Bad Education, Doctor Who, Skins, Not Going Out and on film Pusher for Vertigo Films, Magician's, Felicia's Journey, The Witches and Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone.

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