Recent new articles suggest BBC bosses have made a bid to take Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere from Channel 4!
Sources have revealed, that discussions have been underway for a shock return of comedy favourites Max and Paddy.
Phoenix Nights spin-off series Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere – featuring the club’s two bouncers – attracted 4 million viewers on Channel 4 in 2004.
Earlier this year Peter revealed that he had written a new series of Max and Paddy – but he and co-star Paddy had been too busy to film them.
However, that would could all change if he agrees the new BBC deal.
Peter Kay owns the production company behind all his TV hits so switching from Channel 4 to BBC wouldn’t be a problem. He’s even considering Phoenix Nights!
Sources: “It is quite significant that BBC 1’s Comedy Shuffle has featured clips from Peter’s Channel 4 shows like Max and Paddy and Phoenix Nights. It could be a sign of things to come.”
“Executives are desperate to hit back with some good positive news – and getting more shows from Britain’s top comedian would fit the bill nicely”
“Shane and Peter go back a long way and get on very well. They talk regularly about different ideas”
“They worked together at Channel 4 and it is Shane who has helped bring Peter over to the BBC”
“They talk often about new projects and both sides are very keen to do more programmes together”
“Shane is very excited at the prospect of working more with Peter – and has the full backing of Charlotte Moore, who is also a huge fan – and is prepared to give him free reign”
“If Peter wants to do more Car Share or bring back his classics like Phoenix Nights or Max and Paddy that would be great – but equally he might want to do something completely new”
“Peter is Britain’s favourite comedian and the BBC can give him exposure to the bigger audiences his talents deserve.”
A Channel 4 spokeswoman admitted they had “nothing in the pipeline” with Peter Kay and have no current plans for any new shows from him – or for Phoenix Nights or Max and Paddy to return.
Peter Kay’s spokesman and the BBC were both contacted for comment. Source Daily Mirror