OWN MISCHIEF’S BIGGEST DISASTER YET: Lionsgate Set To Release THE GOES WRONG SHOW Series 1 on DVD This February | The Fan Carpet


21 January 2020


Own Mischief’s biggest disaster yet, THE GOES WRONG SHOW, when it arrives on DVD on 10 February. Featuring all six episodes of the BBC 1 hit show, including the smash-hit Christmas Special, the DVD also boasts a behind-the-scenes look at the Mischief team with the featurette “Meet the Folks Who Actually Make It Go Wrong.”

From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, THE GOES WRONG SHOW brings the well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Dramatic Society to the small screen to perform six half-hour plays (live!) – a horror story, a wartime drama, a legal thriller, a period romance, a deep south melodrama and a Christmas fable. And every time, the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong. Sets collapse, special effects fail, actors dry - life, limb and the studio audience are threatened. But the show must go on…



Episode 1: The Spirit of Christmas Episode 2: The Pilot (Not the Pilot) Episode 3: A Trial to Watch

Cert: 12

Run time: 28:59

Cert: PG

Run time: 29:36

Cert: 12

Run time: 29:23

Episode 4: The Lodge Episode 5: Harper’s Locket Episode 6: 90 Degrees

Cert: PG

Run time: 29:17

Cert: PG

Run time: 28:40

Cert: PG

Run time: 28:40


DVD Release Date: 10 February 2020

Certification: 12

Runtime: 175 mins approx. (6 Episodes)

Discs: 1

Genre: Family/Comedy

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Extras: Meet the Folks Who Actually Make It Go Wrong

About Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

About Mischief Theatre
Mischief Theatre Ltd. was founded in 2008 by a group of acting graduates of LAMDA and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief performs across the UK and internationally with original scripted and improvised work and also has a programme of workshops. The company is owned and controlled by its original members and is led by a creative group and its directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer.

Mischief’s current West End productions are The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre since 2014) and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre since 2016) and following a record breaking two year run on Broadway it is represented Off Broadway byThe Play That Goes Wrong (New World Stages since 2019). In September 2019 the company started a West End residency at the Vaudeville Theatre with Groan Ups followed by Magic Goes Wrong, which opened in January 2020 and is currently booking until 31 May 2020. Its other productions, including Peter Pan Goes Wrong, continue on tour and in licensed productions in the UK, USA and worldwide.

In 2017 Mischief Theatre Ltd. and Kenny Wax & Stage Presence, the producers of all the company’s West End productions, formed Mischief Worldwide Ltd. to manage the rights to all Mischief projects in all artforms. Mischief Worldwide Ltd., based in London, licenses copyrights, trademarks and other Mischief properties to producers, distributors, publishers and others around the world.

Mischief was first seen on television in the Royal Variety Performance of 2015 and subsequently in two BBC One Christmas specials,Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2016) and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (2017). In 2018 Mischief Worldwide Ltd. and the Anthology Group formed Mischief Screen Ltd., an independent TV production company headed by CEO Hilary Strong. Its first production (co-produced with Big Talk Productions) is a six-part BBC One commission called The Goes Wrong Show. Lionsgate International are the distributors outside UK and China.

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About Big Talk Productions
Big Talk Productions is one of the UK’s leading television production companies, achieving an exceptional output of original scripted comedy and drama and maintaining its strong track record of nurturing talent over the last 25 years. The company began with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright and Nira Park’s cult television series ‘Spaced’. Since, Big Talk has been named Broadcast’s ‘Indie Production Company of the Year’ and listed among their ‘Best Places to Work in TV’ in both 2017 and 2018, and was nominated for ‘Production Company of the Year’ at the 2018 Edinburgh TV Awards.

Big Talk is led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen and Managing Director Matthew Justice, who have pioneered BAFTA-winning output including three series of ‘Rev.’ and ‘Mum’, and four of ‘Him & Her’. With the release of the first series of Back in 2017, Big Talk continued its collaboration with David Mitchell and Robert Webb following ‘Ambassadors’ (2013). Written by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Simon Blackwell, ‘Back’ is now back for a second series.

BAFTA-nominated and Rose d’Or-winning ‘Friday Night Dinner’, written by Robert Popper, became Big Talk’s longest running comedy when it aired its fifth series in May 2018. The series’ strong return, achieving the highest ratings since the pilot, secured a recommission for a sixth.

Big Talk’s commitment to the discovery and cultivation of new talent produced, in 2016, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s debut TV series ‘Crashing’, written by and starring the now multi-award-winning writer. The launch of Daniel Lawrence Taylor’s debut comedy ‘Timewasters’ in 2017 won him the RTS Breakthrough Award and a BAFTA-nomination for Best Scripted Comedy. The second series, which aired in March this year, has already garnered multiple nominations at the RTS North West Awards, MViSAs and Screen Nation Awards.

Big Talk continues to make its mark in drama programming, following ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’, ‘Mr Sloane’, ‘Our Zoo’, ‘Houdini and Doyle’, ‘Bliss’ and two series of ‘Youngers’. Most recently, a new BBC One drama with Stephen Merchant, due to be filmed in Bristol next year, was announced. In 2016, Big Talk achieved ITV’s biggest drama launch of the year with the relaunch of much-loved, BAFTA-winning ‘Cold Feet’ following a thirteen-year hiatus. A subsequent three series have been commissioned: the second series won the RTS North West Award for Best Drama in 2018 and the third, which aired in January this year, achieved widespread critical acclaim. A second series of ‘Living the Dream’, a 6 x 60 U.S. set comedy-drama for Sky One, starring Phil Glenister and Lesley Sharp also aired January 2019. In September 2018, the company also forayed into entertainment with new comedy panel show, ‘The Imitation Game’, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, highly popular on ITV.

In September 2019, ‘Defending the Guilty’, a new courtroom comedy written by Kieron Quirke, aired on BBC Two. Starring Will Sharpe and BAFTA-winner Katherine Parkinson, the comedy has already been commissioned for a second series. ‘The Goes Wrong Show’, Big Talk’s new commission by the BBC in partnership with Mischief Theatre, kicked off over Christmas, featuring a live audience, many a complex set and a lot of choreographed chaos. The Offenders’ was announced in January 2020, Stephen Merchant’s first primetime thriller, a 6x60 BBC One contemporary drama based on Merchant’s own life experience as the son of two community service supervisors.

Big Talk continues to work with some of the most exciting voices in both the UK and the US to bring fresh, dynamic, authored stories to screen.

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