BBC 1 Ties The Knot With Henson Company
1 are due to co-produce a new pilot with the puppeteers at The Jim Henson Company titled No Strings Attached (working title).
BBC 1 controller Danny Cohen and Karl Warner, Executive Editor Entertainment Commissioning, have commissioned the new BBC In-house Entertainment programme.
In No Strings Attached, a cast of puppet characters will invite two celebrity guests to enter their world. The guests will go head to head in games run by the cast of characters and take part in a variety of sketches, in what will be a “warm, cheeky, family affair fuelled by off-the-wall, madcap fun”.
Danny Cohen said: “It’s wonderful to be working with The Jim Henson Company and a writing team led by Danny Baker.”
The creative team behind the show includes Brian Henson as lead puppeteer and Danny Baker as lead writer. The puppets have been created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in LA. Executive producers are Derek McLean and Andrew Westwell for BBC Entertainment, Brian and Lisa Henson for The Jim Henson Company and Martin Baker and Peter Coogan for Baker Coogan Productions. Commenting, Derek McLean, Creative Director, BBC In-House Entertainment, said: “We are delighted and honoured to be providing both desk-space and an original idea to such a powerful array of showbiz talent.”