Sky1 HD Sign James Corden Jamie Redknapp And Stuart Broad

Sky1 HD today (Tuesday 20 October, 2009) announced further details on one of its two brand new sporting panel show pilots.

CPL Productions will produce A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (w/t 1×30) where England’s Number One fan and Gavin & Stacey star JAMES CORDEN will referee proceedings. The brand new format will see Ashes hero and Nottingham Forest fan STUART BROAD and former England footballer and Sky Sports presenter JAMIE REDKNAPP line up as team captains.

Sporting knowledge is all about lists. Can you arrange David James’ five worst haircuts in chronological order or list which football team has had the most sex scandals this season? A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN takes its cue from this perennial sporting obsession and sets two teams of comedians, celebrity sports fans and major league sports stars against each other to see who has the most in-depth sporting knowledge.  From record breaking feats to headline grabbing fouls, the show is stuffed with the kind of sensational take home facts that sports fans just love to quote.  Featuring physical challenges, the latest technology, comedians and celebrity guests plus cameo appearances from the biggest names in sport make A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN the perfect platform for one-upmanship and banter, mixing specialist knowledge of groundbreaking sporting moments with hilarious facts and figures.

Duncan Gray, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Sky1 HD, Sky1, Sky2, Sky3 comments: “We’re really excited to have James Corden, Jamie Redknapp and Stuart Broad bringing their sporting and comedic prowess to such a great production.”

Danielle Lux, Managing Director of CPL Production comments: “A League of Their Own is an Olympic standard comedy show for anyone who loves their sport and a fun-filled half hour for those who don’t.”

Danielle Lux and Murray Boland will Executive Produce the pilot from CPL Productions. Duncan Gray, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Sky1, 2 and 3 will Executive Produce for Sky1 with James Townley as Production Manager.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN will air on Sky1 HD in late 2009.

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