The Goes Wrong Show was announced by the BBC on 22 February 2019. The show was commissioned by BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning, Shane Allen, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. The first season consists of six half hour episodes, which aired on BBC One between 23 December 2019 and 31 January 2020. The first episode of Series 2 aired on the 27th of September.
Once again, Cornley Drama Society return to the BBC with five plays performed live for the pubic to ‘enjoy’. Sadly, they are as inept as ever, this time with the added complication of an internal feud that spills out into open, incompetent warfare.
A Downton-esque family saga, a Shakespeare history play (Colin Shakespeare that is) and a US-style prison break drama make up the first three shambolic episodes. But in a bid to prevent the Drama Society disintegrating the final two eps are a collection of short performances chosen by the individual cast. An acting disasterclass, a 70s sitcom in questionable taste, a voice-over audition thinly disguised as an audio drama and a ballet forgotten for good reason provide the series with the conclusion it deserves.
Sets fall down and, oddly, up, horses cause havoc, and many, many things catch fire.