Get drunk on Alan’s hospitality


Alan Carr: Chatty Man Summer Special

(Friday, July 25, Channel 4, 9pm)

What’s It All About? He’s forever pushing his specs back up his nose, and his excitable squeal of a laugh is akin to the rants of a terrified pig, but don’t hold it against Alan Carr. We’re glad to see him back on the box to bring in our weekend – Friday evenings have been rather quiet without him, actually.

However, we have to contain ourselves from getting too excited, alas tonight’s programme is his one-off summer special (albeit split into two parts and stretched out across the full night).

Tonight, as usual, Carr’s not scrimping on his guests – he’s lined up the hilarious Miranda Hart, who’ll be getting comfy on the sofa to chat about her latest stand-up arena tour, while Vin Diesel drops by to plug his film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Meanwhile, the Inbetweeners stars James Buckley, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas have taken time out of their busy schedule to discuss the second film in the franchise.

And music comes courtesy of Rizzle Kicks, who perform their latest single Tell Her.

Look Out For: Any guests leaving that sofa tipsy, as Carr offers them drink after drink. “It makes for a better interview,” he says.