With internet channels like Netflix and catch-up TV services having taken off in the last few years, writer Cora Jones asks whether traditional TV is coming to its death - or is there life in the old bird yet?Written by Cora Jones on 15th October 2014
Top 5 Stage to Screen Stand-Up Stars
Television Editor Russell Webb looks at stand-up stars who have made it big on the box 5
Television Editor Russell Webb looks at stand-up stars who have made it big on the box
5. Michael McIntyre: The floppy haired comic found his big break on Live At The Apollo, going on to host his own stand-up series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. He also judged on Britain's Got Talent and was unlucky not to be invited back for another series.
4. Rhod Gilbert: The angry Welshman has graced our screens away from stand-up comedy with his own panel show Ask Rhod Gilbert in which panelists, including Greg Davies (strangely Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners), must find the answers to burning questions from the audience and celebs.
3. Alan Carr: Having hosted the Friday and Sunday Night Projects he is now the ultimate chatty man and has hosted his own chat show for seven successful series. His laid back interview style and globe full of drinks ensures interesting, and often candid, revelations from his guests.
2. Lee Mack: The cheeky Northern comic recently acquired his own Saturday night show. However, he is most well known for playing Lee in Not Going Out alongside Tim Vine. The sharp and witty writing coupled with impeccable delivery has produced four hilarious series.
1. Peter Kay: Kay starred in his own shows including Phoenix Nights. Kay has also been successful as his alter ego Geraldine who won the parody show Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice.