Later reaches 250th show

By | Published on Friday 27 August 2010

‘Later… With Jools Holland’ is set to reach it’s 250th show when it returns for it 37th series on 14 Sep. It will be preceded by a special compilation show, entitled ‘249 Not Out – Later… With Jools’s Golden Moments’, on 11 Sep, which will feature some of the show’s best moment selected by artists and fans.

His mind slightly addled from being on the same show for so long, Jools Holland told CMU: “I am tremendously honoured and proud that we can celebrate our show being on air for 250 years! It is my hope that we can continue to serve the public with the same wonderful mixture of artists – young, old, legends and newies, all serving the one great master that is music – for the next 250 years!”

Executive producer Mark Cooper added: “We’re hugely excited about the new series, the brilliant artists coming up and the 250th milestone we’re passing along the way. What with soundchecks, camera rehearsals, etc, we’ve probably already spent over a year of our lives in the ‘Later’ studio – what a great way to live! So many brilliant artists have come through the programme – some have become huge stars since first appearing on the show, some have passed, most are thriving and that’s what we’re trying to do!”
A spin-off from The Late Show, ‘Later’ began broadcasting in October 1992 and was devised by presenter and associate producer Jools Holland, director Janet Fraser-Crook, sound supervisor Mike Felton and now executive producer Mark Cooper – all of whom continue to work on the show.

The new series will continue to follow the show’s more recent format, with a live show broadcast on Tuesday 14 Sep on BBC Two at 10pm and on Fridays with the extended programme on BBC Two at 11.45pm.