The Imitation Game airs on ITV on Sundays at 10.05pm.
What’s it about?
Presented by Pointless’s Alexander Armstrong, the show sees two panels go head-to-head (with echoes of both Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You).
Guest mimics and comedians including Alistair McGowan, Jan Ravens, Luke Kempner, Jon Culshaw, Ronni Ancona, Anil Desai and Britain’s Got Talent’s Jess Robinson are all set to appear during the first series.
Team captain Rory Bremner said, “How do you get over 50 characters for the price of four? Well, you do a panel show with impressionists. There are some brilliant mimics out there and bringing them together to perform challenges will be great fun. I’m very excited to be involved and looking forward to it.”
The acts will be put “head-to-head in a number of fast-paced games” as they “re-enact iconic movie scenes, re-voice news footage, blast out some surprising cover versions and put unlikely words in the mouths of all kinds of celebrities”, say ITV.