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UKTV’s Dave preps “Hypothetical” comedy panel show

British multi-channel operator UKTV’s comedy channel Dave has commissioned a panel show hosted by comedians Josh Widdicombe (pictured) and James Acaster. Produced by London-based Hat Trick Productions, Hypothetical (8 x 60 ...
July 25, 2018

British multi-channel operator UKTV’s comedy channel Dave has commissioned a panel show hosted by comedians Josh Widdicombe (pictured) and James Acaster.

Produced by London-based Hat Trick Productions, Hypothetical (8 x 60 minutes) will challenge two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of scenarios which will involve stunts, archive, location clips and celebrity cameos. Each hypothetical situation will be posed by Widdicombe, while Acaster enforces the ridiculous rules and takes scores of the participants’ efforts.

The series has been ordered by Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning and Steve North, genre general manager for entertainment and comedy. Hypothetical is commissioned by UKTV commissioning editor, Joe McVey, who will also executive produce alongside Stu Mather at Hat Trick Productions. Sophie Le Good will produce.

Hypothetical sits alongside other UKTV Original shows coming to Dave, including Judge Romesh later this month and Beat the Internet with John Robins.

UKTV’s channels are currently not available for Virgin Media audiences due to an ongoing dispute between the two parties. Viewers will be able to watch Hypothetical on Freeview, Sky, BT, Talk Talk and TV Player.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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