A new weekly political satire show starring comedian Matt Forde is coming to Dave
The comedy, titled Unspun With Matt Forde, is to feature interviews with leading political figures and will be recorded the day before airing to keep up with unfolding events in UK politics.
Forde, who currently runs a weekly podcast called The Politicial Party with Matt Forde welcoming guests such as Nigel Farage and Alistair Campbell, will be joined by other stand-up comedians in reporting on stories of the week.
“I’m simultaneously horrified and entertained by the state of British politics" Forde said. “It was either do this or become Shadow Environment Secretary and I wanted to do something credible.”
"There's never been a better time to make a political talk show." UKTV’s director of commissioning, Richard Watsham, added. "It’s a significant step for the maturity of UKTV originations that we can take on such a topical and frankly, important series."
The 6-week series will be produced by Avalon Television whose previous programmes include Russell Howard's Good News and Greg Davies comedy vehicle Man Down.
Unspun With Matt Forde will begin airing in September.