Spending time with families of all shapes and sizes, from the unconventional to the morally ambiguous, Dooley hopes to present a cross section of modern society in Britain. The series will delve beneath the preconceived notions of families and relationships to show what life in modern Britain is actually like, from the point of view of little discussed family set-ups.
Hosts James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe will challenge two teams of comedians to a series of absurd hypothetical scenarios, with even more ridiculous answers.
The comedians will be faced with questions such as 'You have to live in a motorway services for a year, how do you cope?', and, 'You have to take a selfie with Nicolas Cage within 48 hours or you die – how do you do it?'.
Widdicombe will be question master, with Acaster there to throw the teams curveball rules and decide which team should be awarded for the best hypothetical outcomes.
Following on from the success of Murder on the Blackpool Express in 2017 – the most watched show ever on Gold, Vegas and Gibson are back as Terry and Gemma in Death on the Tyne.
Speaking to the RTS earlier this year, UKTV’s Director of Commissioning, Richard Watsham praised the hit comedy, “Murder on the Blackpool Express was an extraordinarily successful show, It absolutely smashed the audience ratings for Gold.”
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Earlier this year, we spoke to Yianni about about wrapping cars, his Hollywood cameo and how to avoid disaster as a YouTuber.
If you’ve somehow managed to miss the show, it’s basically the strange thoughts you have in the shower, turned into a competition. ‘How do you make a snow globe?’, ‘From how far away can I blow out a candle’, ‘how high can a hose spray water?’. All the important stuff.
The sixth series has drawn to a close and Tim Vine, Russell Howard, Asim Chaudhry, Alice Levine and Lisa Tarbuck have all hung up their Taskmaster trainers and gone home for a rest. Now it’s the turn of a new bunch of comedians to face Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant Alex Horne!
The new gameshow, which will air on Dave, pits members of the public against each other in a quest to guess how search engines handled a range of questions.
Hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Awards winner John Robbins, the twenty-part series will be appearing on Dave later this year.
Set in Dublin, Women on the Verge, which is based on the best-selling book Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Lorna Martin, tells the darkly comic story of three successful thirty-something friends, who are all at various stages of their lives. Though all three are enterprising and hard-working, they're still concerned that their lives are not going entirely to plan.
Each episode will see a pair of house hunters head to the coast in search of their dream home. In this series, the participants will also be shown homes that are let out by their owners, to give them an insight into how much profit they could make on their potential property.
Former Watchdog presenter Michelle Ackerley will follow in the footsteps of Jenni Falconer and Catherine Gee to host the new 20-part series.
For almost a decade, UKTV, currently owned jointly by BBC Studios and Discovery, has been screening innovative and successful original entertainment shows. Over the past five years, the number of original shows has grown fivefold. Today, UKTV commissions in every genre, other than children’s, news and current affairs.