Dave’s Advent Calendar will feature a large roster of top comedians including Romesh Ranganathan (Judge Romesh), Kerry Godliman (Bad Move), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones), Josh Widdicombe (The Last Leg), Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) and Jon Richardson (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).
The fixed rig documentary series will focus on four operating theatres at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk, providing an in-depth look at the many different procedures and operations carried out, including plastic surgery and cardiology.
Her new series Sex, Knives and Liposuction deals with a subject close to Healey’s heart: body image, and more specifically, the increasing pressures put upon women to look and act a certain way. In the series Healey follows a group of women as they embark on a quest to gain the “perfect body” through a series of surgical procedures, including everything from breast reduction to bum lifts. All the while she examines her issues with her own body and decides whether to go under the knife herself.
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.”
How to Get Rich Quick
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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.