By Patrick Munn | October 18, 2019 - 12:37 pm | No Comments
Red Dwarf is returning to Dave. The UKTV channel has commissioned a feature-length special of the hit sci-fi comedy series to air in 2020. The special, which is set up at Baby Cow Productions, is being penned and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor. Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are all on-board to reprise their roles as Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten. Richard Naylor is the producer. It will be filmed on location and at Pinewood in front of a live studio audience. Christine Langan is the executive producer.
By Patrick Munn | June 24, 2019 - 12:45 pm | No Comments
UKTV is turning to Eddie “The Beast” Hall for their next original. Dave has ordered Eddie Eats America, a food series fronted by the former World’s Strongest Man. Twelve episodes have been ordered for the show's first season.
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2019 - 10:57 am | No Comments
UKTV's Dave channel has handed out a second season renewal to Hypothetical. The comedy series fronted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster will return with a further eight episodes in 2020. The formal green-light for season two comes after the show's first season, which aired on Dave earlier this year, reached a total audience of 4.5 million viewers. It was also one of UKTV Play’s most popular shows of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | June 11, 2019 - 3:51 pm | No Comments
UKTV Creative - the broadcaster's award-winning in-house creative team - has unveiled a new advert for Dave that will begin airing on the channel as of today (Tuesday June 11th). The ad in question was filmed over a six month period and features talent behind the channel's original series offering a behind-the-scene glimpse of programme making and reinforcing the message that Dave is now home to more original British comedy than ever before.
By Patrick Munn | June 11, 2019 - 3:29 pm | No Comments
UKTV is expanding their slate of originals. The commercial broadcaster has commissioned a new scripted comedy starring Jon Richardson for Dave, Death On The Tyne sequel Dial M For Middlesbrough for Gold, and a new eight episode Dave Gorman series for Dave.
By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm | No Comments
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.