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UKTV Grows Originals Slate with New Comedy & Entertainment Titles


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UKTV has commissioned three new shows for its Dave and Gold channels, including Meet the Richardsons with Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont.

Written by Beaumont and Tim Reid, Meet the Richardsons is a sitcom that offers a fictional window into the marriage of stand-up comedians Jon and Lucy, who play exaggerated versions of themselves. Produced by Second Act Productions, the series is set for the comedy entertainment channel Dave. Also headed for Dave is the Avalon-produced Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply, which will feature the comedian known for his PowerPoint presentations and fellow comedian guests commenting on the internet age and partaking in mischievous games.

Dial M for Middlesbrough, the sequel to Murder on the Blackpool Express and Death on the Tyne, will feature an all-star cast in a new Agatha Christie-inspired comedy caper. Written by Jason Cook (Murder on the Blackpool Express, Death on the Tyne) and produced by Shiny Button, the series will air on UKTV’s Gold channel.

Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning, said: “The latest crop of UKTV Originals demonstrates our commitment to finding and backing the very best talent both in front of and behind the camera. Our indie partners continue to help us raise the quality and ambition of our shows across more genres. These new series span both feature-length and half-hour scripted comedy as well as an evolution of one of Dave’s most-watched comedy entertainment shows, from the brilliant mind of Dave Gorman. And with our future position as part of BBC Studios, I’m particularly excited about the opportunities to grow our UKTV Originals slate further going forwards.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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