Another Season of Unspun with Matt Forde for Dave


LONDON: UKTV’s Dave has ordered a second installment of the political satire show Unspun with Matt Forde from Avalon Television for broadcast later this year.

Unspun with Matt Forde looks on as the titular comedian discusses the world of politics. The 6×60-minute sophomore season will feature up-to-the-minute analysis of the news agenda, special reports from such guest comedians as Andy Zaltzman and Phil Wang, and music from Forde’s house band MP4. It is slated to begin airing on Dave on Wednesday, March 1, at 10 p.m.

Forde said: “I’m delighted that Unspun will be returning for a second [season] to Dave. One of the great benefits of Donald Trump’s presidency, the rise of the far-right in Europe and the imminent destruction of all known life is that there’s plenty of material for gags and impressions.”

Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning, noted: “At a time of increasing political uncertainty, Matt Forde’s brilliant brand of political comedy is more important than ever. There’s not enough satire around right now so I’m delighted to be continuing to stretch Dave’s output with a second [season] of Unspun.”

Steve North, the general manager of Dave, added: “We are very proud of the series and the brilliant way it’s helped Dave build its reputation for contemporary and topical commissioning. Matt gives the channel a platform to be current and unique, and with such a rich mix of political faux pas it’s only right Matt has a chance to do what he does best and call those responsible out.”