UKTV commissions new entertainment shows
June 11, 2019
UKTV’s slate of Original shows continues to grow with three new commissions announced for Dave and Gold. The rich mix of UKTV Originals span comedy and entertainment and feature well-known talent including Jon Richardson and Dave Gorman.
In 2018 UKTV Originals were the highest rating shows on six of UKTV’s channels plus UKTV Play. The Originals contributed to the network growing its 16-34 share of commercial impacts by 6 per cent in Q1 2019 (versus Q1 2018).
The three new commissions are sitcom Meet The Richardsons (for Dave), comedy caper Dial M for Middlesbrough (for Gold), and a new series of stand-up shows from Gorman called Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (for Dave)
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.”