Iain Coyle

Dave explores the Joy of Techs

UKTV’s Dave has commissioned an unscripted series in which technophobe Marcus Brigstocke and best friend and Celebrity Masterchef UK winner Alexis Conran test gadgets while tackling classic games and scenarios. The pair will front Joy of Techs on the British network, with the show running to ten half-hours and coming from indie Blink Films. Comedian […]

UKTV hands DLT first non-scripted commission

British multichannel operator UKTV has handed DLT Entertainment its first non-scripted commission, a six-part gameshow about video games. Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, for free-to-air channel Dave, will see two teams, including celebrity guests, competing over five rounds of gaming-themed competition. Comedian O Briain (pictured) will host, and a live studio audience will decide […]

Hasselhoff goes Hoff the Record on Dave

Cult icon David Hasselhoff has landed a 6x30mins ‘mockumentary’ comedy series at UK digital channel Dave. Hoff the Record will be a semi-improvised comedy from Me & You Productions (An Idiot Abroad) shot in documentary style similar to HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. It will chart the life of a fictional version of Hasselhoff, known to […]

Dave calls on Davies for chat show

UK digital channel Dave has commissioned a 5x60mins comedy chat show featuring QI panellist Alan Davies. The as yet untitled project will see Davies and four other comedians sit round a table and talk about whatever they feel. “I’m looking forward to sharing what makes comedians tick and bring some of the banter from long […]

UKTV hires commissioning pair, expands division

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has added a pair of commissioning editors following what it describes as its “most successful 12 months ever”. Former Endemol executive Iain Colye and BBC senior executive producer Hilary Rosen have joined the broadcaster, which has been increasing its commissioning spend over the past few years under director of commissioning Jane […]