Hold The Front Page. Image shows left to right: Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe
Hold The Front Page

Hold The Front Page (2023)

  • TV factual
  • Sky Max
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A series about local news publishing, with Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe.

  • Due to return for Series 2
  • Episode 2 repeated tomorrow at 8pm on Sky Max
Hold The Front Page. Image shows left to right: Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe

Key details

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2023
Channel
Sky Max
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Features
Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe
Writers
Richard Porter
Directors
James Bryce
Producers
Gavin Whitehead, Robyn Limond, David Taylor, Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and Catrina Lear
Company

Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar leap into the unique and often sensational world of local news with Hold The Front Page, following the comical duo's journey into the heart of grass roots Britain.

The series follows the highs and lows of Nish and Josh as they travel across the UK working for a different local newspaper each week, on a mission to find real local stories strong enough to make the front page. Their investigative journey around Britain sees them delve into local mysteries, take part in unusual events, cover the burning issues of the day and even involve themselves in the news or enlist a celebrity or two to help them out along the way.

But with almost no journalistic experience the pair have to rely on their quick wits and natural curiosity as they attempt to get to the heart of makes each town or village tick - digging up some extraordinary scoops. This is an eye-opening look at some of Britain's amazing local communities through the lens of their local newspaper. What could possibly go wrong?

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th January 2023 at 9pm on Sky Max
Next repeats
  1. Episode 2: Tomorrow at 8pm on Sky Max
  2. Episode 3: Wednesday at 9pm on Sky Max
  3. Episode 3: Monday 4th March at 8pm on Sky Max
  4. Episode 4: Wednesday 6th March at 11pm on Sky Max
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 9:00pm on Sky Max - Episode 2
  • Monday 19th February 2024 at 8:00pm on Sky Max - Episode 1
  • Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 10:00pm on Sky Max - Episode 1

Recording details

  • Woodwater Lane (Gillingham Town FC) - Location filming (pilot)

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