Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions


  • TV panel show
  • Dave
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 24 episodes (3 series)

Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster host a panel show testing two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous scenarios.

  • Due to return for Series 4

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Series 1, Episode 4

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: Romesh Ranganathan, James Acaster, Rosie Jones, Kerry Godliman, Josh Widdicombe, Matt Forde. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th February 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd March 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 5th March 2019 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 23rd May 2019 1:00am Dave
Thursday 23rd May 2019 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 11th December 2019 10:00pm Dave
Friday 15th May 2020 2:25am Dave
Monday 7th September 2020 10:00pm Dave
Monday 25th January 2021 12:00am Dave
Friday 4th June 2021 1:45am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Rosie Jones Guest
Kerry Godliman Guest
Matt Forde Guest
Mark Lawrenson Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Freya Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Parry Writer (Additional Material)
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Sophie Le Good Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Josh Widdicombe Executive Producer
Pascal Emmenegger Editor
Ben Telford Production Designer
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Lorna Gillieron Costume Designer
Coco Gerrard-Morgan Costume Designer
Samantha White Make-up Designer
Alice Bond Make-up Designer
Sophie Shoob Make-up Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Sanjiv Sen Composer
Dave Whyte Graphics


Rosie Jones must get Lorraine Kelly to brake her arm

Rosie Jones is posed a hypothetical situation where Lorraine Kelly must brake her arm. How does she do it?

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster & Rosie Jones.

Romesh Ranganathan interviews Dot Cotton

Romesh Ranganathan is posed a hypothetical situation involving Dot Cotton from EastEnders.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe.

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