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.

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Series 1, Episode 5

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Dara O Briain, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Suzi Ruffell, Josh Widdicombe, Nish Kumar. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th March 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 9th March 2019 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 10th March 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 12th March 2019 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 30th May 2019 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 18th December 2019 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 16th May 2020 2:25am Dave
Tuesday 15th September 2020 10:00pm Dave
Monday 1st February 2021 12:00am Dave
Friday 4th June 2021 2:15am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Nish Kumar Guest
Dara O Briain Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Guest
Suzi Ruffell Guest
Alison Hammond 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
Danny Carr Edit 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


Suzi Ruffell wears boxing gloves to funeral

Suzi Ruffell must demonstrate what it would be like to wear boxing gloves to a funeral.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster & Suzi Ruffell.

Nish Kumar must steal an olive

Nish Kumar is set a hypothetical challenge of stealing an olive from 24 different Nandos and he wows with his knowledge of all the London locations.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe.

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