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


  • TV panel show
  • Dave
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 32 episodes (4 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 2, Episode 3

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: Tom Allen, James Acaster, Felicity Ward, Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Sue Perkins. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th February 2020
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 22nd February 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 25th February 2020 11:00pm Dave
Monday 4th May 2020 2:20am Dave
Monday 4th May 2020 10:00pm Dave
Monday 14th September 2020 9:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd November 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 24th November 2020 1:55am Dave
Friday 11th June 2021 1:40am Dave
Saturday 27th November 2021 2:55am Dave
Tuesday 15th March 2022 12:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Tom Allen Guest
Alex Brooker Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Felicity Ward Guest
John Virgo Self
Diane Louise Jordan Self
Cheryl Baker Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Henry Paker Writer
Ben Clark Writer (Additional Material)
George Lewis Writer (Additional Material)
Zoë Tomalin Script Editor
Gráinne Maguire Writer (Additional Material)
Kat Sadler Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Danny Carr Series Producer
Sophie Le Good Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Josh Widdicombe Executive Producer
Pascal Emmenegger Editor
Tim Ellison Editor
Ben Telford Production Designer
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Sanjiv Sen Composer
Dave Whyte Graphics
Jake Dale Graphics


Create and play a new Bond villain

Tom Allen invents his own version of a bond villain, where he must play the villain himself, in this hypothetical situation posed by James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Tom Allen, Alex Brooker, Sue Perkins & Felicity Ward.

James and Josh's Randomiser fail

James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe create a hypothetical situation by pulling out balls from the randomiser, but it doesn't end up being as random as they'd like...

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Tom Allen, Alex Brooker, Sue Perkins & Felicity Ward.

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