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 4

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Guz Khan, Angela Barnes, Tom Davis, Harriet Kemsley. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster return with hypothetical scenarios for Angela Barnes, Guz Khan, Tom Davis and Harriet Kemsley.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th February 2020
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th February 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 11:00pm Dave
Monday 11th May 2020 10:00pm Dave
Monday 30th November 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 1st December 2020 2:00am Dave
Friday 11th June 2021 2:15am Dave
Sunday 28th November 2021 2:45am Dave
Wednesday 16th March 2022 12:20am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Guz Khan Guest
Angela Barnes Guest
Tom Davis Guest
Harriet Kemsley Guest
Kriss Akabusi Self
Debbie McGee Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Henry Paker Writer
Freya Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Parry Writer (Additional Material)
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Clark Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
George Lewis Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Campbell Writer (Additional Material)
Zoë Tomalin Script Editor
Gráinne Maguire Writer (Additional Material)
Kat Sadler Writer (Additional Material)
Victoria Cook Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Hulme 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
Ben Telford Production Designer
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Sanjiv Sen Composer
Dave Whyte Graphics
Jake Dale Graphics


Harriet Kemsley left confused

James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe try and explain the game to Harriet Kemsley, but she doesn't quite understand.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster & Harriet Kemsley.

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