Unspun With Matt Forde gets 2 more series, including election specials

Monday 8th May 2017, 12:32pm

  • Unspun With Matt Forde has been given two more series by Dave
  • Series 3 starts on the 17th May, with new episodes filmed each Wednesday and Sunday during the election
  • Matt Forde says: "I'm delighted to be returning with Unspun during the election campaign"
Unspun With Matt Forde. Matt Forde. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Political comedy show Unspun With Matt Forde has been given two more series by digital channel Dave.

Notably, the show will be broadcast twice weekly during the build-up to the General Election on 8th June, with the episodes recorded just before broadcast to ensure they are "ultra topical".

The seven-part third series will start on Wednesday 17th May, filmed and broadcast on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Producers Avalon Television say: "Recorded the same day as transmission, Unspun will be 'Making politics great again' with up-to-the minute analysis of the political landscape during these tumultuous times and an in-depth discussion with one of Britain's leading political figures that will sit at the heart of each episode."

The recommission follows on from the recent second series, which featured high profile guests such as Tony Blair, Tim Farron and Harriet Harman.

Matt Forde says: "I'm delighted to be returning with Unspun during the election campaign. I for one welcome Theresa May's drive to keep satirists and political comedians in work. It seems to be the only issue which unites her and Jeremy Corbyn".

Hilary Rosen from channel owner UKTV says: "Dave is putting Unspun at the heart of its schedule and blazing a trail in the satirical space. Matt Forde is the best in the business - there's no one else out there who is as funny and knowledgeable about the state of British politics. This will be required viewing in the run up to June 8th. Who better to help us make sense of the forthcoming election campaign?"

Steve North, Dave's general manager, adds: "We're putting our weight behind Unspun because we feel there's a real need for contemporary and topical programming that unpicks politics and helps our viewers to understand where we are now. We are significantly increasing our coverage of politics in the run-up to the election and it's important that it's as fresh and up-to-date as it can be given the pace at which politics is playing out, particularly on social media."

Jon Thoday, one of the show's Executive Producers, comments: "It is great for a British broadcaster to be backing a political comedy series in this way, and we are excited to be working with UKTV once again."

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