Unspun With Matt Forde. Matt Forde. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Unspun With Matt Forde

Dave comedy about politics. 27 episodes (4 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Matt Forde, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang, Aparna Nancherla and others.

Series 3, Episode 3

Matt Forde reacts to the terrorist bombing in Manchester. Former Labour politician Jacqui Smith is the guest.

Further details

Producers say: "With the tragic events in Manchester still raw in the mind, Matt Forde and Dave were unsure if they should even do this episode. Was now the time for comedy? Was now the time to take the Mickey out of politicians? It was decided that taking the Mickey out of politicians was what we did, and that we should carry on doing what we do, with love in our hearts for the people of Manchester and all those affected by the bombing. Former Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, joins Matt, herself having had to deal with terror attacks while in government.

"The house band, MP4, again made-up of Ian Cawsey and the stand-in line-up of Ian Moss, Lord Wood of Anfield and Maximo Park keyboard player, Lukas Wooller, close the show with their version on the Oasis classic, Don't Look Back In Anger."


Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron was originally booked to appear as the guest on this episode.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th May 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt Forde Host / Presenter
Phil Wang Self
Ian Cawsey Band
Guest cast
Jacqui Smith Guest
Ian Moss Band
Stewart Wood Band
Lukas Wooller Band
Writing team
Matt Forde Writer
Karl Minns Writer
Nick Doody Writer
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Mark Iddon Series Producer
Dan Atkinson Producer
Simon Weekes Producer
Richard Garvin Producer
Sarah Mills Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Robyn O'Brien Executive Producer


Unspun With Matt Forde. Jacqui Smith. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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