Alan Davies returns to the table for second series of As Yet Untitled

Alan davies

22 August 2014

The UK's number one non-PSB channel Dave today announced it has re-ordered the successful unscripted comedy chat show Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and doubled its run to 10x60'.

Produced by Phil McIntyre Television and in association with Grand Scheme, As Yet Untitled arms Alan Davies with one fact about each of his four guests which encourages a plethora of comedy conversations, nostalgia and interesting insights into some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as up and coming comics who certainly hold their own round the table.

The show has no scripts or rehearsals and the guests don’t have a clue what they are going to be talking about. Each episode begins without a title, but by the end Alan and his guests will come up with an appropriate mantle which sums each episode up. Last series included titles such as Cupped by a Shammy Hand, The Bringer of Spiders and Until I'm Married or You Die with a stellar line up of guests including Bob Mortimer, Noel Fielding and Bill Bailey.

UKTV Commissioning Editor, Iain Coyle commented,

The simplicity of the Alan Davies As Yet Untitled format allows the genius of Alan in this environment to shine. It's great to be back working with one of the most professional production teams in the industry and once again put together one of the funniest shows on telly.

Steve North, General Manager for Dave adds,

We are thrilled to have Alan returning to Dave following the success of As Yet Untitled’s first series. The relaxed and insightful nature of the show made it genuinely funny for the viewers and I am excited to see what guests will appear this time round.

Executive producing is Phil McIntyre Television's Lucy Ansbro alongside Mark Robson and Graham Smith from Grand Scheme. Dave Skinner will return to series produce and direct the new series.

Lucy Ansbro added,

We are thrilled to be working with Alan, UKTV and Grand Scheme again on this fantastic show. We can't wait to get started on putting together more fascinating line ups of extraordinary talent.

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled is due to air on Dave at the beginning of 2015. The announcement follows Dave's recent success with original comedy series which has seen second series' for Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish, Crackanory and Ross Noble Freewheeling. The channel also welcomes David Hasselhoff next year with brand new and exclusive commission Hoff The Record.

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