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Larry the Loafer5,122 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
I don't think the UKTV rebrands post-Dave were quite as successful as they'd hoped, but in my opinion, Dave is one of the best things to have ever happened to Freeview. Its original commissions have been consistently brilliant and it's one of the strongest and most successful rebrands a channel has seen, not to mention some of the funniest idents that are circulating at the moment.
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BBI45494 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Good news but 10 episodes a series is too many - 8 was pushing it for the last couple and although 5 was too short for the earlier series better to leave viewers wanting more.

Yes I agree, 10 seems too much. They film more tasks than they use so hopefully they won't be tempted to fop with the substandard ones that would normally have been cut

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Easily though the best Freeview series outside of the main PSB channels.

That and Modern Life is Goodish , in fact Dave has had a lot of excellent original commissions in the last few years.

Taskmaster has been the most successful, it's been sold abroad including an American version

Has anyone told you that the latest series of Modern Life is Goodish was the last one? (Sorry if this is news to you.)


And back on Taskmaster, there are also Belgian and Swedish versions and our version has been shown in these two countries, plus Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.
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Inspector Sands12,178 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Has anyone told you that the latest series of Modern Life is Goodish was the last one? (Sorry if this is news to you.)

I did know that. He was interviewed by Richard Herring and on that he made it sound like it was more of a hiatus for at least a year, but that was recorded before the series was aired. The amount of work that goes into one episode I'm not surprised, and he's touring for a year.

It is a great series and well worth rewatching
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JCB1,883 posts since 21 Sep 2004
Dave have been on a roll with Modern Life, Taskmaster and Go 8 Bit. Unspun I just can't get into though, it feels so dated compared to The Daily Mash which has started to find it's feet this series.
MetalGearRex1,498 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Dave have been on a roll with Modern Life, Taskmaster and Go 8 Bit. Unspun I just can't get into though, it feels so dated compared to The Daily Mash which has started to find it's feet this series.

Dave's original content alone has made it one of the best multichannels out there. Although I'll have to disagree with you on Unspun - the second series really saw it start to flourish.

The Mash Report has arguably done so well for the BBC, particularly with the viral Rachel Parris segments and the now infamous Trump-Morgan caricature that infuriated Piers (and subsequently gave the Mash Report renewed attention). In fact, it's just been renewed for a third series later this year.
'Even by our standards, that was remarkably unproductive.' - Andrew Neil
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Larry the Loafer5,122 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
What put me off The Mash Report was that I'm a big fan of the website it was based on. Watching actors and comedians essentially recite articles on television spoiled it, and the strange combination of "here's some proper news that we'll take the piss out of, but now here's a bit about some silly news" made me feel like the show had no idea what it wanted to be - was it trying to be The Daily Show or was it trying to be The Day Today?

If it's shaken that off since the first series, then good. But I can't really be bothered to sit through an episode to find out.