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Sliced is back for another helping


Thursday 23rd January UKTV announces today that Sliced is returning to comedy channel Dave for another series (6x40). Sliced is co-written by its BAFTA-nominated star Samson Kayo (Famalam), who plays Joshua, a down-on-his-luck pizza delivery driver in south London.

Samson Kayo said,

We go again! Im so excited to be back on Dave with series two. Last series was just a taster, now its go time! Im looking forward to creating some more explosively funny and authentic stories with this amazingly talented team.

The first series of three episodes reached over 1.7million viewers. Sliced is written by Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker (PhoneShop) and produced by Lovely Electricity. It is commissioned for UKTV by Pete Thornton, head of scripted, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, Luke Hales, Dave channel director, and Steve North, genre general manager, comedy and entertainment.

Pete Thornton said,

Samson and Phil make for a formidable creative duo, the Batman and Robin of the writer/performer/just writer comedy world, and they are supported by an extraordinary cast of established talent and rising stars. This is a show that really hits the sweet spot for Dave, we love it with a passion and we cant wait to make more.

Luke Hales said

Launching Sliced was one of our favourite moments of 2019, we loved working with the brilliant and talented Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker. The fact that the show is loosely based on Samsons upbringing in South London makes it really modern, authentic and relatable, and the fact that it is co-written by him means it is guaranteed to be very, very funny. Dave is committed to UK comedy and in recent years has established itself as the best place to come in the UK for fresh, modern and brilliantly funny comedy, Sliced speaks loudly to this ambition.

Phil Bowker said,

Lovely Electricity are incredibly proud and excited to be back in business with Dave and UKTV. We had such fun making the first series of Sliced and the commissioning of this new six-parter goes to underline UKTVs commitment to and the showcasing of the best new comedy talent that the UK has to offer.

Sliced will air on Dave later this year.

Praise for Sliced series one:

Sweary, sweet and genuinely very funny - The Sun TV Mag

Charming - The Guardian

Scabrous, filthy, but funny - Daily Mail

Officially our new favourite show ... Daves best sitcom yet - Digital Spy

Extremely relatable - Daily Mirror


For more information, please contact:

Ben Duncan, Publicist, UKTV

About Dave

Freeview 19, Sky 111, Virgin 127, YouView 19, Freesat 157, BT & TalkTalk 19 On demand on UKTVPlay Ever since it was knee high to a TV remote, Dave had an idea. It wanted to be the first place viewers would come for brand-new, award-winning entertainment from the biggest and brightest stars and production companies in the UK. And in the years since, it has launched some of the most exciting and best-loved titles on TV.

There are names like Hypothetical, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Comedians Giving Lectures. And of course theres Dave Gorman, whose inquisitive mind is returning to the channel for Terms and Conditions Apply. Its not just in front of the camera where the comic genius lies either, with a wealth of scripted treasure such as Sliced, Porters and the globally popular Red Dwarf.

Daves not content just to make you laugh and share gags with your mates though. Expedition with Steve Backshall and Hurricane Man are showing you regions and aspects of the earth never before seen on TV. Red Bull Soapbox continues to delight with its boundless capacity for invention. And stepping away from the TV entirely, Daves partnered with CALM to launch the Be The Mate Youd Want campaign and the Conversations Against Living Miserably podcast.

Reaching 20million viewers a month, Daves come a long way, but its only just getting warmed up. / @davechannel

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UKs most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the worlds leading public service broadcaster, the BBC. | | @uktvpress.
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