Alexander Armstrong invites comedy stars Robert Webb, Katy Brand and Griff Rhys-Jones to participate in a quiz show in which the contestants ask the questions. The star of Armstrong and Miller presides over a pilot episode of factoids and boffinery interspersed with caustic wit and light-hearted humour.
Find out about obscure Brazilian settlements, puffer fish, Captain Cook’s secret orders and Frankenstein’s monster in a display of (mostly) unscripted repartee.
The structure of the show makes it very similar to many a Radio 4 shows – not surprising since Dave is owned by Virgin Media and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. With familiar faces, a wide breadth of knowledge and a bit of high-brow humour, the UK premiere of this potential series is a late night antedote to documentaries and soaps.