Contact: Iain CoyleRegion: All UK

Title: Senior Commissioning Editor, Comedy, UKTV and Dave
Genre: Entertainment, Comedy
Region: All UK

About Channel

UKTV is a multi-award winning broadcaster that reaches over 42 million viewers every month.

With a network of ten channels across lifestyle, factual and entertainment there’s something for everyone. 

UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Programme Interests

Currently UKTV are looking for brand-defining commissions for Dave, Watch and Gold.

Dave proudly presents a plethora of original commissions;  Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Undercover, Hoff the Record, Crackanory, Ross Noble Freewheeling, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy.  As the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, it also features hit shows including Red Dwarf, Top Gear and Storage Hunters.

We are looking for innovative formats that embody Dave tonality and to differentiate from other channels to broaden our potential audience.  Commissions need to stand out amongst well known and much loved brands.  Top of our agenda is bright bold ideas that take the panel show to the next level, create stand up with a difference and high quality talent led ob docs and scripted comedy.

Watch is aspirational in its tone and delivers high quality, entertaining content.  Our programmes are female-skewing, but with universal appeal. We are on the lookout for ambitious factual entertainment series and authored documentaries fronted by well known and popular personalities.

Gold is the nation’s favourite comedy channel and celebrates the best of British comedy.  Much-loved comedy series such as Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley and Outnumbered sit alongside recent successful commissions such as The Interviews and Bob Monkhouse: Million Joke Man.We are looking for commissions that reinvigorate the core ‘crown jewels’ of archive content plus projects that use top talent to celebrate British Comedy, either through scripted comedy or sketch shows.  They need to be quirky, noisy and simple.

For more details visit our channel briefs at the website below.

Looking For

Watch Commissioner Overview

Watch Commissioner Showreel

Read Commissioner Brief


Iain Coyle - an experienced entertainment and comedy producer, writer and format creator. Over the last twenty odd years he’s made telly for all the major broadcasters and most key indies, working with talent like Jonathan Ross, Peter Kay, Alan Davies, Frank Skinner, Russell Brand, Vic & Bob, Michael McIntyre, Graham Norton, Stephen K Amos, Dermot O'Leary, Clive Anderson, Johnny Vaughan, Emma Willis and some other folk you've never heard of. He’s now a Commissioning Editor at UKTV/Dave having recently worked on Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish, Ross Noble Freewheeling, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and other less successful shows that should remain nameless.