17 May 2022
Sky TV in the UK has announced new unscripted series Hold the Front Page (6 x 60’) from CPL Productions set to air on Sky Max and NOW.
Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar are about to leap into the unique and often sensational world of local news with Hold the Front Page, a six-part series following the comical duo’s journey into the heart of grass roots Britain.
Sky’s new series will follow the highs and lows of Nish and Josh as they travel across the UK working for a different local newspaper each week, on a mission to find local real local stories strong enough to make the front page.
Their investigative journey around Britain will see them delve into local mysteries, take part in unusual events, cover the burning issues of the day and even involve themselves in the news or enlist a celebrity or two to help them out along the way.
But with almost no journalistic experience the pair will have to rely on their quick wits and natural curiosity as they attempt to get to the heart of makes each town or village tick – digging up some extraordinary scoops. This will be an eye-opening look at some of Britain’s amazing local communities through the lens of their local newspaper. What could possibly go wrong?
Hold the Front Page is produced by CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, the Executive Producers are David Taylor, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux. The show is commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky UK, Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK. Shirley Jones is the Commissioning Editor for Sky.