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Silence is Golden with U&Dave entertainment format from Richard Bacon

UK multichannel operator UKTV has ordered an entertainment comedy format created by Richard Bacon for its U&Dave channel (fka Dave).

Richard Bacon

Silence is Golden (6×60’) is presented by  and produced by Bacon’s Yes Yes Media.

At the start of each episode, the studio audience is given £250,000 (US$319,000) which they can keep as long as they keep silent. However, a green room of 30 acts, led by three returning comedian captains headed up by Katherine Ryan, are tasked with trying to make the audience laugh.

Every member of the audience is mic’ed up and every sound they make brings the prize pot down. If the entertainers get the prize money to zero, they get to give money to charity.

Bacon is exec producing with Yes Yes Media’s head of entertainment Mark Sidaway. Tim Dean is series producer.

Silence is Golden will air on U&Dave and stream on U next year and is being distributed internationally by UKTV parent company BBC Studios.

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