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Sky taps comedians Acaster, Khan and Brooker for Home Alone tribute

Guz Khan (left) and James Acaster front The Unofficial Science of Home Alone

UK pay TV broadcaster Sky has commissioned a 90-minute show in which comedians James Acaster, Guz Khan and Alex Brooker examine the science behind iconic Christmas film Home Alone.

The Unofficial Science of Home Alone (1×90′) is set to launch on December 19 on Sky Max and streamer Now and marks the first commission from Fremantle-owned Naked and Sky.

Acaster, Khan and Brooker, who have all been obsessed with the classic 1990 movie since they were kids, will be assisted by an engineer as they build their own versions of some of the most memorable boobytraps from the film.

Brooker, meanwhile, will meet some of the cast and stuntmen involved in the original film, visit some of its iconic locations and learn more about the traps and stunts that Acaster and Khan will be attempting.

The Unofficial Science of Home Alone was commissioned by Shirley Jones. It was coproduced by Naked and Motion Content Group. It is executive produced by Gregor Lauder for Naked and Martin Oxley for Motion. It is series produced by Ben Jessop and directed by Alex Hartman.

In related news, Sky History has picked up the UK rights to World Media Rights-produced doc series U-Boat War Gamers (working title) from German distributor ZDF Studios.

A+E Networks’ History channel in Eastern Europe, Poland, Nordics, the Middle East, South Africa, Italy and Germany will air the show next year.

It tells the story of Gilbert Roberts, Jean Laidlaw and the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) – aka the ‘Wrens’ – and their use of revolutionary war gaming tactics to defeat Admiral Karl Dönitz and his Wolf Pack groups of U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War.

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