Common Sense

Series 1 - Episode 1



If you’d hit on the ground-breaking idea of Gogglebox, you’d look for ways to exploit your brilliance and apply it elsewhere. That’s what has happened here, as the production company behind Channel 4’s hit produces a topical comedy in which ordinary folk offer their reactions to the events of the week. So basically, Gogglebox meets Have I Got News for You.

As it’s topical, the show will be made close to transmission, but we can expect the people involved – in pairs or threesomes, from all over the country – to be as pithy, funny and ready with a sharp opinion as the Goggleboxers. Dinner ladies from Leeds, East End market traders and butchers from Birmingham lead the way.


New series. Topical, fast-paced comedy news series voiced by Ruth Jones, featuring a regular cast of real British people, including dinner ladies from Leeds, East End market traders, supermarket co-workers, launderette owners and butchers from Birmingham. Chosen for their sharp wit and humorous take on life, the cast offer their honest and unfiltered thoughts on some of the biggest talking points of the week, from major breaking stories and bizarre headlines, to the worlds of sport and popular culture.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Ruth Jones
Executive Producer Tania Alexander