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Judge Romesh settles the debate

Judge Romesh settles the debate

As Romesh Ranganathan’s comedy courtroom returns on Dave, try our interactive argument settler and read our exclusive interview!

Stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan is back as judge, jury and joke executioner…

Judge Romesh, starts Wednesday 22 May, 10pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/227). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave

Judge Judy. Judge Rinder. Judge Jules. Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can’t move for celebrity judges these days (there’s probably one down the back of your sofa). They are everywhere – pounding their tiny croquet mallets and shouting “order, order” like they’re desperately trying to attract the attention of the waiter in Nandos. Have we reached peak TV judge? Clearly not, after all, we as a nation still genuinely accept the ruling wisdom of Amanda Holden to answer the question “does Britain have talent?”


Judge Romesh on Dave is in a class above the rest (well, maybe not Bader Ginsburg), as comedian Romesh Ranganathan dishes out some harsh home truths from the judge’s chair to some well-meaning and impulsive members of the public – with an emphasis on “members” in some of those cases. But what if Romesh could help settle your real-life arguments and squabbles? Try our interactive argument settler below to find out! Simply think of a yes/no question, click to play the video, then click again to pause it and hear a verdict form the man himself. (We accept no responsibility for any ruling!).

Still with us? This box-fresh second series sees Jessica Knappett (Drifters) join the show as the court clerk, alongside bailiff Tom Davis (Murder In Successville). It’s set to be another cracking run of 12 episodes, with courtroom judgements that are as funny as they are completely nonbinding. Will we see anything as weird as an amateur burlesque group seeking compensation over wet knickers? You certainly don’t see adverts for that type of compensation on daytime TV – although it probably does still technically count as a “workplace accident”!


We spoke to Romesh about the new series, including how an almighty Ranganathan family row entered the courtroom…

Judge Romesh
, starts Wednesday 22 May, 10pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/227). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave

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