Paul Chahidi stars in Dave's new pilot sitcom 'The Other Half' which premieres tonight at 10pm

Paul Chahidi stars in Dave's new pilot sitcom 'The Other Half' which premieres tonight at 10pm

The Other Half is a half hour pilot episode which has been commissioned as part of UKTV's WriterSlam competition, an initiative which gives diverse and underrepresented writers, producers and talent the opportunity to create a single episode for UKTV.  It’s part of a week of pilots being show by Dave as part of their All New Laughs strand.

The episode will be shown at 10pm tonight (Tuesday 23rd August).  The episode introduces us to Navid (played by Vahid Gold), a half-Iranian, half-Welsh 20-something who gets the chance to escape his small Welsh hometown when he lands an apprenticeship in Bristol.  The show's synopsis tells us "But as he runs headlong into his new life, shacking up with his best friend and her painfully privileged family, he’s also running away from his old life in the closet, living with his overprotective father. And the more he tries to keep the two halves of his life apart, the more they keep crashing into each other".

Paul Chahidi plays Navid's aforementioned overprotective father, Farhad. 

The show was executive produced by comedian, actor and presenter Romesh Ranganathan and written by upcoming writers Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Kate Reid.  Watch the teaser trailer on Twitter.  The episode will also be available to stream on UKTVPlay. 

Dave has premiered another 3 pilots this week under their All New Laughs umbrella including Holier Than Thou (starring Michelle Greenidge and Cyril Nri), Dead Canny and Perfect. 

Iranian-born Paul Chahidi  is a Tony and Olivier nominated British stage & screen actor. In 2021 he received an RTS Nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance for his leading role in BAFTA winning BBC comedy series ‘This Country'.  He is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents.  Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel. 

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Paul Chahidi
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