Sky orders new reality show The Kings & Queens of Speech

The new Sky 1 series will track school debate teams as they argue their way to victory in a series of tournaments - but when does it start and what else do we know about it..?

If you're looking for something inspiring to watch, then you'll have no arguments with Sky 1's new series, The Kings & Queens of Speech.

The series charts the experiences of kids from different schools across the country as they compete in debating tournaments, and the winners brought together to debate against each other in front of a panel of judges. The finalists will then compete in a knockout tournament, with the winning teams declared 'The Kings & Queens of Speech 2014'.

And that's where the name of the show comes from. Clever, right?

The series is made up of eight 60-minute episodes, and is coming from Twofour - the production company behind Educating Yorkshire, one of the best shows of last year in our opinion. It'll go out in 2015, at 8pm on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD.

The Kings & Queens of Speech is just the latest of a spate of recent commissions on Sky 1. Other incoming shows include The Sun Set - a reality series that tracks a group of families on holiday together in a European villa complex full of cameras. It sounds the plot of a horror flick, but Sky says it'll be good clean fun - it'll also be going out at 8pm.

Also coming soon is Welcome to my Garden, in which gardening enthusiasts go to each other's houses to view and judge their gardens. It sounds like Come Dine With Me, except with gardeners instead of cooks - not the worst idea we've ever heard.

To watch any of these shows, you'll need Sky 1. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to get - it comes with Sky TV packages (well, duh), and you can also get it with Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT TV, as well as through online services Sky Go and NOW TV.

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