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Radio 4 has announces a raft of new comedy shows featuring names such as Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe and Rhys James. They are: Rhys James Is…The comedian uses a blend of live stand-up, sketch and poetry to explore the idea of identity, interviewing those in his childhood who made him into the man-boy-child he is today. He said: ‘I am both incredibly excited and deeply terrified that I've had this show commissioned.

Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley are to reunite with the co-creator of the youth TV hit for a new BBC Two comedy.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired a vast archive of Tommy Cooper memorabilia – but not a single fez.

Bill Bailey has written a 'humorous and personal' guide to British birds.

DEADPAN Australian comedian Heidi Regan has won this year's £2,500 So You Think You're Funny? new act competition, staged by the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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