Hit improv troupe Austentatious, who create spontaneous stories in the style of Jane Austen, have landed their own Radio 4 show. An initial one-off will air in June, ahead of the bicentenary of the novelist's death, with hopes for more to follow. Six of the core cast of the acclaimed touring show – Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo, Rachel Parris, Andrew Hunter Murray, Daniel Nils Roberts, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson and Charlotte Gittins – will be involved.

The giant purple cow will not be seen on London’s South Bank this summer.

Pioneering sketch show The Real McCoy has been made available to buy for the first time in 23 years.

FAWLTY TOWERS is to be released on vinyl to mark Record Store Day.

Fast Show and Brian Pern star Simon Day has announced a short tour this autumn.

Chewing Gun star Michaela Coel has started shooting a new modern-day musical for Film Four.

The BBC has rejected a complaint that Michael McIntyre making a joke about a ‘willy’ was offensive.

Russell Howard had to stop his gig in Glasgow last night when a brawl broke out.

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