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The QI researchers behind the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast are to launch their own topical BBC TV show. No Such Thing As The News will be broadcast on BBC Two on Friday nights after Newsnight, beginning next month. It will be produced by John Lloyd –  creator of QI, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and producer of all four Blackadder series – and features James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber.

Channel 5 is to make its first comedy panel show in seven years.

Frank Skinner has spoken about his years as an alcoholic – confessing that he used to hallucinate spiders and suffer temporary blindness from drinking too much.

Ronald Reagan's children have blasted Will Ferrell over his plans to make a comedy about their father succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.

David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s new comedy Back will be set around a pub, it has been revealed.

Barry Howard, who was best known for playing Barry Stuart-Hargreaves in Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 78.

The Festival Of The Spoken Nerd trio have started work on a new comedy science show for Radio 4.

The BBC’s most senior comedy production executive has dramatically announced that he is to quit the corporation.

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