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.

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.

Romesh Ranganathan is to write his memoirs.

Courteney Cox is reportedly developing a new sitcom for ITV.


The organisers of the Special Olympics have launched a campaign against comedian Gary Owen for using the word ‘retarded’ on stage.

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