Ardal O’Hanlon is to explore his homeland in a new travel series for More 4. The Father Ted star will use a series of Victorian guidebooks as the basis for the shows, provisionally titled Ardal’s Ireland. Written by the notoriously sanctimonious Samuel Carter Hall and his wife  Anna Maria Fielding – aka Mrs S.

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Elis James is to front a series of comedy shorts about Euro 2016 for the BBC.

ACTS have been announced for the Balham Comedy Festival in South London, which will run from July 8 to 16.

Radio 4’s topical comedy The Now Show is to air a special edition based around the First World War.

THE Gold TV channel has dropped its sitcom You, Me & Them.

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