The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is returning to Radio 4 with its first series in more than a decade – and featuring John Lloyd as the Voice of The Book. The sixth series in the ‘trilogy’, the Hexagonal Phase, is based on Eoin Colfer’s novel And Another Thing… but also features previously unpublished material from creator Douglas Adams. It reunites the original radio cast of Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Geoff McGiven as Ford Prefect.

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.

The Boy With Tape On His Face is to appear in the new series of America's Got Talent.

Count Arthur Strong is to make his real-life pantomime debut.

Noel Fielding is piloting a new Channel 4 series based on Japanese gameshows.

Eddie Izzard says he was subjected to homophobic abuse at the FA Cup final at the weekend.

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