BBC Two has picked up a spoof news show fronted by Nish Kumar. The Mash Report comes from the creators of parody website The Daily Mash, and will run for ten half-hour episodes. Channel controller Patrick Holland and entertainment commissioning boss Kate Phillip ordered the series following a successful pilot, which Chortle revealed last month.

Dead Ringers impressionist Jan Ravens is to make her Edinburgh debut this year.

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.

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