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.

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The original director of Brass Eye has made a documentary about the controversial and groundbreaking series.

Hit improv troupe Austentatious, who create spontaneous stories in the style of Jane Austen, have landed their own Radio 4 show.

Hugh Dennis is to appear alongside Lord Leveson in a new play about a legal pioneer.

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.

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