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Wed 25 May 2016

'There's no time to agonise' | Interview with Power Monkeys writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

'There's no time to agonise'

Interview with Power Monkeys writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

25/05/2016 … Can you explain a bit about Power Monkeys?ANDY:  It’s a peek behind the curtains in the corridors of power – four different corridors of power, looking at the ‘oily rag’ characters who have to carry out the strategies and whims of the powerful.

'Being German is a viable business plan' | Henning Wehn on his new TV show
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© C4/Ryan Mcnamara

'Being German is a viable business plan'

Henning Wehn on his new TV show

25/05/2016 … An Immigrant's Guide to Britain is a new three-part series in which Henning Wehn and other first-generation immigrants provide a guide to life in Britain, through reports, sketches and hidden camera experiments.

Thu 12 May 2016

A little bit of blue... | Which comedians have been honoured with plaques
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© English Heritage

A little bit of blue...

Which comedians have been honoured with plaques

12/05/2016 … Tommy Cooper today becomes only the 12th comedian to be honoured with a blue plaque – although he is one of the more famous to modern minds.

Tue 10 May 2016

Why I'm the right woman to take on Shakespeare | by Philomena Cunk
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© BBC/House of Tomorrow

Why I'm the right woman to take on Shakespeare

by Philomena Cunk

10/05/2016 … Tell us about your new series… It’s a one-episode series all about Shakespeare, who was England’s biggest playwriter and our only ever official Bard.

Tue 03 May 2016

I'm playing Shakespeare as nerdy and uncharismatic | David Mitchell on Upstart Crow
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© BBC/Colin Hutton

I'm playing Shakespeare as nerdy and uncharismatic

David Mitchell on Upstart Crow

03/05/2016 … 'He's arguably the globally most significant artistic figure – and he's just some bloke from the Midlands.

Fri 29 April 2016

Who doesn't enjoy a ghost story? | Johnny Vegas on Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

Who doesn't enjoy a ghost story?

Johnny Vegas on Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

29/04/2016 … Johnny Vegas is about to star in one of four short films written acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.

Tue 26 April 2016

'I didn't really want to act in this' | Craig Cash on Sky's new comedy Rovers

'I didn't really want to act in this'

Craig Cash on Sky's new comedy Rovers

26/04/2016 … Craig Cash is returning to TV screens for the first time since 2012's Royle Family special in Sky1's new comedy Rovers.

Mon 25 April 2016

The comedy stars of Game Of Thrones | Jay Richardson on the actors slaying 'em in Westeros

The comedy stars of Game Of Thrones

Jay Richardson on the actors slaying 'em in Westeros

25/04/2016 … HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is back, featuring plenty of comic talent keeping straight faces through all the swordplay, ice zombies, dragons and Aiden Gillan's increasingly Irish accent.

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