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Wed 22 June 2016

From the Sex Pistols to Peter Kay | Tony Kinsella recalls the life of Bob Williamson

From the Sex Pistols to Peter Kay

Tony Kinsella recalls the life of Bob Williamson

22/06/2016 … 'My dad only bought me the guitar to get me to bloody shut up' And thus began the musical-comedy career of Bob Williamson, an only child, bored and feckless on one of his native Bolton's wet and windy half-term weekdays.

Tue 21 June 2016

Win Cuckoo series 3 on DVD | Five copies of Greg Davies comedy up for grabs

Win Cuckoo series 3 on DVD

Five copies of Greg Davies comedy up for grabs

21/06/2016 … The third series of Cuckoo has just been released on DVD – and we have five copies to give away.

Mon 06 June 2016

Win a Billy Connolly DVD | Tracks Across America, featuring a previously unseen episode

Win a Billy Connolly DVD

Tracks Across America, featuring a previously unseen episode

06/06/2016 … Billy Connolly's travelogue Tracks Across America is out on DVD and digital download today – and we have five copies to give away.

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
© C4/Ryan Mcnamara
© 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
© English Heritage
© 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
© BBC/House of Tomorrow
© 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
© BBC/Colin Hutton
© 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.

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