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Fri 20 January 2017

Susan Calman to host BBC One quiz show | The Boss coming to daytime soon

Susan Calman to host BBC One quiz show

The Boss coming to daytime soon

20/01/2017 … Susan Calman is to host a daytime quiz for BBC One, Chortle can reveal.

Thu 19 January 2017

Netflix signs Katherine Ryan | Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day
© Idil Sukan
© Idil Sukan

Netflix signs Katherine Ryan

Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day

19/01/2017 … Netflix is to air Katherine Ryan’s latest stand-up show.

Inside No 9 to return | Fourth series set to start shooting next month
© BBC/Richard Ansett
© BBC/Richard Ansett

Inside No 9 to return

Fourth series set to start shooting next month

19/01/2017 … Inside No 9 is to return for a fourth series of six new episodes.

Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story | ...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career
© UKTV
© UKTV

Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story

...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career

19/01/2017 … Sir David Jason is to be the subject of two separate retrospective series on the Gold channel, Chortle can reveal.

Mangan to host fake news panel show | ...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco

Mangan to host fake news panel show

...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco

19/01/2017 … Channel 4’s one-off fake news panel show is to be hosted by Stephen Mangan and form part of a week of programmes on the topic.

Revealed: Who's on the next Live From The BBC | Stand-up showcase to return

Revealed: Who's on the next Live From The BBC

Stand-up showcase to return

19/01/2017 … Josie Long, Sara Pascoe and Liam Williams are to feature in the second series of Live From The BBC, Chortle can reveal.

Wed 18 January 2017

Tim Minchin's protest could be song of the year | Shortlisted for Aussie accolade

Tim Minchin's protest could be song of the year

Shortlisted for Aussie accolade

18/01/2017 … A track Tim Minchin wrote about a Catholic cardinal at the centre of a paedophilia scandal has been shortlisted for Australia’s song of the year.

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