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Fri 24 March 2017
'At least I wasn't put in a Porta Potty by Macho Man Randy Savage'
WTF: Weekly trivia file
24/03/2017 … • 'I was called Worzel at school because I had lots of blonde hair.
BBC Two picks up Nish Kumar-fronted satire
From the makers of The Daily Mash
24/03/2017 … BBC Two has picked up a spoof news show fronted by Nish Kumar.
Car Share series 2 to be shown in cinemas
Special screenings for Comic Relief
24/03/2017 … Unseen footage from Peter Kay’s Car Share is to be shown in cinemas as a Comic Relief fundraiser.
Thu 23 March 2017
London won't be getting the big purple cow this year
New festival in its place
23/03/2017 … The giant purple cow will not be seen on London’s South Bank this summer.
Released at last: The Real McCoy
Series 1 comes to BBC Store
23/03/2017 … Pioneering sketch show The Real McCoy has been made available to buy for the first time in 23 years.
Jan Ravens to make her Fringe debut
New batch of shows go on sale today
23/03/2017 … Dead Ringers impressionist Jan Ravens is to make her Edinburgh debut this year.
Hugh Dennis's new role – opposite Lord Leveson
From Mock The Week to legal drama
23/03/2017 … Hugh Dennis is to appear alongside Lord Leveson in a new play about a legal pioneer.
Radio 4 commissions Austentatious
Improv comedy to mark novelist's bicentenary
23/03/2017 … Hit improv troupe Austentatious, who create spontaneous stories in the style of Jane Austen, have landed their own Radio 4 show.