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Thu 25 August 2016

ITV orders Harry Hill panel show | Alien Fun Capsule to air next year

ITV orders Harry Hill panel show

Alien Fun Capsule to air next year

25/08/2016 … ITV has commissioned a new panel show from Harry Hill, to air in 2017.

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy | Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop
© BBC/Scott Kershaw
© BBC/Scott Kershaw

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy

Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop

25/08/2016 … The BBC is to make a spoof about Nigel Farage’s life after quitting politics.

Old sitcom reboots 'could lead to full series' | Says BBC comedy chief

Old sitcom reboots 'could lead to full series'

Says BBC comedy chief

25/08/2016 … One or more of the sitcoms being rebooted by the BBC could return for a full series, the corporation’s comedy chief Shane Allen says.

A League Of Their Own returns to the States | And three more studio series ordered

A League Of Their Own returns to the States

And three more studio series ordered

25/08/2016 … The League Of Their Own team are to go on a second American road trip.

Channel 5 goes back to the Borderline | Comedy gets a second series

Channel 5 goes back to the Borderline

Comedy gets a second series

25/08/2016 … Channel 5’s  comedy Borderline is to return for a second series.

Comic guilty of being drunk and disorderly | Monty Burns swore at cop who caught him peeing

Comic guilty of being drunk and disorderly

Monty Burns swore at cop who caught him peeing

25/08/2016 … Stand-up comic Gregor Burns – who uses the stage name Monty Burns –  has admitted charges of being drunk and disorderly after he swore at a police officer who caught him pissing in a doorway.

Dawn French to host kids' talent show | US format Little Big Shots comes to ITV

Dawn French to host kids' talent show

US format Little Big Shots comes to ITV

25/08/2016 … Dawn French is to host an TV show highlighting talented children.

Heidi Regan wins So You Think You're Funny? | A tight 5: August 25

Heidi Regan wins So You Think You're Funny?

A tight 5: August 25

25/08/2016 … DEADPAN Australian comedian Heidi Regan has won this year's £2,500 So You Think You're Funny? new act competition, staged by the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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