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Tue 13 November 2001
BBC2's comedy turn-off
1.4m viewers lost during new line-up
13/11/2001 … Ratings for BBC2's new Monday night comedy line-up slid throughout the evening, according to unofficial overnight figures.
Bailey to play West End
Three dates announced
13/11/2001 … Bill Bailey has announced three dates in London's West End.
Peggy Mount dies
Star of vintage sitcom The Larkins
13/11/2001 … Actress Peggy Mount, star of vintage sitcom The Larkins, has died at the age of 86.
Mon 12 November 2001
Izzard lands theatre role
Comic takes on West End lead
12/11/2001 … Eddie Izzard is to take an acting role on the West End stage.
Barker's TV break
Arj lands job with Carmen Electra
12/11/2001 … Comedian Arj Barker has landed a dream job - hosting a TV show alongside former Baywatch babe Carmen Electra.
Win Bill Bailey videos
Bewilderness tour out now
12/11/2001 … Bill Bailey releases his live video and DVD Bewilderness today.
Ab Fab movie considered
Saunders 'has more ideas'
12/11/2001 … Jennifer Saundersis considering writing a movie version of Absolutely Fabulous.
Sat 10 November 2001
Heard the one about the bank job?
87 years for raider who confessed at a comedy club
10/11/2001 … An armed bank robber who took to a comedy club stage to confess his crimes has been jailed for 87 years.