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Fri 31 December 2004
Sykes and a... CBE
Only Fools creator also honoured
31/12/2004 … Eric Sykes has been made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
Pryor's voice silenced
Illness robs him of speech
31/12/2004 … Multiple sclerosis has finally robbed Richard Pryor of his voice.
Izzard set for Simpsons
Groening hails him 'a genius'
31/12/2004 … Eddie Izzard could be the next British star to appear in The Simpsons.
Vic 'to quit BBC'
Despair over rejected ideas
31/12/2004 … Vic Reeves may turn his back on the BBC, because it keeps turning his ideas down.
Thu 30 December 2004
It makes us sick
Angry WI forces Little Britain cuts
30/12/2004 … The Women’s Institute has forced the BBC to edit a Little Britain sketch depicting their members as homophobic racists who vomit at the mere mention of a black person.
Tue 28 December 2004
Carlin in rehab
'I use too much wine and drugs'
28/12/2004 … Veteran American stand-up George Carlin has checked himself into rehab to treat a drink and drug problem.
Mon 27 December 2004
Second series for Catherine Tate
27/12/2004 … Catherine Tate’s sketch show has been recommissioned for a second series.
Fri 24 December 2004
Vegas to star in Dickens drama
24/12/2004 … Johnny Vegas is to star in a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.