BBC ONE quiz show Pointless is to air a comedians’ special later this month. The teams being quizzed by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman are: Tim Brooke-Taylor and John Bird; Richard Herring and Rhona Cameron; Don Warrington and Ray Burdis; and Dom Joly and Robert Llewellyn.
COMEDY stars Jessie Cave and Steve Oram have landed parts in Channel 4’s new drama series Glue. Their precise roles have not yet been revealed, but the show revolves around the secrets of the apparently bucolic English village of Overton which are exposed when a teenager is found dead. The young cast also includes Yasmin Paige, star of Richard Ayoade’s film Submarine, Rizzle Kicks rapper Jordan Stephens, and Faye Marsay, who played Candice in Fresh Meat. Shooting began on the eight-part series in Berkshire this week, and the show is scheduled to air this autumn.
SIMON AMSTELL has just been announced as the second comedy headliner for this year’s Latitude Festival,which runs in Suffolk from July 17 to 20. Dara O Briain was the first.
FILMING has ended on the second series of CBBC’s award-winning animated comedy Strange Hill High. The new run of 13, 22-minute episodes will start later this month, starring Doc Brown, Richard Ayoade and Emma Kennedy as three fearless Year 7 pupils who go on fantastical adventures, as well as the voices of Caroline Aherne and John Thomson.
DALISO CHAPONDA won the £100 prize for the best Chortle Correspondents article in March, for his piece: How Not To Be Racist.
Published: 2 Apr 2014