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Tracey Breaks The News again

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

The best of this week’s comedy on radio and TV.

Wednesday October 25

BOUNTY HUNTERS: Jack Whitehall co-wrote this comedy thriller with his Bad Education collaborator Freddy Syborn. He stars as smart but timid Barnaby who caves to pressure and buys a looted statue for £50,000 for his dad's antique business. Then has to recruit tough gun-toting, Brooklyn bounty hunter bounty hunter Nina Morales (Rosie Perez) to help him get it back. Read our feature about the show here. Sky One, 10pm.

MAN DOWN: Greg Davies is back for a fourth series, and this time his character Dan grapples with the challenges  of fatherhood. Can this help him grow up to become the man he hopes he can be?  As always, he'll be helped by his friends - uptight financial advisor Brian (Mike Wozniak) and the bonkers  Jo (Roisin Conaty). Channel 4, 10pm

YOURS TRULY, PIERRE STONE Peep Show writer Sam Bain has adapted his novel about an obsessed fan of Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly into a Radio 4  show.  First published in 2002, Yours Truly, Pierre Stone is described as a 'dark and disconcerting' comedy about a 'trivia-obsessed innocent' who blocks out his bigger problems. The four-part series stars Alex Macqueen, who played Julius Nicholson  In The Thick Of It, as Pierre. Radio 4, 11.15pm

Thursday October 26

TAKESHI'S CASTLE The  cult physical game show has been revived, with Jonathan Ross now commenting on the contestants tackling the crazy obstacle courses. Comedy Central, 8pm

Friday October 27

TRACEY BREAKS THE NEWS: Following an election special in June, Tracey Ullman is back with three more episodes of her topical impression show, filmed close to transmission. Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May, will return - while  for the first time, Tracey will take on Jeremy Corbyn and Brigitte Macron, alongside Ben Willbond as her husband Emmanuel (both pictured). BBC One, 9.30pm

Saturday October 28

DIANE MORGAN BELIEVES IN GHOSTS Diane Morgan, famed for her investigative powers as Philomena Cunk, trawls the BBC archive for the real-life tales of ghost hunting, hauntings, and unexplained phenomena. And in the links between shows she will be joined by guests who have all had paranormal experiences, including The Now Show's Steve Punt and fellow stand-up Bethany Black. Radio 4 Extra, 9am

Published: 22 Oct 2017

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