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Fri 29 July 2016

Radio Active to return to R4 | One-off to be taped at Edinburgh Fringe

Radio Active to return to R4

One-off to be taped at Edinburgh Fringe

29/07/2016 … Sketch show Radio Active is to return to Radio 4 after an almost 30-year absence.

Blasphemy! | Monty Don blasts The Good Life

Blasphemy!

Monty Don blasts The Good Life

29/07/2016 … It is usually considered one of the jewels in the crown of British sitcom.

Was Dara O Briain a saint in a previous life? | WTF: Weekly Trivia File
© Slapstick/Adam Johnson
© Slapstick/Adam Johnson

Was Dara O Briain a saint in a previous life?

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

29/07/2016 … • 'When I was doing Spitting Image, Kate Robbins threw a party and Des O'Connor was in the corner playing a white grand piano, wearing a white suit and I thought, "This is what showbiz parties are all about.

'Landmark' book deal for Robert Webb | Memoirs and novel coming soon

'Landmark' book deal for Robert Webb

Memoirs and novel coming soon

29/07/2016 … Robert Webb is to write his memoirs AND his first novel, following a 'landmark' book deal.

When Shortlist tried to censor Stewart Lee | Magazine didn't want to upset advertisers... or Jack Whitehall

When Shortlist tried to censor Stewart Lee

Magazine didn't want to upset advertisers... or Jack Whitehall

29/07/2016 … Lifestyle magazine Shortlist attempted to censor Stewart Lee for fear he might upset advertisers – or Jack Whitehall.

Thu 28 July 2016

Scrotal Recall is no more... | As Netflix renames it Lovesick
© C4
© C4

Scrotal Recall is no more...

As Netflix renames it Lovesick

28/07/2016 … Comedy series Scrotal Recall is to get a new name.

Guests announced for Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit | Videogame challenge on Dave

Guests announced for Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

Videogame challenge on Dave

28/07/2016 … The guests have been named for Dara O Briain’s new videogame show, Go 8 Bit.

John Cleese to the rescue! | Comic icon to perform at festival fundraiser

John Cleese to the rescue!

Comic icon to perform at festival fundraiser

28/07/2016 … John Cleese is to give his only British stage performance of the year year to help Bristol’s Slapstick Festival of vintage comedy.

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