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Fri 20 January 2017

Susan Calman to host BBC One quiz show | The Boss coming to daytime soon

Susan Calman to host BBC One quiz show

The Boss coming to daytime soon

20/01/2017 … Susan Calman is to host a daytime quiz for BBC One, Chortle can reveal.

BBC to make Gaiman and Pratchett's Good Omens | 'It feels like a good time for a comedy about impending global apocalypse'
© Kyle Cassidy/Creative Commons
© Kyle Cassidy/Creative Commons

BBC to make Gaiman and Pratchett's Good Omens

'It feels like a good time for a comedy about impending global apocalypse'

20/01/2017 … The BBC is to make a six-part comedy series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel Good Omens.

One comic's already profiting from Trump's presidency | WTF: Weekly trivia file

One comic's already profiting from Trump's presidency

WTF: Weekly trivia file

20/01/2017 … • ’Looking forward to Trump’s assassi… inauguration.

Angus Deayton's new presenting job | Great British Bake Off spin-off
© BBC
© BBC

Angus Deayton's new presenting job

Great British Bake Off spin-off

20/01/2017 … Angus Deayton is to host Great British Bake Off spin-off Creme de la Creme.

Thu 19 January 2017

Netflix signs Katherine Ryan | Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day
© Idil Sukan
© Idil Sukan

Netflix signs Katherine Ryan

Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day

19/01/2017 … Netflix is to air Katherine Ryan’s latest stand-up show.

Inside No 9 to return | Fourth series set to start shooting next month
© BBC/Richard Ansett
© BBC/Richard Ansett

Inside No 9 to return

Fourth series set to start shooting next month

19/01/2017 … Inside No 9 is to return for a fourth series of six new episodes.

Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story | ...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career
© UKTV
© UKTV

Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story

...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career

19/01/2017 … Sir David Jason is to be the subject of two separate retrospective series on the Gold channel, Chortle can reveal.

Mangan to host fake news panel show | ...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco

Mangan to host fake news panel show

...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco

19/01/2017 … Channel 4’s one-off fake news panel show is to be hosted by Stephen Mangan and form part of a week of programmes on the topic.

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