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Thu 25 August 2016

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy | Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop
© BBC/Scott Kershaw
© BBC/Scott Kershaw

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy

Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop

25/08/2016 … The BBC is to make a spoof about Nigel Farage’s life after quitting politics.

Old sitcom reboots 'could lead to full series' | Says BBC comedy chief

Old sitcom reboots 'could lead to full series'

Says BBC comedy chief

25/08/2016 … One or more of the sitcoms being rebooted by the BBC could return for a full series, the corporation’s comedy chief Shane Allen says.

Wed 24 August 2016

The 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees are... | Shortlist out

The 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees are...

Shortlist out

24/08/2016 … The nominees for this year’s lastminute.

Confirmed: Not Going Out to return | Series 8 set for 2017

Confirmed: Not Going Out to return

Series 8 set for 2017

24/08/2016 …  Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out is to return for an eighth series, the BBC has confirmed today.

'Black to the future' | ITV2 orders time-travelling sitcom
© ITV/Big Talk
© ITV/Big Talk

'Black to the future'

ITV2 orders time-travelling sitcom

24/08/2016 … ITV2 has commissioned a new sitcom about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s.

David Brent movie takes £1.5million | A tight 5: August 24

David Brent movie takes £1.5million

A tight 5: August 24

24/08/2016 … THE David Brent movie Life On The Road took £1.

Channel 4 orders bisexual comedy | A 'shamelessly raw' series

Channel 4 orders bisexual comedy

A 'shamelessly raw' series

24/08/2016 … Channel 4 has commissioned a new sitcom based around bisexual dating.

C4 orders a comedy set amid The Troubles | Derry Girls penned by London Irish's Lisa McGee

C4 orders a comedy set amid The Troubles

Derry Girls penned by London Irish's Lisa McGee

24/08/2016 … The Northern Irish Troubles are to form the backdrop of a new Channel 4 comedy.

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