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Tue 03 May 2016

Jack Dee to play a hired killer | In new Radio 4 comedy

Jack Dee to play a hired killer

In new Radio 4 comedy

03/05/2016 … Jack Dee is to play a hired killer.

Ben Elton takes a pop at Ricky Gervais | In his new Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow
© BBC/Colin Hutton
© BBC/Colin Hutton

Ben Elton takes a pop at Ricky Gervais

In his new Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow

03/05/2016 … Ben Elton has used his new Shakespearean sitcom to take a swipe Ricky Gervais.

Work starts on Car Share series 2 | Peter Kay spotted filming in Salford
© BBC
© BBC

Work starts on Car Share series 2

Peter Kay spotted filming in Salford

03/05/2016 … Filming has begun on the second series of Peter Kay's Car Share.

Josie Long takes on Bear Grylls challenge | Comic joins The Island

Josie Long takes on Bear Grylls challenge

Comic joins The Island

03/05/2016 … Josie Long is to put her survival skills to the test in a TV show with Bear Grylls.

Radio 2 commissions Barbara Nice sitcom | Four new episodes follow hit pilot

Radio 2 commissions Barbara Nice sitcom

Four new episodes follow hit pilot

03/05/2016 … Comedy creation Barbara Nice is to star in her own Radio 2 sitcom.

'Unknown' comic outsells Jerry Seinfeld | James Mullinger fills an arena

'Unknown' comic outsells Jerry Seinfeld

James Mullinger fills an arena

03/05/2016 … An unknown British comedian, who admits the London comedy circuit 'ate me alive', has filled an arena gig in Canada.

David Cross announces UK dates | A tight 5: May 3

David Cross announces UK dates

A tight 5: May 3

03/05/2016 … DAVID CROSS has announced a short run of British and Irish dates.

Blues Brothers to return... as cartoons? | Animated TV series in the works

Blues Brothers to return... as cartoons?

Animated TV series in the works

03/05/2016 … The Blues Brothers are set to be reborn – as animated characters.

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