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Tue 30 September 2014

Harry Hill to play Professor Branestawm | Family film for BBC One

Harry Hill to play Professor Branestawm

Family film for BBC One

30/09/2014 … Harry Hill is to make his acting debut for BBC One in Professor Branestaw, a family film adapted from the classic series of children's books.

Hugh Dennis joins Not Going Out | A tight 5: September 30
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© Â Steve Ullathorne

Hugh Dennis joins Not Going Out

A tight 5: September 30

30/09/2014 … HUGH DENNIS is joining the cast of Not Going Out.

Drunk History comes to the UK | Jimmy Carr to narrate British remake

Drunk History comes to the UK

Jimmy Carr to narrate British remake

30/09/2014 … American TV series Drunk History – in which inebriated comics recount stories from the past – is to be remade for the UK, with Jimmy Carr as the narrator.

Mon 29 September 2014

Revealed: Who The Simpsons killed off | A tight 5: September 29

Revealed: Who The Simpsons killed off

A tight 5: September 29

29/09/2014 … THE character killed off by The Simpsons has been revealed –largely to the disappointment of fans.

Still alive: The rumours that Andy Kaufman faked his death | Pal Bob Zmuda revives hoax story

Still alive: The rumours that Andy Kaufman faked his death

Pal Bob Zmuda revives hoax story

29/09/2014 … The story that Andy Kaufman faked his own death 30 years ago has been revived by his pal.

Sun 28 September 2014

Mummy's Boys get to work | And stand-up Ellie Taylor joins Comedy Central cast

Mummy's Boys get to work

And stand-up Ellie Taylor joins Comedy Central cast

28/09/2014 … Production is about to start on Comedy Central’s new sitcom Mummy’s Boys, following a successful pilot.

Goodbye, Robin... | Friends and family celebrate Williams's life
© HBO
© HBO

Goodbye, Robin...

Friends and family celebrate Williams's life

28/09/2014 … Hundreds of friends and relations of Robin Williams played their respects to the late comedian at a private memorial in San Francisco yesterday.

Right time, wrong place | Seann Walsh cancels gig after going to the wrong town...

Right time, wrong place

Seann Walsh cancels gig after going to the wrong town...

28/09/2014 … Seann Walsh had to cancel his gig in Hertford last night – after going to Hereford instead.