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Tue 23 August 2016
Yes Minister creator dies at 86
Sir Antony Jay had a 'long illness'
23/08/2016 … Yes Minister co-creator Sir Antony Jay has died at the age of 86.
And the joke of the 2016 Fringe is...
Masai Graham takes the title
23/08/2016 … Comedian Masai Graham has won this year’s Joke of the Fringe award with: ‘My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card.
David Walliams revives Blankety Blank
Game show back on ITV
23/08/2016 … David Walliams is to host a revival of Blankety Blank.
Eric Idle and Brian Cox to explain the universe
With Noel Fielding and Robin Ince
23/08/2016 … Eric Idle is bringing back Rutland Weekend Television for a Christmas one-off covering the entire history of the universe in an hour, with the help of Professor Brian Cox.
Vic Reeves goes gaga for Dada
Comic makes art documentary for BBC Four
23/08/2016 … Vic Reeves is to explore the absurd world of Dada art in a new BBC Four documentary.
Up Pompeii remake is buried
...as BBC couldn't get Miranda to take Frankie Howerd role
23/08/2016 … The BBC has dropped a planned remake of Up Pompeii after failing to secure Miranda Hart to take the lead role, it has been reported.
Mon 22 August 2016
Mrs Brown's Boys voted sitcom of the century
The people have spoken
22/08/2016 … Mrs Brown’s Boys is the greatest British sitcom of the 21st Century, according to viewers.
Fawlty Towers Live deemed a hit
Critics warm to John Cleese's production
22/08/2016 … John Cleese’s revival of Fawlty Towers for the stage has largely been deemed a hit by critics.