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Tue 23 September 2014

Comic Gareth Berliner joins Corrie | Acting debut as a 'loveable rogue'

Comic Gareth Berliner joins Corrie

Acting debut as a 'loveable rogue'

23/09/2014 … Comedian Gareth Berliner has landed a role in Coronation Street – his first ever TV acting job.

Nick Frost: I want to do a wrestling movie | And the script's already written

Nick Frost: I want to do a wrestling movie

And the script's already written

23/09/2014 … Nick Frost is planning to star in his own wrestling movie'I've written a wrestling film, so I think we're going to try and get that off the ground over here' he told American comic Marc Maron on his WTF podcast.

DLT guilty of groping Mrs Merton researcher | Jury reach majority verdict

DLT guilty of groping Mrs Merton researcher

Jury reach majority verdict

23/09/2014 … Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a researcher on the Mrs Merton Show.

Jason Manford to star in BBC One drama | ...and he's piloting a gameshow

Jason Manford to star in BBC One drama

...and he's piloting a gameshow

23/09/2014 … Jason Manford is to make another acting appearance – in a new BBC One drama also starring Mackenzie Crook.

BBC Two honours Julie Walters | A tight 5: September 23

BBC Two honours Julie Walters

A tight 5: September 23

23/09/2014 … BBC TWO is to make an hour-long documentary about Julie Walters to tie in with her becoming a Bafta Fellow.

Mon 22 September 2014

Radio series for John Kearns | 'Inspired by Tony Hancock'
© Geraint Lewis
© Geraint Lewis

Radio series for John Kearns

'Inspired by Tony Hancock'

22/09/2014 … Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns is making a four-part series for Radio 4.

Vic & Bob to record more House Of Fools | A tight 5: September 22

Vic & Bob to record more House Of Fools

A tight 5: September 22

22/09/2014 … RECORDING dates have been announced for the second series of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's sitcom House Of Fools.

Dawn French made university chancellor | Comedian vows to be hands-on

Dawn French made university chancellor

Comedian vows to be hands-on

22/09/2014 … Dawn French has been appointed chancellor of Falmouth University.