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Tue 23 August 2016

Yes Minister creator dies at 86 | Sir Antony Jay had a 'long illness'

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

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
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© ITV

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
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© Twitter/Eric Idle

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

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

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
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© Â BBC

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

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.

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