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Fri 24 April 2015

BBC puts down Puppy Love | No second series for Scanlan and Pepperdine comedy

BBC puts down Puppy Love

No second series for Scanlan and Pepperdine comedy

24/04/2015 … The BBC has cancelled Puppy Love, the canine-based comedy from Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, after just one season.

Andrew Maxwell drones on... | Comic fronts Robot Wars-style show, with drones

Andrew Maxwell drones on...

Comic fronts Robot Wars-style show, with drones

24/04/2015 … Stand-up Andrew Maxwell could soon be filling Jeremy Clarkson's shoes.

Russell Brand 'writes through the turnip rushes' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Russell Brand 'writes through the turnip rushes'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

24/04/2015 … • Bill Bailey had to call out mountain rescuers this week when his dog, Tiger, went missing in the Lake District.

Thu 23 April 2015

Comedy returns to Channel 5 | Starting with Gimp Fight's Impractical Jokers

Comedy returns to Channel 5

Starting with Gimp Fight's Impractical Jokers

23/04/2015 … Original comedy is returning to Channel 5 for the first time in about eight years.

Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show | BBC confirms eight-part series

Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show

BBC confirms eight-part series

23/04/2015 … The BBC has officially confirmed The John Bishop Show, as revealed by Chortle on Tuesday.

Margaret Thatcher, game show host | On Yer Bike to premiere at Latitude

Margaret Thatcher, game show host

On Yer Bike to premiere at Latitude

23/04/2015 … Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho, is to front her own game show.

Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show | A tight 5: April 23

Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show

A tight 5: April 23

23/04/2015 … SACHA BARON COHEN is to produce a new comedy series for Netflix.

Wed 22 April 2015

BBC pilots Funz & Gamez and Barbara Nice | Comedies to be unveiled at Salford showcase

BBC pilots Funz & Gamez and Barbara Nice

Comedies to be unveiled at Salford showcase

22/04/2015 … Cult Edinburgh hit Funz and Gamez and a new comedy from circuit stalwart Mrs Barbara Nice are among the ideas to be trialled in this year's BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase.