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Fri 26 August 2016

Bill Bailey pens bird book | Title out in October

Bill Bailey pens bird book

Title out in October

26/08/2016 … Bill Bailey has written a 'humorous and personal' guide to British birds.

Radio 4 unveils raft of new comedies | With Herring, Pascoe, Berry & more...

Radio 4 unveils raft of new comedies

With Herring, Pascoe, Berry & more...

26/08/2016 … Radio 4 has announces a raft of new comedy shows featuring names such as Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe and Rhys James.

V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive | ...but not a single fez

V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive

...but not a single fez

26/08/2016 … The Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired a vast archive of Tommy Cooper memorabilia – but not a single fez.

Inbetweeners team reunite | For BBC comedy about 1980s double-glazing salesmen

Inbetweeners team reunite

For BBC comedy about 1980s double-glazing salesmen

26/08/2016 … Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley are to reunite with the co-creator of the youth TV hit for a new BBC Two comedy.

'Reality TV is a Geordie f***ing an octopus' | Frankie Boyle at the Edinburgh TV Festival

'Reality TV is a Geordie f***ing an octopus'

Frankie Boyle at the Edinburgh TV Festival

26/08/2016 … TV comedy is too bland – and needs quotas to ensure more diversity, Frankie Boyle has said.

Will Franken loses it with a heckler | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Will Franken loses it with a heckler

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

26/08/2016 … • Comedian Will Mars wasn’t happy with his two-star Chortle review this Fringe, he decided he’d just award himself five stars, attribute them to made-up website Chortle.

Thu 25 August 2016

ITV orders Harry Hill panel show | Alien Fun Capsule to air next year

ITV orders Harry Hill panel show

Alien Fun Capsule to air next year

25/08/2016 … ITV has commissioned a new panel show from Harry Hill, to air in 2017.

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy | Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop
© BBC/Scott Kershaw
© BBC/Scott Kershaw

BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy

Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop

25/08/2016 … The BBC is to make a spoof about Nigel Farage’s life after quitting politics.

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