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Fri 29 April 2016

Mitchell & Webb's new comedy set in a pub | Peep Show pair to play brothers
© C4
© C4

Mitchell & Webb's new comedy set in a pub

Peep Show pair to play brothers

29/04/2016 … David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s new comedy Back will be set around a pub, it has been revealed.

Alzheimer's 'is no subject for comedy' | Ronald Reagan's family slam Will Ferrell film
© Eva Rinaldi
© Eva Rinaldi

Alzheimer's 'is no subject for comedy'

Ronald Reagan's family slam Will Ferrell film

29/04/2016 … Ronald Reagan's children have blasted Will Ferrell over his plans to make a comedy about their father succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.

QI's No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV | New topical show, post-Newsnight

QI's No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV

New topical show, post-Newsnight

29/04/2016 … The QI researchers behind the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast are to launch their own topical BBC TV show.

Frank Skinner: Drink made me hallucinate spiders | Comic discusses addiction with Frankie Boyle
© BBC/Hat Trick/Ellis O’Brien
© BBC/Hat Trick/Ellis O’Brien

Frank Skinner: Drink made me hallucinate spiders

Comic discusses addiction with Frankie Boyle

29/04/2016 … Frank Skinner has spoken about his years as an alcoholic – confessing that he used to hallucinate spiders and suffer temporary blindness from drinking too much.

Channel 5 returns to panel shows | Eamonn Holmes to front It’s Not Me, It’s You

Channel 5 returns to panel shows

Eamonn Holmes to front It’s Not Me, It’s You

29/04/2016 … Channel 5 is to make its first comedy panel show in seven years.

Will Ferrell quits Reagan film | Actor bows to pressure over Alzheimer's jokes
© Eva Rinaldi
© Eva Rinaldi

Will Ferrell quits Reagan film

Actor bows to pressure over Alzheimer's jokes

29/04/2016 … Will Ferrell has bowed to pressure and pulled out of the comedy about Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease.

Thu 28 April 2016

Romesh Ranganathan to write his memoirs | Book deal with Transworld
© Andy Hollingworth
© Andy Hollingworth

Romesh Ranganathan to write his memoirs

Book deal with Transworld

28/04/2016 … Romesh Ranganathan is to write his memoirs.

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