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Thu 26 May 2016
Barry Crimmins comes to UK
US comic who fought child porn
26/05/2016 … Barry Crimmins, the American stand-up who has actively helped clear child pornography from the internet, is to perform in the UK for the first time in 30 years.
Eddie Izzard: My homophobic abuse at FA Cup Final
Crystal Palace fan called him 'a disgrace'
26/05/2016 … Eddie Izzard says he was subjected to homophobic abuse at the FA Cup final at the weekend.
Hitchhikers' Guide returns to Radio 4
With unpublished Douglas Adams material
26/05/2016 … The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is returning to Radio 4 with its first series in more than a decade – and featuring John Lloyd as the Voice of The Book.
Wed 25 May 2016
Channel 4 gets Damned
Social work sitcom with Jo Brand, Alan Davies and Kevin Eldon
25/05/2016 … Jo Brand's social work sitcom, Damned, has been picked up by Channel 4.
Rhod Gilbert's crowdfunding experience
TV producers turn to Kickstarter to get DVD out
25/05/2016 … Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience could be coming out on DVD… if a crowdfunding drive pays off.
Greg Burns to leave Capital Radio
Comic heads to Sydney
25/05/2016 … Comedian Greg Burns is leaving his Capital Radio show and moving to Australia.
Griff Rhys Jones returns to the West End
In Moliere's The Miser
25/05/2016 … Griff Rhys Jones is to return to the stage for the first time in more than six years.
Jack Dee to star in Power Monkeys
Cast announced for C4's ultra-topical comedy
25/05/2016 … Jack Dee, Ben Willbond and Claire Skinner are to star in Channel 4's new ultra-topical comedy show Power Monkeys.