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Wed 28 September 2016

BBC axes Boy Meets Girl | Audiences slumped for groundbreaking trans comedy
© BBC/Tiger Aspect/Matt Squire
© BBC/Tiger Aspect/Matt Squire

BBC axes Boy Meets Girl

Audiences slumped for groundbreaking trans comedy

28/09/2016 … Boy Meets Girl, the first British comedy to feature a transgender star, has been axed.

Jo Brand pens a feature film | Shooting due to start soon

Jo Brand pens a feature film

Shooting due to start soon

28/09/2016 … Jo Brand has written her first film - about a Morrissey-loving schizophrenic.

I'm so glad I didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer | Ricky Tomlinson and star's brother pay tribute
© Jelly Legs 2008
© Jelly Legs 2008

I'm so glad I didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer

Ricky Tomlinson and star's brother pay tribute

28/09/2016 … Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson said he was glad he didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer, as it would have been 'too painful' to work with her.

Tue 27 September 2016

Now Show axes Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn | ...in the name of diversity

Now Show axes Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn

...in the name of diversity

27/09/2016 … Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn have been axed from Radio 4’s Now Show – in the name of diversity.

Cops pull over zombies | ...but the undead were just sitcom extras

Cops pull over zombies

...but the undead were just sitcom extras

27/09/2016 … Police responding to reports of a woman being assaulted in her car on the M62 were surprised at what they found when they pulled over the vehicle – zombies.

Katherine Ryan asks: How Did You Get So Rich? | New series for Channel 4

Katherine Ryan asks: How Did You Get So Rich?

New series for Channel 4

27/09/2016 … Katherine Ryan is to host a new Channel 4 series about the super-wealthy.

Seinfeld becomes a slot machine | Because they haven't made enough money...

Seinfeld becomes a slot machine

Because they haven't made enough money...

27/09/2016 … Seinfeld is to become a slot machine.

Out now: Daniel Kitson's 2013 show | A tight 5: September 27

Out now: Daniel Kitson's 2013 show

A tight 5: September 27

27/09/2016 … DANIEL KITSON has just released his 2013 show After The Beginning, Before The End as a digital download.

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