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Sat 26 October 2002
Cornwall blasts Dawn French sitcom
26/10/2002 … The BBC's new sitcom Wild West has infuriated residents of Cornwall, who are angry that it portrays them as idiotic in-breds.
Fri 25 October 2002
Kay announces an extra week
25/10/2002 … Peter Kay has added another week of dates to his phenomenally successful Mum Wants A Bungalow tour.
Good week at The Office
DVD breaks sales records
25/10/2002 … The Office has become the fastest selling BBC DVD, shifting more than 80,000 copies in a week.
'I wanted to kill myself'
Bremner talks of his depression
25/10/2002 … Rory Bremner says he has suffered terrible depressions, and at times wanted to kill himself.
Big screen Johnny
Work starts on Vegas's third movie
25/10/2002 … Filming has started on Johnny Vegas's latest film.
The magic has gone
Wood splits from conjuror husband
25/10/2002 … Victoria Wood has separated from magician Geoffrey Durham after 22 years of marriage.
Thu 24 October 2002
Eddie's Circle comes around
Izzard releases first video in 4 years
24/10/2002 … Eddie Izzard is to release his first live video in four years.
'I am not worthy'
Spain salutes modest Woody
24/10/2002 … Woody Allen has been awarded one of Spain's highest cultural honours - but said he wasn't worthy.