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Tue 20 November 2001

Fry goes to Waugh | Stephen directs his first movie

Fry goes to Waugh

Stephen directs his first movie

20/11/2001 … Stephen Fry is to direct his first firm - an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Vile Bodies.

From Fast Show to quiz show | Charlie Higson's new project

From Fast Show to quiz show

Charlie Higson's new project

20/11/2001 … Fast Show star Charlie Higson is to host a new comedy quiz.

Mon 19 November 2001

Win Lee Evans videos | All of So What Now?

Win Lee Evans videos

All of So What Now?

19/11/2001 … The entire run of Lee Evans's sitcom So What Now? has been released on DVD and video.

New Hitch Hiker's Guide due | Novel found on Adams's PC

New Hitch Hiker's Guide due

Novel found on Adams's PC

19/11/2001 … The sixth instalment in Douglas Adams's Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy series is to be published next year His unfinished novel A Salmon of Doubt has been recovered from his computer, and will be out in May - the first anniversary of the writer's death, reported the Sunday Telegraph.

Fri 16 November 2001

Friends reunited? | Cast 'to stay together for series 9'

Friends reunited?

Cast 'to stay together for series 9'

16/11/2001 … Friends could run for another series after all, because its stars' movie careers have failed to take off.

Enright named top female comic | Irene Pink wins newcomers' title

Enright named top female comic

Irene Pink wins newcomers' title

16/11/2001 … Jo Enright and Irene Pink have both won accolades in competitions designed to showcase female comedy talent.

British Comedy Awards 2001 | Nominees announced

British Comedy Awards 2001

Nominees announced

16/11/2001 … The nominees in this year's British Comedy Awards - the 12th - have been announced.

Thu 15 November 2001

Rare Everett tapes found | Recordings from local radio days

Rare Everett tapes found

Recordings from local radio days

15/11/2001 … Rare recordings of Kenny Everett's humour are among the gems uncovered by the BBC's Treasure Hunt, it has emerged.

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