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Tue 20 November 2001
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
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?
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
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
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
16/11/2001 … Jo Enright and Irene Pink have both won accolades in competitions designed to showcase female comedy talent.
British Comedy Awards 2001
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
15/11/2001 … Rare recordings of Kenny Everett's humour are among the gems uncovered by the BBC's Treasure Hunt, it has emerged.