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Thu 23 March 2017

Hugh Dennis's new role – opposite Lord Leveson | From Mock The Week to legal drama
© Â Steve Ullathorne
© Â Steve Ullathorne

Hugh Dennis's new role – opposite Lord Leveson

From Mock The Week to legal drama

23/03/2017 … Hugh Dennis is to appear alongside Lord Leveson in a new play about a legal pioneer.

Radio 4 commissions Austentatious | Improv comedy to mark novelist's bicentenary

Radio 4 commissions Austentatious

Improv comedy to mark novelist's bicentenary

23/03/2017 … Hit improv troupe Austentatious, who create spontaneous stories in the style of Jane Austen, have landed their own Radio 4 show.

Brass Eye: The unseen footage | New documentary about the seminal comedy

Brass Eye: The unseen footage

New documentary about the seminal comedy

23/03/2017 … The original director of Brass Eye has made a documentary about the controversial and groundbreaking series.

Wed 22 March 2017

Fight breaks out at Russell Howard gig | 'Stay classy, Glasgow'

Fight breaks out at Russell Howard gig

'Stay classy, Glasgow'

22/03/2017 … Russell Howard had to stop his gig in Glasgow last night when a brawl broke out.

What a dick... | BBC probe after viewer complains about Michael McIntyre's 'willy' joke
© BBC/Hungry Bear/Gary Moyes
© BBC/Hungry Bear/Gary Moyes

What a dick...

BBC probe after viewer complains about Michael McIntyre's 'willy' joke

22/03/2017 … The BBC has rejected a complaint that Michael McIntyre making a joke about a ‘willy’ was offensive.

Movie musical for Chewing Gum star | Michaela Coel starts filming Been So Long
© C4
© C4

Movie musical for Chewing Gum star

Michaela Coel starts filming Been So Long

22/03/2017 … Chewing Gun star Michaela Coel has started shooting a new modern-day musical for Film Four.

Simon Day to tour | With the likes of Brian Pern and Tommy Cockles

Simon Day to tour

With the likes of Brian Pern and Tommy Cockles

22/03/2017 … Fast Show and Brian Pern star Simon Day has announced a short tour this autumn.

Fawlty Towers gets a vinyl release | A tight 5: March 22

Fawlty Towers gets a vinyl release

A tight 5: March 22

22/03/2017 … FAWLTY TOWERS is to be released on vinyl to mark Record Store Day.

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