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Thu 12 January 2017

Lucy Beaumont to front Hull documentary | For new BBC arts season

Lucy Beaumont to front Hull documentary

For new BBC arts season

12/01/2017 … Lucy Beaumont is to present a BBC documentary about her home town of Hull.

Timothy Spall channels the comedy greats | In a bizarre new film

Timothy Spall channels the comedy greats

In a bizarre new film

12/01/2017 … Timothy Spall plays a raft of comic greats, including Max Wall, George Formby, Tony Hancock and Max Miller, in an ambitious new film.

John Cleese's 'new' farce | ...and there was a dead parrot involved
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© Rose d'Or

John Cleese's 'new' farce

...and there was a dead parrot involved

12/01/2017 … John Cleese has adapted a 19th century farce for the stage… and it involves a dead parrot.

James Corden joins Ocean's Eight | Supporting role in female-led heist reboot
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© CBS

James Corden joins Ocean's Eight

Supporting role in female-led heist reboot

12/01/2017 … James Corden is to appear in Ocean’s Eight.

Wed 11 January 2017

Vic Reeves joins Funny Cow movie | A tight 5: January 11

Vic Reeves joins Funny Cow movie

A tight 5: January 11

11/01/2017 … VIC REEVES and Diane Morgan have joined the cast of Funny Cow, the comedy-drama film about a woman who becomes a comedian on the Northern Working Men's Club circuit in the 1970s to escape an unhappy home life.

Tue 10 January 2017

One of Carrie Fisher's final roles to be aired | Playing a waitress in Sky Arts comedy

One of Carrie Fisher's final roles to be aired

Playing a waitress in Sky Arts comedy

10/01/2017 … Sky TV is to air one of Carrie Fisher's last roles.

Limmy writes more daft wee stories | Book tour to plug his second anthology

Limmy writes more daft wee stories

Book tour to plug his second anthology

10/01/2017 … Scottish comedian Limmy has written a second book of short stories.

Mon 09 January 2017

Alan Davies gets a fifth series of As Yet Untitled | Eight new episodes for Dave

Alan Davies gets a fifth series of As Yet Untitled

Eight new episodes for Dave

09/01/2017 … The Dave channel has commissioned a fifth series of Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

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