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Wed 28 September 2016

Revealed: Sky's Halloween shorts | With Matthew Holness, Ross Noble and more

Revealed: Sky's Halloween shorts

With Matthew Holness, Ross Noble and more

28/09/2016 … Garth Merenghi creator Matthew Holness is returning to TV with a new horror-comedy short.

BBC axes Boy Meets Girl | Audiences slumped for groundbreaking trans comedy
© BBC/Tiger Aspect/Matt Squire
© BBC/Tiger Aspect/Matt Squire

BBC axes Boy Meets Girl

Audiences slumped for groundbreaking trans comedy

28/09/2016 … Boy Meets Girl, the first British comedy to feature a transgender star, has been axed.

Jo Brand pens a feature film | Shooting due to start soon

Jo Brand pens a feature film

Shooting due to start soon

28/09/2016 … Jo Brand has written her first film - about a Morrissey-loving schizophrenic.

I'm so glad I didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer | Ricky Tomlinson and star's brother pay tribute
© Jelly Legs 2008
© Jelly Legs 2008

I'm so glad I didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer

Ricky Tomlinson and star's brother pay tribute

28/09/2016 … Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson said he was glad he didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer, as it would have been 'too painful' to work with her.

Tribute unveiled to Freddie Frinton | Forgotten at home...but still famous in Europe

Tribute unveiled to Freddie Frinton

Forgotten at home...but still famous in Europe

28/09/2016 … A tribute has been unveiled in Cleethorpes to a variety hall comedian who remains a star across much of Europe nearly 50 years after his death.

Victoria Wood statue hits £20k target | A tight 5: September 28

Victoria Wood statue hits £20k target

A tight 5: September 28

28/09/2016 … THE campaign to erect a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury has reached its £20,000 target – but the comedian's brother Chris Foote Wood is now seeking a further £10,000 to transport the solid bronze statue and fix it in place.

Tue 27 September 2016

Now Show axes Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn | ...in the name of diversity

Now Show axes Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn

...in the name of diversity

27/09/2016 … Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn have been axed from Radio 4’s Now Show – in the name of diversity.

Cops pull over zombies | ...but the undead were just sitcom extras

Cops pull over zombies

...but the undead were just sitcom extras

27/09/2016 … Police responding to reports of a woman being assaulted in her car on the M62 were surprised at what they found when they pulled over the vehicle – zombies.

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