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Noel Fielding talks about his psychaedelic new E4 show
Paddy McGuinness is to host a new ITV panel show,
cementing his role as the channel’s Mr Saturday Night.
Friends of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy creator Douglas Adams are
to throw him a ‘virtual’ 60th birthday party in the Hammersmith Apollo.
Ricky Gervais has been told he must submit his Golden Globes script to
awards organisers before hosting the event on Sunday. >>
Radio 2 has launched this year’s Comedy Showcase pilots – comprising
just Dave Gorman’s Pub Olympics and a panel show about soap operas. >>
Sky1 has commissioned a new family sitcom starring Sally Phillips and
Tom Conti. >>
Campaigners are lobbying the government to change the copyright law so
it cannot be used to stifle parodies. >>
And David Jason’s sitcom The Royal Bodyguard has taken another slump in
the ratings, down to 2.9million viewers. >>
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