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The BBC has been accused of exploitation and
hypocrisy, over its 'additional material' writers on Radio 4’s flagship
topical show The News Quiz >>
Sarah Millican’s first TV programme has proved a ratings hit. >>
Edinburgh Fringe operation Assembly is buying up two buildings in the
city, to give it a permanent base for arts programming. >>
Tim Brooke-Taylor is to front a new spoof news bulletin about animals >>
Sky Atlantic has snapped up the rights to Russell Brand's new
American late-night show >>
A new stage version of Steptoe And Son is set to tour the UK. >>
Comedian Adam Hills is to host Australia’s first ever mass
same-sex ‘wedding’ on TV. >>
Sweden is to make its own version of QI. >>
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The ferociously honest and outrageously uninhibited
Doug Stanhope returns to the UK and releases his second new live comedy
DVD/CD Before Turning The Gun On Himself .
Recorded in Salt Lake City, this is the follow up to the widely
lauded Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere and coincides with
Doug's mammoth 40 date UK tour.
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“Doug Stanhope might be the most important stand up working today” –
The Gregg Jevin memorial concert >>
Dave Cohen: Songs in A Flat >>
And Boothby Graffoe's new CD Bang! Is This Your Vehicle Sir >>