Comedy secrets revealed

TV execs to lift the lid...

Television executives are to reveal the secrets of how new comedies are commissioned.

The BBC's new head of comedy, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, and Channel 4's new head of entertainment, Danielle Lux, will both be making their first public appearance in their new roles at the Anything For A Laugh event next month.

The talk has been organised by Bafta and the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain.

Also appearing will be Fred Barron, creator of BBC1 sitcom My Family; Henry Normal, co-writer of The Royal Family and much of Steve Coogan's material; Rhys Thomas, writer of BBC Choice's Fun At The Funeral Parlour and Sanjeev Bhaskar from Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at Number 42.

The event, held in Bafta's Piccadilly headquarters on May 22, will be chaired by Jo Brand (pictured).

It is free to Writers' Guild members, £10 for others. Send your name, phone number and cheque (if appropriate) to The Writers' Guild, 430 Edgware Road, London W2 1EH or email: for more info.

Published: 28 Apr 2002

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