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BBC plans new satire show

The BBC is to launch a satirical comedy show that aims to be the next That Was The Week That Was.

BBC Four is to fulfil its aim of a sharp topical comedy with The Late Edition, a lively half-hour programme in from of a live audience.

Marcus Brigstoke will host the show, with fellow stand-ups Andre Vincent, Dave Fulton and Lenny Beige creator Steve Furst providing support. It is being produced by Dead Ringers creator Bill Dare.

The BBC hope to capture the spirit of That Was The Week That Was, or TW3,  the groundbreaking Sixties ‘satire boom’ show featuring the likes of David Frost, Bernard Levin, Willie Rushton and Roy Kinnear.

A BBC spokesman said: “People have been looking for a new TW3 since the Sixties. Here it is.”

The Late Edition airs from March 3 and will be recorded the day before transmission. For free tickets to the recordings in TV Centre, West London, visit  the BBC website.

 

Published: 28 Jan 2005

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