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Newman returns to TV after 14 years

Robert Newman is to return to TV for the first time in 14 years.

The comic will film six half-hour shows for BBC Four this summer, based on his recent live No Planet B live shows.

It will be his first series since Newman And Baddiel In Pieces aired on BBC Two in late 1993.

The History In Reverse programmes, which turn ideas of progress on their head, will be broadcast in the autumn.

Writing on his website, Newman said of his long-term absence from TV: ‘I was worried about over-exposure because it can lead to a backlash.’

Click here for Chortle’s review of the live show.

Published: 3 Mar 2007

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