Carrie Fisher joins C4's Catastrophe | A tight 5: December 20

Carrie Fisher joins C4's Catastrophe

A tight 5: December 20

CARRIE FISHER is to co-star in Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s new Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. The former Star Wars actress will play the eccentric Bostonian mother mother of Delaney’s character. The six half-hour episodes, about an Irish woman and an American man who struggle to fall in love in London, also feature Ashley Jensen from Extras as Horgan’s ‘largely awful’ friend.

THE finale of The Office, in which Dawn and Tim finally get together, has been named the best Christmas special ever by Radio Times critics. Comedy dominated the list with The Good Life’s 1977 Christmas Special second and Morecambe & Wise’s 1976 Christmas Special featuring the Singin’ In The Rain spoof third.

HOLLY WALSH is to host a new Radio 4 panel show about etiquette. Best Behaviour will be recorded in the new year. Tickets.

INDIAN comedian Anil Kapoor is set to produce a local version of Modern Family for the subcontinent. ‘I’m close to finalising the deal,’ he told the Mumbai Mirror. ‘I’d like it to go on air as soon as possible.’

JILTED JOHN, the 1970s alter-ego of John Shuttleworth creator Graham Fellows, has won 6 Music’s One Hit Wonder World Cup, contested between 16 records on the Steve Lamacq show.

Published: 20 Dec 2014

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