C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series | A tight 5: July 28

C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series

A tight 5: July 28

CHANNEL 4 has commissioned a full series of its TV nostalgia show It Was Alright in the 1970s, narrated by Matt Lucas. The new shows will take a decade-by-decade look at broadcasting from the 1960s to the 1990s, following the two-part taster which aired last year, the Radio Times reports.

VETERAN Australian stand-up Judith Lucy has been named best comedy performer at the Helpmann Awards, the leading accolades for all genres of live performance down under. Sam Simmons, Ronny Chieng, Nazeem Hussain and Matt Okine had also been nominated.

SWEDISH TV station TV6 has been rapped by watchdogs at Ofcom for airing an episode of Family Guy in which Stewie and Brian violently beat a man and wife to death with a baseball bat. The channel was censured for showing the graphic violence at 7.30pm, even though it was a cartoon. Although TV6 is not available in the UK, the British watchdog adjudicated because the broadcaster's parent company's central compliance department is in London.

AMERICAN sketch comedy show Key & Peele will come to an end after this series, Comedy Central has announced. Its stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele say it was their decision to stop after five seasons.

THE GREAT Yorkshire Fringe currently taking place in York sold more than 20,000 tickets over the opening weekend,organiser Martin Witts says.

Published: 28 Jul 2015

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