Fawlty Towers gets a vinyl release | A tight 5: March 22

Fawlty Towers gets a vinyl release

A tight 5: March 22

FAWLTY TOWERS is to be released on vinyl to mark Record Store Day. Two episodes – Communication Problems and The Hotel Inspectors – will feature on the limited-edition picture disc, put out by Demon Records to encourage people to visit record shops. It is one of more that 500 discs that will be available only through independent stores on April 22.

LONDON’S Bloomsbury Theatre is to reopen in autumn 2018, its owners at University College London have announced. The 547-seat venue hosted many comedy tour shows before it suddenly closed in 2015 when asbestos was found in the building. UCL says that when it reopens UCL says it will be used for more student productions and academic work, with commercial shows in curated seasons.

FEMALE comedy trio Muriel – Sally O'Leary, Meg Salter, and Janine Harouni, won the Sketch Off! competition run by London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Monday night. Second place went to Giants and third place went to duo Crizards. Here is a sketch from Muriel.

KEVIN HART’s book I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons has landed a UK publisher. The ‘ inspirational memoir’ will be published here and in the US on June 6. Order here.

THE Dave channel has announced a launch date for series four of Taskmaster. The show, with Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc and Joe Lycett taking on challenges set by Greg Davies and Alex Horne will launch on April 25.

Published: 22 Mar 2017

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NICK HELM: ALL KILLER SOME FILLER

This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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