When politics is a joke | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

When politics is a joke

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The week's comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday January 28

UNSPUN WITH Matt Forde: The political comedy show returns for a new run of eight episodes - up from the five initially commissioned. It's also now available in two sizes: a half-hour version tonight, or the original hour-long format on Wednesday night, now rebranded XL. It's just a bit unfortunate that this opening episode is scheduled against Piers Morgan's interview with Donald Trump, which is likely to attract most politicos.Dave, 10pm

Monday January 29

TWO DOORS DOWN: The neighbours of Latimer Crescent return for a third series, with an episode based around a Burns' Night supper, just few days late. Kieran Hodgson is now a regular part of the ensemble cast, having joined Arabella Weir, Elaine C Smith, Doon Mackichan, Jnathan Watson and he rest for the Christmas special. BBC Two, 10pm

Tuesday January 30

INSIDE No 9: In this week's story, entitled And The Winner Is… We join the jury of a television awards company as they decide on who is going to win the Best Actress award. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are joined by a guest cast including Noel Clarke and Zoë Wanamaker. BBC Two, 10pm

Wednesday January 31

THE GUNS OF Adam Riches: A rerun for the first radio show from the 2011 Edinburgh Award-winner, first released on Radio 4 in 2013. In episode one, an evil mastermind intends to kill the audience, unless a brave challenger from the front row can defeat him. And at least you won't get picked on listening safely at home... Radio 4 Extra, 11pm

Thursday February 1

THE YOUNG OFFENDERS: BBC Three launches a a six-part comedy series based on hit Irish film The Young Offenders, about the antics of Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock. Alex Murphy and Chris Walley will reprise their loveable-rogue roles, hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives which tend to land them iin trouble at school. BBC Three, from 10am

Friday February 2

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN: Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe take on Joe Wilkinson and Sara Pascoe, while Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner. Channel 4, 9pm

MODERN FAMILY: It's the 200th episode of the hit US comedy, as Phil is rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. Sky One, 8.30pm

GROUNDHOG DAY: Sky Cinema marks the actual Groundhog Day by airing the 1993 Bill Murray comedy in an all-day marathon so you can watch it again and again... Sky Cinema marks the actual Groundhog Day by airing the 1993 Bill Murray comedy in an all-day marathon so you can watch it again and again... Sky Cinema marks the actual Groundhog Day by airing the 1993 Bill Murray comedy in an all-day marathon so you can watch it again and again...

Published: 28 Jan 2018

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