Here comes the judge... | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Here comes the judge...

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

The week's comedy on TV and radio.

Monday August 6


JUST A MINUTE: The panel game returns for an incredible 82nd series with Nicholas Parsons chairing Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Tony Hawks and Zoe Lyons. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Wednesday August 8

HANG UPS Stephen Mangan stars in this fast-paced and promising new comedy as therapist Richard Pitt treating patients via Skype, doling out advice about getting their own lives in order as his own falls apart with the stresses of teenage kids and a debt he owes to an intimidating loan shark played by Steve Oram. Katherine Parkinson plays Richard's wife and the series features  David Tennant, Charles Dance, Richard E. Grant, Jessica Hynes and Jo Joyner among a plethora of guest stars. Mangan talks about the series here. Channel 4, 10pm

JUDGE ROMESH: Stand aside Judge Rinder. In this new series Romesh Ranganathan presides over court cases brought to him by real people. Backup is provided by bailiff, Tom Davis and clerk, Kerry Howard. The ten-part series kicks off with a double bull featuring a husband whose horrendous bargain hunting addiction is becoming detrimental to his wife and kids; a children's entertainer who is dragged kicking from the court, and an up-and coming singer locked in monetary dispute with his backing dancer. Dave, 10pm

COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE: Lee Nelson introduces Sophie Willan, Stephen Bailey and  Sofie Hagen in the stand-up showcase. Comedy Central, 10pm

DOUBLE ACTS: In the third episode of this Radio 2 documentary series, theatre impresario Bill Kenwright discusses Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  Radio 2, 9pm

Friday August 10

FUNNY FROM THE FRINGE:  Jayde Adams gives Radio 4 Extra listeners the low-down on this year's Edinburgh festival. 10.30pm

Published: 5 Aug 2018

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