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Matt Berry takes the road to Brexit

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

The comedy week ahead on TV and radio

Sunday March 24

8 OUT OF 10 CATS: Jimmy Carr hosts a new run of the topical comedy panel show, with Katherine Ryan taking over as guest team captain from the departing Aisling Bea, opposite Rob Beckett. Guests are Tom Allen, Maya Jama, Richard Osman and Catherine Bohart. E4. 9pm

Monday March 25

THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE: Alan takes on the sensitive topic of #MeToo - what could possibly go wrong? This episode also features a live performance by Alan’s very own mixed vocal harmony group, The Quavers. And stick with BBC One for Fleabag at 10.35pm and Tim Renkow’s Jerk at 11pm.

Tuesday March 26

ROAD TO BREXIT: Matt Berry offers his peculiar take on Brexit, in this one-off comedy special, created with his Toast Of London collaborator Arthur Mathews. Berry plays rogue historian Michael Squeamish, who’s on a mission to discover the origins of Brexit and offer some interesting opinions on Britain’s current plight along the way, using a mix of archive footage and filmed interviews, The show also features Felicity Montagu, Alex Macqueen, Phil Wang, Natasia Demetriou and Simon Greenall. BBC Two, 10pm

Wednesday March 27

HYPOTHETICAL: In the last episode of Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster’s panel show, Sarah Pascoe, Guz Khan, David O’Doherty and Cariad Lloyd are given absurd scenarios to tackle. Dave, 10pm

Thursday March 28

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: The US cop comedy returns for its sixth series - the first made for the NBC network after rivals Fox dropped the show. E4. 9pm

DEAD PIXELS: This new comedy series about the world of online gaming mixes live action and animation. Alexa Davies, Will Merrick and Sargon Yelda play a role-playing fantasy game, with the virtual world a lot more exciting than the real world. Charlotte Ritchie, co-stars in the series, which has Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong as executive producers .E4. 9.30pm.

Friday March 29

THE LAST LEG: Aisling Bea guests. Channel 4, 10pm.

Published: 24 Mar 2019

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