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Comedians will lecture you...

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

Our pick of the week’s comedy on TV and radio.

Monday September 16

THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE: Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince return for a new series of the pop-science show - starting with an episode about dinosaurs. Radio 4, 4.30pm.

SIMON EVANS IS RIGHT: The News Quiz regular has recently found himself labelled a right-wing comedian… so in this one-off he sets out to find out whether or not that’s true. Radio 4, 8pm

Tuesday September 17

DEFENDING THE GUILTY:  After last year’s pilot, the legal comedy returns for a full six-part series.  Will Sharpe from Channel 4’s Flowers, plays Will Packham - an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise mentor Caroline, played by Katherine Parkinson. In the opening episode, they are defending an old lag of murder, with overwhelming evidence against him. BBC Two, 10pm   

Wednesday September 18

COMEDIANS GIVING LECTURES:  Like TED Talks but with more LOLs, comics are given the titles of real lectures and invited to give their own interpretation, with their efforts judged by an expert in the field. It’s hosted by Sara Pascoe - who speaks a little about the show here.  In episode one, Nish Kumar, talks about 10 Ways the World Could End; Natasia Demetriou fills us in on the Anatomy Of The Vagina, and Tom Allen explains Why We Make Bad Decisions. Dave, 10pm.

Saturday September 21

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW: Rose Matafeo is one of the guests on the sofa this week. ITV, 10.30pm

Published: 15 Sep 2019

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Today's comedy-on demand picks


Emma Sidi has taken great care to replicate the authentic feel of 1980s Spanish-language telenovelas in this spot-on parody, set in contemporary small-town England and which she describes as 'a bit Acorn Antiques, bit Garth Marenghi'.

At her mother's untimely funeral, Becky Hello (a typical British millennial as imagined by Mexican writers who have never been to the UK) discovers she has inherited a fortune. But it isn't long before nefarious family members begin to circle, and Becky must keep her wits about her if she is to avoid the same fate as her mother.

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