Alan Carr's panel show gets another sequel... | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Alan Carr's panel show gets another sequel...

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The best of the week’s comedy on TV and radio.

Monday October 19

STAND UP FOR LIVE COMEDY: Fern Brady hosts the latest episode, with  Kimi Loughton, Andy Field and Toussaint Douglass. BBC One, 10.45pm

LENNY HENRY’S RACE THROUGH COMEDY: The three-part series looking back at 50 years of sitcom, stand-up and sketch comedy through a black and Asian lens gets its free-to-air debut on Dave tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday. The series originally aired on sister channel Gold in October, and here is our review from the time. Dave, 10pm

THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE: The latest outing for Steve Coogan’s alter-ego - in which he co-presents a One-Show-style early evening magazine show, despite some tension with his co-host, gets a repeat airing. It’s being stripped across the whole week at the same time each night. Gold, 10pm

Tuesday October 20

SORRY I DIDN’T KNOW: Kerry Godliman, Kojo Anim, Jimmy James Jones and Humza Arshad join team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love in this week’s edition of the  Jimmy Akingbola-fronted panel show celebrating Black History Month. ITV, 10.45pm

Wednesday October 21

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MOVIES: Alan Carr returns as host of the third series of the cinema-based quiz, with Jennifer Saunders and Michael Sheen back as team captains. Sky One, 9pm

URBAN MYTHS: HENDRIX AND HANDEL:  Zach Wyatt and David Haig star as Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel in this week’s installment of the comedy short film series. In January 1969, Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham (Harriet Cains) moved into their first real home in Brook Street in London – the same building that Handel called home 246 years earlier, and whose spirit might still be around... Sky Arts, 10pm

THE NOUGHTIES: Comedians Ellie Taylor and Geoff Norcott are the first guests in this new nostalgia-fest, fronted by Angela Scanlon. BBC Two, 10pm

Thursday October 22

COMIC LEGENDS: Norman Wisdom - the man Charlie Chaplin called his ‘favourite clown’ - is Barry Cryer’s subject in this week’s edition. Sky Arts, 9pm

Published: 18 Oct 2020

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