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Maxxx wasn't axxxed

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

Sunday October 25

THE BIG SCOTTISH BOOK CLUB: One of the guests on this returning literary show is comedian Janey Godley, who will be discussing her book Handstands In The Dark about her tough childhood in Glasgow’s East End. BBC Scotland, 10pm

BARRY HUMPHRIES: GLADDIES ALL OVER: A rerun of this three-hour celebration of the man behind Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, fronted by author Kathy Lette, which originally aired in 2015. Radio 4 Extra, 1pm

TOP FIVE: 2014 romcom written and directed by Chris Rock, who also stars as a stand-up who stars in a blockbuster action franchise as a crime-fighting police bear. But now he wants to be taken seriously… Channel 4, midnight

GROUNDHOG DAY: An airing of the 1993 Bill Murray comedy in which he plays a TV weatherman who finds himself endlessly reliving the same day over and over again. Deve, 6pm

GROUNDHOG DAY: An airing of the 1993 Bill Murray comedy in which he plays a TV weatherman who finds himself endlessly reliving the same day over and over again. Dave Ja Vu., 7pm

Monday October 26

STAND UP FOR LIVE COMEDY: Kiri Pritchard-McLean introduces Vlad Ilich, Priya Hall and Jonny Pelham. And it’s followed by a rerun of sketch show Famalam. BBC One, 10.45pm

Tuesday October 27

SORRY I DIDN’T KNOW: In the last episode of the Black History Month panel show, Shaun Wallace, Paul Chowdhry, Toby Williams and Sophie Duker join team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love and host Jimmy Akingbola/

Wednesday October 28

URBAN MYTHS: ORSON WELLES IN NORWICH: Robbie Coltrane stars as the enigmatic actor and director who mysteriously goes missing in Norwich in 1972 whilst working on F for Fake, a faux documentary about an art forger. Sky Arts, 10pm

Thursday October 29

MAXXX: Channel 4 has another run at this series about a former boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock, played by O-T Fagbenle. This episode aired in April on E4 before the rest of the series was suddenly pulled from the schedules (and not, as is usual in these cases, because it was crap - our review is here). It also stars Jourdan Dunn as Maxx’s supermodel ex-girlfriend and Helen Monks as his cousin/superfan/stalker. Channel 4, 10pm

RICH HALL’S US ELECTION BREAKDOWN 2020: Stand-up, sketch and interview combine in this alleged broadcast from the fictional IBBC network in Washington about next week’s big vote. Nick Doody, Lewis McLeod, Freya Parker and Kemah Bob co-star. Radio 4 6.30pm

HE LIKELY DADS: Comedians Russell Kane and Mick Ferry join host Tim Vincent hosts for this new comedy discussion series about parenting. Radio 4, 11pm

COMEDY LEGENDS: KENNETH WILLIAMS: Barry Cryer pays tribute to the star of Carry On, Just A Minute, Hancock’s Half Hour and Round The Horne, as well as telling his sadder real-life story. Sky Arts, 9pm

Friday October 30

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Steph McGovern hosts the topical comedy quiz with panellists Miles Jupp and Baroness Warsi

Published: 25 Oct 2020

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