Who was a teenage dirtbag? | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Who was a teenage dirtbag?

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

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday January 10

LAST WOMAN ON EARTH WITH Sara Pascoe: In the last episode of her travelogue, the comic heads to Finland to try her hand working as a forest cleaner, icebreaker and ice sculptor. BBC Two, 9pm.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR BEAN: A one-off documentary which celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rowan Atkinson’s character hitting our screens, featuring chats with those involved and some classic clips. ITV, 8pm

Monday January 11

MARK KERMODE’S SECRETS OF CINEMA: The critic turns his attention to British comedy films  in a new series which explores the conventions of movie-making. In this episode he argues that British audiences love to root for the underdog, delight in seeing class and manners satirised and subverted, and are fascinated by films that mix comedy and crime. BBC Four, 9pm

THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH: The David Mitchell-hosted panel game returns with guests Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp and Holly Walsh. Radio 4, 6.30pm.

Tuesday January 12

RHOD GILBERT’S GROWING PAINS: A new series in which the comedian asks guests to relive their most embarrassing teenage stories. First up  are Jonathan Ross, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, and Shazia Mirza. Comedy Central, 9pm. Here’s a preview:

BAMOUS: Dane Baptiste takes a look at what it means to be black and famous in this BBC pilot. He's joined by fellow comics Toussaint Douglass, Munya Chawawa, Lola Jagun and Thanyia Moore. BBC Three, available from 6am

2 DOPE QUEENS: Based on the hit podcast of the same name, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson invite guests to engage in frank discussions on sex, race, fashion and more. Jon Stewart is the guest in the first of the four hour-long episodes, which also features stand-up sets from Michelle Buteau, Mark Normand and Baron Vaughn. Sky Comedy, 9pm

¡THREE AMIGOS! The 1986 Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase comedy lands on Film4 for the first time. Film4, 18.55

Wednesday January 13

THE SKEWER: Jon Holmes's satirical river of sound returns for a third, trippy series. Radio 4, 11.15pm

Thursday January 14

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN: The 21st series kicks off with Katherine Ryan and Joe Lycett facing off against Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas. Christopher Bliss, the aspiring author creation of comic Rob Carter, joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner. Channel 4, 9pm

Published: 10 Jan 2021

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