Bob Mortimer returns to Would I Lie To You? | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Bob Mortimer returns to Would I Lie To You?

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio.

Sunday January 24

JAYDE ADAMS: FROM ASDA TO DIVA: The comic tells of her rise from fish counter worker to showbusiness success in the latest Radio 4 stand-up special - this one featuring music from Jerry Springer: The Opera composer Richard Thomas as well as Adams’s take on class, body positivity and being from Bristol. Radio 4, 7.15pm

Monday January 25

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: Comics Darren Harriott and Les Dennis are among this week’s contestants, alongside Melinda Messenger and Charlie Brooks. BBC Two, 6pm

LIGHTNING: Zoe Lyons enters the world of early-evening quiz shows with this new fast-paced format, in which contestants have to answer questions or complete challenges to get the dreaded light off them. BBC Two, 6.30pm

Tuesday January 26

DEAD PIXELS: The second series of the hit comedy about a group of friends who are obsessed with a role-playing fantasy computer game, kicks off with a double bill. Starring Alexa Davies, Charlotte Ritchie, Will Merrick, Sargon Yelda and David Mumeni, the player’s excitement at a new instalment of their favourite is quickly quashed when they discover it overrun by a younger generation of players. E4, 10pm

RHOD GILBERT'S GROWING PAINS: Bill Bailey, Tom Allen and AJ Odudu relive their youth, however awkward, in tonight’s instalment. Comedy Central, 9pm

Wednesday January 27

BLESS THIS MESS: A British outing for this US culture-clash sitcom about a young couple who leave their home in New York and move to a farm in Bucksnort, Nebraska, that was pretty well-received, if not always well-watched, on the other side of the pond. Fox, 9pm

Thursday January 28

RESIDENT ALIEN: Based on the Dark Horse comic series, this sci-fi comedy-mystery-drama leaves no genre uncovered. Alan Tudyk  stars  as Harry Vanderspeegle – a small-town Colorado doctor who’s definitely not an alien  (spoiler alert: he is).

QI: Bill Bailey, Katy Brand and Eshaan Akbar guest tonight. BBC Two, 9pm

MOCK THE WEEK: Evelyn Mok makes her debut on the show that nearly bears her name, alongside regulars Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Rhys James, Milton Jones and, of course, Hugh Dennis and host Dara O BriainBBC Two, 9.30pm

Friday January 29

WOULD I LIE TO YOU: Rejoice, for Bob Mortimer returns with some tall tales.  And trying to keep a straight face are fellow panellists Samantha Morton, Miles Jupp and Sarah Hadland. BBC One, 9pm. Here's a previous appearance: 

Published: 24 Jan 2021

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