Bridget Christie returns to Radio 4 | The week's best comedy on TV and radio

Bridget Christie returns to Radio 4

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio…

Monday April 12

HAVE I GOT A BIT MORE NEWS FOR YOU: Dropped from Friday’s schedules to make way for deferential tributes to the Duke Of Edinburgh, this episode features David Tennant in the chair and Jack Dee and Helen Lewis as the guests. BBC Two, 10pm

Tuesday April 13

BRIDGET CHRISTIE: MORTAL: If you are mortal, then this is the show for you, says the comedian as she mulls the big questions of birth, life, death and the afterlife. The show is a collection of ‘informative, personal and absurd recordings’ with guest appearances from her dad, her sister and her friend, all recorded in Bridget’s house and local park. Radio 4. 6.30pm

Wednesday April 14

DETECTIVE SERGEANT Nick Mohammed: A rerun for this 2011 series in which the comic, with the help of Anna Crilly and Colin Hoult attempts to solve a different crime each week. Radio 4 Extra, 11.30pm

Thursday April 15

FRANK OF IRELAND: This new comedy stars Brian Gleeson as a 32-year-old catastrophe: a misanthropic, narcissistic fantasist in arrested development who, in tonight’s opening episode, decides to take up mixed martial arts. Brian’s brother Domhnall plays Frank’s best made Doofus. All episodes will be available on All 4, following transmission. Read executive producer Clelia Mountfield’s take on the show here. Channel 4, 9pm

Friday April 16

THE NEWS QUIZ: Andy Zaltzman returns to host a new series, assuming the BBC has decided we’ve all stopped grieving Prince Philip by now. Radio 4, 6.30pm

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Adrian Dunbar shows he’s interested in more than bent coppers as he takes the host’s chair, while Katherine Ryan and political journalist Tim Shipman are the guests. BBC Two, 10pm

TRIP HAZARD - MY GREAT BRITISH ADVENTURE: Rosie Jones is joined by Joe Wilkinson as they travel to Whitby. Channel 4, 8.30pm.

Published: 11 Apr 2021

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