Blade of glory | Don Rodolfo and the rest of the week's top comedy on TV and radio © BBC / Avalon

Blade of glory

Don Rodolfo and the rest of the week's top comedy on TV and radio

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio, in another quiet week for the genre…

Sunday April 18

THE CONFESSIONAL: Stephen Mangan hosts a new chat show in which guests share their darkest secrets. Those joining him over the series include Cariad Lloyd, Phil Wang and Dr Phil Hammond. Radio 4, 7.15pm

Thursday April 22

DON RODOLFO: The short TV adaptation of the show that won Ciarán Dowd the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best newcomer in 2018 comes to BBC Two. Don Rodolfo is a total butthead, a shameless libertine and the greatest swordsman the world has ever seen. Now barricaded inside a remote tavern, surrounded by the Catalan army and facing almost certain death, Rodolfo has 10 minutes to drink a bottle of Valdepañas and tell his epic tale…This swashbuckling tale also features Jayde Adams, Ariyon Bakare and Abbie Hern. BBC Two, 10pm

TASKMASTER: In tonight's episode, Jamali Maddix decorates the caravan, Sarah Kendall is appalled by a kiwi fruit and, under severe pressure, Mike Wozniak 'delivers a revelation so visceral that it leaves everyone in a state of horrified delirium.' Channel 4, 9pm

Friday April 23

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts with Josh Widdicombe and Emma Dabir, host of BBC Four's Britain's Lost Masterpieces, as the guest panellists BBC One, 9pm

TRIP HAZARD: MY GREAT BRITISH ADVENTURE: Jamali Maddix joins Rosie Jones on a trip to Norwich, where she steps into the ring at the World Association of Wrestling. Channel 4, 8.30pm

Saturday April 24

CELEBRITY MASTERMIND: Musical stand-up Rob Deering and Ben Bailey Smith, aka comedy rapper Doc Brown, are among the contenders. BBC One, 5.25pm

Published: 18 Apr 2021

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