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Wise Owl says: Watch Inside No 9

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

Here’s our pick of the limited number of comedy programmes on TV, radio and on demand in this pre-jubilee week.

Monday May 30

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES: It’s a repeat run this week featuring comedians Josie Lawrence and Mark Watson plus antiques expert Raj Bisram and Love Island host Laura Whitmore. BBC Two, 6pm

Wednesday June 1

INSIDE No 9: Another peculiar episode introduces the Wise Owl, a bossy cartoon bird keeping children safe in public information films of the 1970s… Ron Cook and Georgie Glenn co-star with Reece Shearsmith and Steve PembertonBBC Two, 10pm

HYPOTHETICAL: This week Bill Bailey, Jo Brand, Harriet Kemsley and Darren Harriott join James Acaster and Josh Widdecombe to ponder some theoretical quandries BBC Two, 10pm

Thursday June 2

THE ROYLE FAMILY: As an antidote to wall-to-wall jubilee coverage of the Royal Family, Gold is showing three episodes of Caroline Ahern and Craig Cash’s comedy back-to-back every night at 9pm over the 4-day jubilee weekend. Gold, 9pm

THE Frankie Howerd SHOW: This comedy, set as the comedian tries to write his memoirs, is being broadcast for the first time since its original transmission in 1974 to (belatedly) mark 30 years since Howerd’s death. June Whitfield, Bob Todd, Marjorie Rhodes, and Hugh Ross co-star, with a script written by David McKellar and David Nobbs. Radio 4 Extra, 8am

Friday June 3

PHYSICAL: Rose Byrne returns as Sheila Rubin in the second series of this Apple TV+ comedy about the 1980s fitness video business.

Published: 29 May 2022

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