Two Doors Down returns... and now on BBC One | The week's best comedy on TV, radio and streaming

Two Doors Down returns... and now on BBC One

The week's best comedy on TV, radio and streaming

Our pick of the comedy on TV, radio and streaming this week…:

Sunday November 19

SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW: Jimmy Akingbola returns for a new series of the panel show about black history, with Kae Kurd, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Oti Mabuse and Jordan Stephens joining team leaders, Chizzy Akudolu and Eddie Kadi this week. ITV1, 11.05pm

Monday November 20

EVIL GENIUS WITH Russell Kane: Moving from podcast to TV, this comedy discussion show that delves into the biographies of polarising figures from the past to ask the simple question: Are they Evil or Genius? In epsiode one, Judi Love, Geoff Norcott and Charlie Higson analyse Winston Churchill's reputation. Kane talks about the show here Sky History 9pm

RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES: Aurie Styla represents the world of comedy this week against former royal correspondent Jennie Bond, EastEnders actor James Bye and Paralympian Kadeena Cox.BBC Two, 6pm

Wednesday November 22

SUCH BRAVE GIRLS: A new dysfunctional family sitcom following sisters Josie (Kat Sadler - who also wrote it, based on her own experiences) and Billie (played by Kat’s real-life sister, Lizzie Davidson) and their single mother Deb (Louise Brealey) navigating life armed with nothing but poor judgement and self-esteem exclusively tied to people who couldn't care less about them. They're vain, selfish, heavily in debt, pathologically desperate for affection and bursting with misplaced, terrifying love… Sadler and Davidson talk about the show here. BBC Three, 10pm

I'LL GET THIS: New to Dave, this 2018 BBC Two show features five celebrities meeting at a restaurant for a fancy meal. The catch is they have to play games between courses and the loser will have to pay for everyone's dinner. Ellie Taylor and Ed Gambl are among the diners in episode one, and Tom Davis and Julian Clary in episode two of this opening double bill. Dave, 10pm

Thursday November 23

TASKMASTER - THE FINAL: In this episode - entitled Always Forks and Marbles - we find out who will be the 16th Tasksmaster champion: Julian Clary, Lucy Beaumont (improbable), Sam Campbell, Sue Perkins or Susan Wokoma. Channel 4, 9pm

THE ART OF FILM WITH IAN NATHAN: The film writer looks at comedy, parody and satire in this episode. He takes in the early days of on-screen comedy with the breakthrough silent actors who took vaudeville slapstick to the next level, including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. As silent film gave way to talkies, films found new ways to keep the laughs coming, with stars like Groucho Marx bringing his famous one-liners to the screen in Duck Soup, and Peter Sellers excelling in satire in titles like I’m All Right, Jack and Two Way Stretch. Sky Arts, 8pm

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: A topical Thanksgiving night screening for John Hughes' cult 1987 comedy in which fastidious businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) and slobbish shower curtain salesman Del Griffith (John Candy) are thrown together when trying to get home from New York to Chicago to be with their families. Film 4. 9pm

Friday November 24

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU Mathematician, author and presenter Professor Hannah Fry hosts for the first time. She says: ' When I went to study maths at university, this is not how I expected it would turn out'. Joining her on the panel will be actor Stephen Mangan, and editor-in-chief of Vice UK, Zing Tsjeng. BBC One, 9pm

TWO DOORS DOWN: The Scottish suburban comedy has been quietly but assuredly growing year on year, and now lands a prime-time BBC One slot for its seventh series. In the first of six new episodes, the neighbours are gathered for a surprise birthday party for Anne Marie (Siobhan Redmond). But it's not she who gets the big surprise. BBC One, 9.30pm

THE LAST LEG: Featuring guests Katherine Ryan and Nabil Abdulrashid. Channel 4, 10pm

Published: 19 Nov 2023

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