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Danielle Vitalis and Jon Pointing star in new romcom

The week's best comedy on TV and radio

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

Sunday December 3

SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW: Desiree Burch, Nick Helm, Tez Ilyas and Sikisa join team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Eddie Kadi as host Jimmy Akingbola asks questions about black history ITV1, 11.05pm

MORTIMER & WHITEHOUSE GO CHRISTMAS FISHING: New to Dave is this rerun of the 2020 special in which Bob Mortimer returns to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough to fish the Rivers Esk and Tees with his friend and angling mentor Paul Whitehouse. Bob tries to ignite the joy of Christmas in Paul, who thinks the magic of the season has been long lost to commercialism. Dave, 8pm

Monday December 4

MASTERMIND: The League of Gentlemen is one of the specialist subjects tonight. Question one: 'Are you local?' BBC Two, 7.30pm

RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES: Blind comic Chris McCausland is on the show this week – which resulted in a few changes to the format. He's up against children's author Malorie Blackman, A Question of Sport captain Matt Dawson, Chris McCausland and newsreader Ranvir Singh BBC Two, 6pm

Chris on House of Games

EVIL GENIUS WITH Russell Kane: This week, the comic is joined by Jon Richardson, Alex Brooker and Ellie Taylor to discuss the highs and lows of the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Sky History 9pm

Wednesday December 6

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Jimmy Carr and Maisie Adam guest. Sky Max, 9pm

Thursday December 7

SMOTHERED: This new six-part romcom, created by Schitt’s Creek writer Monica Heisey stars Famalam's Danielle Vitalis as Sammy, a fiercely independent young woman who is done with dating apps and Jon Pointing as Tom, a settled man with a warm heart but carries his fair share of baggage. They meet, sing karaoke, and enjoy an easy-going, no-strings fling until Sammy discovers there is another woman in Tom’s life: his six-year-old daughter Ellie. Sky Max, 10pm

Friday December 8

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU: Naga Munchetty guest hosts with Richard Osman and Maisie Adam joining Ian Hislop and Paul MertonBBC One, 9pm

THE LAST LEG: This week, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Kevin Bridges and Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi. Channel 4, 10pm

Published: 3 Dec 2023

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