Janey Godley drops another C bomb | The week's best comedy on TV, radio and streaming

Janey Godley drops another C bomb

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

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

Monday March 4

TOAST OF LONDON: Reruns of the Matt Berry sitcom about an eccentric middle-aged actor come to Gold for the first time, with an episode from series one at the same time every night this week. And his alter-egoSteven Toast takes over the continuity on the channel throughout the night. Gold, 10pm

RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES: The champions' weeks are over and we're back to regular episodes with comics Cally Beaton and Justin Moorhouse playing this week alongside Brookside and Zapped actor Louis Emerick and Call The Midwife's Helen GeorgeBBC Two 6pm

Tuesday March 5

RUM PUNCH: Pilot of a new audience sitcom written by and starring stand-up Travis Jay as Marley, a conflict-averse aspiring boxer who works in his parents’ Caribbean restaurant, also starring Eddie Nestor and Kevin Garry BBC Radio 4, 11pm

Wednesday March 6

JANEY GODLEY: THE C BOMB: A second series of this mix of stand-up and chat as Janey Godley talks about her cancer with her daughter, and fellow comedian, Ashley Storrie. They suggest having the disease is like having an extramarital affair, talk about what it’s like to be told you’re dying, and reveal the unlikely benefits of chemotherapy. The show is recorded in front of an audience in her Glasgow hometown. Radio 4, 6.30pm

NEWARK NEWARK: It's probably a sign of squeezed BBC budgets that it's buying it sitcoms that previously aired on Gold. But whatever reason it's a welcome repeat airing for this three-part comedy in which writer Nathan Foad pays affectionate tribute to the working-class market town where he grew up in the East Midlands  - and  Morgana Robinson shines in a rare unglamorous role as his mum. It's worthy of a wider audience this new broadcast will win. Read our original review here. BBC Two, 10pm

THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE: Lucia Keskin's dysfunctional family sitcom gets a BBC One airing after its premiere on BBC Three and iPlayer. The Youtuber plays Chi, a self-confessed 'stay-at-home-daughter who eats crisps, makes weird vlogs and watches sitcoms, forced to fend for herself when her parents die. The series also features Selin Hizli, Jamie Bisping, Sinead Matthews and Daniel Fearn BBC One, 11.25pm

Thursday March 7

ROB BECKETT'S SMART TV: The second episode of the quiz show - and the host's first of the telly appearances in as many days - features panellists Natasia Demetriou, Daniel Mays, Derry Girl Nicola Coughlan, and Richard Ayoade. Sky Max, 9pm

Friday March 8

THE LAST LEG: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett. Channel 4, 11pm

GREG DAVIES: FIRING CHEESEBALLS AT A DOG: The comic and Taskmaster's 2011 stand-up show gets another airing.Channel 4, 12.05pm

Saturday March 9

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW: Guests include - you guessed it - Rob Beckett. And he'll be back in his regular slot on Radio 2 at 5pm tomorrow in case you can't go 24 hours without him! ITV, 9.35pm

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Published: 2 Mar 2024

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