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Friday 25th July 2014

A mix of features and news to take you into the weekend.

The Pub Landlord - The Only Way Is Epic. Al Murray.

Comedians ITV advert

Comedians including Al Murray, Simon Brodkin and Andi Osho are going to be taking over an ITV advert break. Read

Steve Coogan.

Steve Coogan interview

Various Steve Coogan shows are being repeated on the TV channel Gold at the weekends. Here's a new interview with the star. Read

Austentatious. Image credit: Idil Sukan, Draw HQ.

Austentatious

Top improv group Austentatious reveal their 5 favourite shows so far. e.g. The Maid From Mars. Read

Scot Squad. Chief Constable Cameron Miekelson (Jack Docherty). Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

Video: Commonwealth police

The police (aka Jack Docherty and friends from Scot Squad) reveal how they've planned for the Commonwealth Games. Watch

Harry Hill's TV Burp. Harry Hill. Image credit: Avalon Television.

Harry Hill's court battle

Harry Hill has settled a big court battle with his former agents Avalon, which related to payments owed on both sides. The Mirror

Camilla Cleese.

Camilla Cleese

An interview with the daughter of John Cleese, who is now a stand-up. "People are looking to hate me". The Telegraph

Thursday

 

TV Catch-Up

Catch up on these new TV episodes from Friday's schedule...

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

It's Grandma's wedding day, and she's getting married to the horrible Mr Morris. The family are distraught, but will Grandma really say 'I do'?

4oD   Guide

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr returns to our TV screens with his very own summer special.

4oD   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

Here is a list of new radio episodes that went out on Friday. Catch-up via iPlayer...

The News Quiz

The News Quiz

Satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and guest panellists Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton and Katherine Ryan.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Thursday
Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis provides this handy guide on how to deal with other people on social networking websites. Read

Top 10 from Monty Python

Top 10 from Monty Python

A public poll has revealed the nation's top ten favourite Monty Python sketches. Results here. Read