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Saturday 22nd November 2014

A fairly quiet Saturday today, but don't miss out on Perry & Croft: Made In Britain.

Dad's Army. Private Pike (Ian Lavender). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Ian Lavendar in new Dad's Army cameo

The Radio Times reports that Ian Lavender, much-loved as the over-protected Private Pike, will have a cameo role in the new Dad's Army film. Radio Times

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Jonathan Ross. Image credit: Hot Sauce.

Jonathan Ross's radio return?

Jonathan Ross has revealed that the BBC has offered him new work on Radio 2. The Mirror

Professor Branestawm. Professor Branestawm (Harry Hill). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Children should experiment with explosives

Charlie Higson and Harry Hill have lamented modern science teaching. The Independent

Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Morgana Robinson, Frances Barber, Samantha Spiro, Sharon Horgan. Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Psychobitches: back on the couch

Journalist Andrew Collins looks ahead to the new series of Sky Arts' Psychobitches. The Guardian

Friday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

The Jonathan Ross Show

The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan welcomes stand-up comedian Lee Evans, singer Noel Gallagher, actor Sheila Hancock, and comedian/actor Jack Whitehall. There is music from one of the most successful boy bands ever, Boyzone.

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Perry And Croft: Made In Britain

Perry And Croft: Made In Britain

This episode examines British attitudes towards class and social status.

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Radio Catch-Up

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

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk

Georgie Thompson hosts Fighting Talk as a panel of experts try to win points for punditry on the week's sports stories.

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The Frequency Of Laughter: A History Of Radio Comedy

The Frequency Of Laughter: A History Of Radio Comedy

Grace Dent interviews Richard Herring and Sarah Smith about their experiences of making radio comedy in the early 1990s.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Friday
So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read