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Friday 31st July 2015

Would I Lie To You? is back. That makes us happy. Missed it? The catch-up link is below.

Top Coppers. Image credit: Roughcut Television.

Top Coppers

New BBC Three sitcom Top Coppers - a spoof of 70s police shows, starring John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos - starts on Wednesday 19th August. Guide

Image shows from L to R: Rob Brydon, Tom Jones.

Brydon and Jones

Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read

The 12 Shows Of Richard Herring. Richard Herring.

Twelve Shows Of Richard Herring

Richard Herring's latest podcast series, in which he will be documenting his attempt to perform all of his old stand-up shows. Listen

Thursday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

The Last Leg

The Last Leg

Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker provide some offbeat commentary on the significant moments of the past seven days. John Cleese joins the regulars this week.

4oD   Guide

A League Of Their Own

A League Of Their Own

James Corden presents some previously unseen footage from the sports-based panel show.

Sky Go   Guide

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Sean Lock and Freddie Flintoff take on special guest captain Bill Bailey with Roisin Conaty. Susie Dent is joined by Rob Beckett in Dictionary Corner.

4oD   Guide

Would I Lie To You?

Would I Lie To You?

This week the guests joining Lee Mack and David Mitchell are Danny Dyer, Jon Richardson, Joe Lycett and Moira Stuart.

iPlayer   Guide

Twirlywoos

Twirlywoos

The Twirlywoos watch a horse going over a jump and try to have a go themselves. Meanwhile, back in the Boat, the Stop-Go Car visits Peekaboo and they play a game of leapfrog.

iPlayer   Guide

Hacker Time

Hacker Time

Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog, featuring Strictly Come Dancing's professional dancer Kevin Clifton as Hacker's special guest.

iPlayer   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

The Now Show

The Now Show

The Now Show saves you from the trouble of keeping up with the news by providing a topical mix of stand-up, sketches and songs that tell you everything you need to know.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Breaking The News

Breaking The News

Des Clarke hosts a new panel game.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Clare In The Community

Clare In The Community

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Thursday
Taskmaster interviews

Taskmaster interviews

The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read

Crackanory - Series 3

Crackanory - Series 3

Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop. Read

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of Hank Zipzer. Read

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read

You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read

Reading & Leeds preview

Reading & Leeds preview

Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read

Bluestone 42 ends

Bluestone 42 ends

The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that the sitcom has ended. Read

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show, are making a series for Radio 4. Read

Who has the best poster?

Who has the best poster?

You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read

Big School ends

Big School ends

Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a sketch show. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen

Greg James interview

Greg James interview

Radio 1 DJ Greg James talks to BCG about how proud he is to have written his own BBC sitcom pilot. Read

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats, the main two characters in BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing, talk to BCG: Read

Yonderland interview

Yonderland interview

The cast of Yonderland talk about the return of the fantasy comedy series, and the labels put on their show. Read

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Writer Andrew Mettam lists out seven reasons why his sitcom pilot Fishbowl is great, but he can't take credit. Read

New sitcom Rovers

New sitcom Rovers

Sky1 is making Rovers, a sitcom set in the clubhouse of a lower league football club. Sue Johnston stars. Read

Agatha Raisin to return

Agatha Raisin to return

Ashley Jensen will return to Sky1 for 8 more episodes of Agatha Raisin, the show based MC Beaton's books. Read

Very British Problems on TV

Very British Problems on TV

The popular Twitter feed 'Very British Problems' has been given a three-part TV series by Channel 4. Read

The Brittas Empire returns

The Brittas Empire returns

Chris Barrie has revealed that a new episode of the leisure centre sitcom The Brittas Empire is being written. Read

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Channel 4 has ordered Look Into My Eyes, a comedic prank show starring 21 year-old hypnotist Archie Manners. Read

Shirley Ghostman is back

Shirley Ghostman is back

Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October. Read

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five British sitcom pilots for free. Read