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Wednesday 30th July 2014

It seems Simon Pegg is on a mission to appear in every sci-fi franchise. Oh, and if you missed Dead Ringers catch up below!

Dapper Laughs. Daniel O'Reilly.

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

ITV2 has given internet comedian and self-styled 'ultimate lad' Dapper Laughs a 6-part TV series. Read

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Ben Willbond, Jim Howick. Image credit: Lion Television.

Video: Horrible Histories

A new Horrible Histories WW1 sketch about the famous football match. Watch

Simon's Cat.

Video: Simon's Cat

A new Simon's Cat sketch. If you've ever let your pet in the bathroom you'll recognise this. Watch

His Master's Voice. Image shows from L to R: Archie Andrews (Rob Brydon), Peter Brough (Rob Brydon).

Audio: Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon as ventriloquist Peter Brough, and his puppet Archie too. Great stuff. It's a show on Radio 4 on Saturday. Listen

Sammy J. Image credit: James Penlidis.

Sammy J's huge trip

Comedian Sammy J is flying from Australia to Edinburgh to perform for just 1 hour. Here's an interview. Read

Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is underway. Here's our guide to every one of the 1762 comedy shows there. Guide

Simon Pegg.

Simon Pegg in Star Wars?

There's speculation that Simon Pegg is involved in the new Star Wars movie. Digital Spy

Tuesday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

The Mimic

The Mimic

Martin finds new work and makes a discovery. Harriet has plans for her boyfriend though, and Neil is (finally) seeking professional help...

4oD   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

Little Lifetimes By Jenny Eclair

Little Lifetimes By Jenny Eclair

A couple experience severe turblulence on a flight but it turns out to be not nearly as bumpy as their marriage.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

The Future Of Radio

The Future Of Radio

The Institute of Radiophonic Evolution discovers that radio can transmits smells and uses them to enhance the output of the Radio Drama Department.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Michael Portillo tries to escape his co-presenters on This Week and Idris Elba tries to pitch a new movie idea.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Hatch, Match And Dispatch

Hatch, Match And Dispatch

Harper works in a zoo. He is a simple soul but his life is complicated. His wife is desperate for a baby, and his angry dad is bare knuckle boxer. Then the ground starts to shift - literally.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Tuesday
Rhys James sitcom

Rhys James sitcom

Stand-up comic Rhys James has published a five-part sitcom to promote his Edinburgh show. Watch

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be streamed live. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

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

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. 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