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Friday 31st October 2014

It was Halloween. Were you scared? If so, lots of TV below to catch-up on.

Ricky Gervais.

New Ricky Gervais film

On top of his other projects, Ricky Gervais will write, direct and star in new Hollywood film Special Correspondents. Read

Image shows from L to R: Adam Rhys-Davies, Nic Lamont.

Halloween videos

Here's 10 comedy-based Halloween related videos, from Brett Domino to Simon's Cat and more. Watch

Darren Walsh.

10 Halloween puns

UK pun champion Darren Walsh provided us with some Halloween gags. Read

Toast Of London. Steven Toast (Matt Berry). Image credit: Objective Productions.

Toast Of London trailer

Steven Toast is back in the recording studio with Clem Fandango and Danny Bear on Monday. Preview Clip

Churchill tapes.

Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain ended on the 31st October 1940. Here's Winston Churchill praising the RAF. Well, sort of. Watch

The Big Comedy Conference.

Big Comedy Conference

This weekend is the last chance to get early bird tickets for our 29th November conference for creators. Our speakers have written the likes of Outnumbered, The Inbetweeners and Men Behaving Badly! Details

Bob Servant. Image shows from L to R: Megan (Daniela Nardini), Frank (Jonathan Watson), Dorothy (Anita Vettesse), Bob Servant (Brian Cox). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Bob Servant

Bob Servant and Frank are back in December, and this time they've got girlfriends. Preview

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear). Image credit: Retort.

Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong is being promoted to BBC One for its next series. It'll be on TV in early 2015. Guide

Have I Got News For You. Nigel Farage. Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Nigel Farage on comedy

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says "Liberal shows like Mock The Week just can't understand why UKIP has so many supporters". The Independent

Thursday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

Anne Hathaway reveals how her husband proposed, Matthew McConaughey talks about the scale of his latest movie, Lena Dunham reveals she once took a vow of celibacy and Micky Flanagan says he hates travel, while Sia performs live in the studio.

iPlayer   Guide

QI

QI

With Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus and Josh Widdicombe.

iPlayer   Guide

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan is joined by Dermot O'Leary, who dishes the dirt on all things X Factor and talks about his new book The Soundtrack to My Life. Hollywood superstar Elijah Wood also pops in to chat about his new film Set Fire to the Stars and supermodel Naomi Campbell joins Alan on the sofa, while music is from Paloma Faith who performs her latest song Ready for the Good Life live in the studio.

4oD   Guide

Not Going Out

Not Going Out

When Lucy decides it's time to have a baby she's surprised to find the whole family taking a personal interest in the conception.

iPlayer   Guide

A League Of Their Own

A League Of Their Own

The smash-hit sports panel show continues in extra time with more never-before-seen footage.

Sky Go   Guide

Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

Featuring guest host Damian Lewis and guest panellists Andy Hamilton and Roisin Conaty.

iPlayer   Guide

A League Of Their Own

A League Of Their Own

The smash-hit sports panel show continues in extra time with more never-before-seen footage.

Sky Go   Guide

Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan

When the family arrive back from a trip to Pakistan with Mr Khan's mother-in-law in tow, Mr Khan is lumbered with looking after her.

iPlayer   Guide

Boj

Boj

Boj digs up Mr Cloppity's old time capsule. Pops is homesick, so Boj cheers him up by recreating an outback trek. Will Pops realise that he doesn't have to miss home? He is home, right here in Giggly Park!

iPlayer   Guide

All At Sea

All At Sea

Charlie and Alison decide to play dirty so they can get a good result when they go out trick-or-treating - much to Ben's extreme distress. Meanwhile, Kevin attempts to create the biggest Halloween display in the neighbourhood by buying some untested fireworks.

iPlayer   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

BBC Radio New Comedy Award

BBC Radio New Comedy Award

The etighth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Recorded in London and hosted by Arthur Smith.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

The News Quiz

The News Quiz

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, with Samira Ahmed, Susan Calman and Phill Jupitus, and regular panellist Jeremy Hardy.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

The Missing Hancocks

The Missing Hancocks

Andy Hamilton presents a lost episode of Hancock's Half Hour, pausing the action to interview co-producer Neil Pearson and star Kevin McNally about how and why they did it.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

The Missing Hancocks

The Missing Hancocks

Tony uses Sid's travel agency to book a holiday in Spain, little knowing that Sid also runs a bullfighting business.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Thursday
Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb will host the pilot episode for a new television quiz show, it has been revealed. Read

The Tartan Special One

The Tartan Special One

Jocky the cult character from The Tartan Special One book offers his thoughts on Scotland having voted no. Read

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Watch the winners of the Cofilmic Awards 2014 here, including This Glorious Monster and The Butcher. Watch

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Comedian Tom Rosenthal is to host a comedy pilot focusing on social media and our online behaviour. Read

Disappointing World

Disappointing World

Radio 4 will pilot a new comedy about disappointment and failure, hosted by Liam Mullone. Read

Live At The Apollo S10

Live At The Apollo S10

The full line-up of hosts and guests for the tenth series of Live At The Apollo, starting next month. Browse

The Lost Hancocks interview

The Lost Hancocks interview

Kevin McNally talks about taking on the role of legendary comedian Tony Hancock in The Missing Hancocks. Read

Jim Davidson competition

Jim Davidson competition

Win tickets to see Jim Davidson's stand-up show in London on Saturday 22nd of November. Enter

James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

An interview with 'low energy' stand-up comedian James Acaster, who has been having a great year. Read

What's your rapper name?

What's your rapper name?

Find out what your rapper name is, via this tool designed by Curtis from TV sketch show Cardinal Burns. Try It

Clubbed To Death

Clubbed To Death

A funny satirical short story featuring the characters of new book Clubbed To Death reacting to a problem. Read

Manford in The Producers

Manford in The Producers

Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers. Read

Miranda to end

Miranda to end

Miranda Hart has confirmed that the two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom will be the show's finale. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read

At Last The 1948 Show found

At Last The 1948 Show found

Two missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Outspoken stand-up comic Brendon Burns is the guest on this week's episode of Richard Herring's podcast. Listen

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will host a new sketch show skewering the possibilities of the future. Read

Big Comedy Conference

Big Comedy Conference

Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye is amongst the latest speakers for The Big Comedy Conference. Details

Win signed Detectorists DVD

Win signed Detectorists DVD

We've got copies of the new Detectorists DVD to give away - they've been signed by Mackenzie Crook. Enter

Brotherhood now filming

Brotherhood now filming

Production has now commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Read

Boy In The Dress cast

Boy In The Dress cast

Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny and Meera Syal are amongst the cast for The Boy In The Dress. Read

How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

The up-and-coming sketch group 'How Do I Get Up There?' talk about their new BBC Scotland pilot. Read

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede talks to BCG about filming her music-based BBC Three impressions show pilot AAA. Read

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format. Read

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne talks about why Father Figure didn't work, his next TV show, and touring his new live show. Read

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

British writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC. Read

The IT Crowd USA 2

The IT Crowd USA 2

A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Read

Teckle Books interview

Teckle Books interview

An interview with the authors behind the comedic novels from new publishing outfit Teckle Books. Read

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy, the Sky sitcom created by Chris O'Dowd, is to be re-made by the US television network ABC. Read

10 O'Clock Live axed

10 O'Clock Live axed

Channel 4 has confirmed that its topical comedy show 10 O'Clock Live will not return for Series 4. Read

LOTSW policemen spin-off

LOTSW policemen spin-off

A Last Of The Summer Wine spin-off starring the policemen Cooper and Walsh is in development. Read

Mark Gatiss podcast

Mark Gatiss podcast

The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock star Mark Gatiss is Richard Herring's funny guest in this episode. Listen

Kitson and Lee together

Kitson and Lee together

A report from the charity gig in which two comedy heavyweights collided: Daniel Kitson and Stuart Lee. Read

Doll & Em gets Series 2

Doll & Em gets Series 2

Sky Living has ordered a second series of Doll & Em, the show from Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Read

Solemani & Howard reunite

Solemani & Howard reunite

Him & Her stars Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard are reuniting to write a new BBC One sitcom. Read

Russell Howard's rom-com

Russell Howard's rom-com

Russell Howard has written and will star in a romantic comedy project. His sister will also appear in it. Read

Give Out Girls interview

Give Out Girls interview

Hatty Ashdown, the creator of Comedy Central's new sitcom Give Out Girls, introduces her show here. Read

Alan Carr interview

Alan Carr interview

Alan Carr talks about co-hosting Channel 4's charity fundraising night Stand Up To Cancer on Friday. Read

United We Fall interview

United We Fall interview

An interview with Gary Sinyor, the creator of the football-based comedy film United We Fall. Read

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

Ardal O'Hanlon is to star in a Radio 4 sitcom about an angel sent to Earth in human form. Read

Katherine Ryan podcast

Katherine Ryan podcast

Richard Herring's hit interview show is back for a new series. The first guest is Katherine Ryan. Listen

Dad's Army - new cast

Dad's Army - new cast

Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, and Catherine Zeta Jones are in the new Dad's Army film. Read

John Cleese video interview

John Cleese video interview

Ahead of the publication of his new book, John Cleese talks to Eddie Izzard about various comedy topics. Watch

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

Entry is now open for the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2015. The heats start in mid-January. Read

Christmas gags competition

Christmas gags competition

TV channel Gold has launched its 2014 search for the best new Christmas cracker jokes. Read

League Of Gents reunion?

League Of Gents reunion?

The stars of The League Of Gentlemen have met for lunch to discuss the idea of reuniting to mark 20 years. Read

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Auditions for contestants to take part in a BBC One show hosted by Miranda Hart are being organised. Read

Matt Forde's chat show

Matt Forde's chat show

Matt Forde's comic sports-based chat show, Sports Party, will be broadcast on talkSPORT radio. Read

Taxi Gags

Taxi Gags

Channel 4 has launched a new series on its website called Taxi Gags. Comedians talk about different subjects. Read

Revolution To Be Televised

Revolution To Be Televised

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein talks about Series 3 of The Revolution Will Be Televised. Read