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Monday 20th October 2014

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Delta Forever. Johnny (Jonny Sweet). Image credit: Angel Eye Media.

Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter, packed with content. 9 news stories, 7 features, 28 TV previews, 9 videos, & more... Read

Bad Robots. Image credit: Objective Productions.

Bad Robots

The new E4 prank series Bad Robots will be narrated by none other than Sir Michael Gambon. Guide

Cardinal Burns. Image shows from L to R: Dustin Demri-Burns, Seb Cardinal. Image credit: Left Bank Pictures.

Cardinal Burns - best sketches

Cardinal Burns select their favourite sketches. The list includes The League Of Gentlemen and Will Ferrell. Watch

Graeme Garden.

Radio history series

The BBC series looking at the history of radio comedy starts on the 1st Nov with guests Graeme Garden and John Lloyd. Guide

Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly). Image credit: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Monty Python's Best Bits

Hugh Bonneville will host Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly) on Gold from the 3rd November. There's lots of A-list talking heads in it! Trailer

The Jonathan Ross Show. Jonathan Ross. Image credit: Hot Sauce.

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross isn't quitting his chat show. He's signed a deal with ITV to make 2 more series in 2015. The Mirror

Only Fools And Horses. Trigger (Roger Lloyd-Pack). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Comedy auction

There's some good comedy-linked lots in this charity eBay auction. E.g. a Vicar Of Dibley script signed by Roger Lloyd-Pack. eBay

Peep Show. Image shows from L to R: Jeremy Osborne (Robert Webb), Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell). Image credit: Objective Productions.

Peep Show

Boo! Not only is the next series of Peep Show definitely going to be the last, there's still a year to wait for it. Radio Times

Sunday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

Dapper Laughs: On The Pull

Dapper Laughs: On The Pull

This time, Dapper takes on his biggest challenge yet as he attempts to help a girl get some male attention. Will his outrageous dating advice work for the ladies too, or will he just try to take her home with him instead?

ITV Player   Guide

Plebs

Plebs

The local elections arrive, so Marcus and Stylax sign up as hired clappers for wig-wearing politician Victor of the Gracchii. Grumio, however, is drawn towards another candidate named Julius Priscus. Could it simply be because he is giving away free promotional plums?

ITV Player   Guide

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Rhod Gilbert and regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by actress Kerry Godliman, comedian James Acaster, musician Har Mar Superstar and singer Nicole Scherzinger.

iPlayer   Guide

8 Out Of 10 Cats

8 Out Of 10 Cats

In their quest to uncover the nation's most popular talking points, Jon and Sean are joined by guests including Craig Revel Horwood, Roisin Conaty and US comic Rob Delaney for this show.

4oD   Guide

Boj

Boj

Rupa discovers a little lost duckling. How can they get it to swim to its family on the duck-pond island? With Mia's toy duck and Boj's boj-a-boom idea!

iPlayer   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

The Museum Of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity

Helping John Lloyd and Phill Jupitus fill up the Museum this week are the author and journalist Will Storr, the Belgian comedian and physicist Lieven Scheire and the host of The News Quiz Sandi Toksvig.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Kerry's List

Kerry's List

Kerry organises her vast photo collection and is forced to remember her misspent youth. Her list includes sketch a self-portrait, take kids to the cinema and bleach tash.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Sunday
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

Cofilmic Festival workshops

Cofilmic Festival workshops

The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 -has announced various cheap panels and workshops for creators. 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

Guilt & Shame blog

Guilt & Shame blog

Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice and more in this interview. Read

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes talks about the comedy career ladder, Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

Top 10 best known comics

Top 10 best known comics

Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top of a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Read