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Tuesday 1st September 2015
How can it be September already? Anyway it is. Our newsletter has lots in it for you...
It's over now, but here's our final couple of reports from the Edinburgh Fringe: the 'winner' of the worst review, and the most popular comedian (as decided by his peers): Features
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Catch up on these new TV episodes from Tuesday's schedule...
Mary's reputation takes a huge hit when, whilst working the late-late night shift with Joe, she panics and locks herself in the freezer when a youth bursts into the restaurant demanding nuggets.
In the last episode of the series the five comics are not only playing for homemade chowder but also for the inaugural Taskmaster series winner's trophy. Tasks include: playing golf with eggs and cooking a meal using ingredients starting with every letter of the alphabet.
This week sees foreign language students attempt to improve their English with the Tezcorp British Language Test, including learning Tezcorp's take on the national anthem, while pet owners are driven mad by Vet B.O.T, who has his customers begging, sitting and waiting for their animals. Meanwhile, a young gallery worker is left dumbfounded when the new Tezcorp chocolate fountain decides to serve up its chocolate all over a priceless work of art.
Another adventure at the castle.
Here is a list of new radio episodes that went out on Tuesday. Catch-up via iPlayer...
David Bowie was the first rock star Mitch can remember being aware of. He was two, David was Ziggy Stardust and he remembers feeling that while he liked him, he didn't really get him. As he's grown up - and David Bowie has grown up right alongside - Mitch realises that 'not really getting David Bowie' is the whole point.
A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read
Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read
Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read
Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2015. Read
Luke McQueen's Fringe show is all about how he was in a double act with Jack Whitehall. He got a surprise. Watch
Luca Cupani has been named as the winner of the 2015 So You Think You're Funny? competition final. Read
The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read
Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read
As sketch group Daphne get nominated for the Foster's Award, Chris Head detects stirrings in the world of sketch. Read
Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a new BBC Four documentary. Read
In this exclusive photoshoot, some of the comedians at the Fringe reveal what their final gig request would be. View
Watch the moment that comic magician Neil Henry proposes to his girlfriend on stage via a trick. Watch
Watch the moment comedian The Wee Man gives serial stage invader Lee Nelson a taste of his own medicine. Watch
ITV2 has ordered four shows: Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. Read
Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman & Julian Barratt. Read
The nominees for the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have been announced. Read
ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular comedy drama about three Manchester couples. Read
House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series. Read
A joke about mobile phones, written by comedian Darren Walsh, has been named the best Edinburgh Fringe joke. Top 10
Ben Spiteri, the writer-producer of Bad Robots, talks about creating Series 2. Read
Si Hawkins meets the activist comic Mark Thomas in a clandestine Edinburgh bar to talk about his new show. Read
Richard Gadd has been named the winner of The Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read