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Monday 27th April 2015

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Still Game Live. Image shows from L to R: Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill), Jack Jarvis (Ford Kiernan).

Scottish Comedy Awards

Still Game Live was amongst the winners at The Scottish Comedy Awards 2015. Facebook list

Image shows from L to R: Patrick McKemey, Brendan Murphy.

Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter. It contains news, TV guide, a list of new DVDs, some video picks and more. Read

Alex Horne.

Alex Horne interview

An interview with Alex Horne. He talks to Si Hawkins about his innovative live show Monsieur Butterfly, and more besides. Read

Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Sarah Millican. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

Sarah Millican works hard

Sarah Millican has topped a chart looking at the work rate of famous stand-ups. She did 120 shows, with 14,718 miles travelled. Chortle

Strangeness in Space.

Strangeness In Space

Audio sitcom project Strangeness In Space is going ahead, having got over £19,000 via Kickstarter. Website

English Comedian of the Year 2014. Image shows from L to R: Tony Cowards, Jack Campbell, Scott Bennett.

English Comedian of the Year

The entry form for English Comedian of the Year Competition 2015. You can win £1,000 and a month in Australia. Website

Detectorists. Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Image credit: Channel X.

Mackenzie Crook award

Mackenzie Crook has won a BAFTA Craft Award for writing Detectorists. YouTube

Sunday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Jack Dee is joined by Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and Gabby Logan.

iPlayer   Guide

Virtually Famous

Virtually Famous

Celebrity guests Jimmy Bullard and Laura Whitmore, plus comedians Rhys James and Chris Ramsey join the regulars.

4oD   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

The Now Show

The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, with the help of Jon Holmes, Pippa Evans, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and special guests from across the political spectrum, give their own unique take on the election news and shenanigans.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Dilemma

Dilemma

Sue Perkins is joined by comedians Iain Stirling and Shappi Khorsandi, journalist Suzanne Moore and writer and actor Dan Tetsell.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Deborah Frances-White was born in Australian but now lives in London. Continuing her series of true life tales, Deborah recalls her struggles to get back into England and stay here.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Sunday
Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak is making The Celebrity Voicemail Show, a new comedy series for Radio 4. Read

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Comedy entertainer Keith Harris, best known for his ventriloquist performances with his puppet Orville, has died. Read

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Sandi Toksvig has announced she is to step down as host of The News Quiz, the hit Radio 4 panel show. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman & David Mitchell. Read

Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Win a comedy writing book

Win a comedy writing book

We have three copies of Masterclass: Writing Comedy, the new tutorial book by Lesley Bown, to hand out. Enter

Get Started In Stand-Up

Get Started In Stand-Up

We've got some copies of Logan Murray's great tutorial book Get Started In Stand-Up to hand out to comedians. Enter

Dave's Election Night

Dave's Election Night

Channel Dave is to broadcast a one-off documentary focusing on Al Murray as he lobbies in the General Election. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

A sequel to Alan Partridge's smash hit autobiography, I, Partridge, will be published in 2016. Read

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig & Zag. Read

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale talks about how he nearly said no to hosting Virtually Famous, and panel shows in the USA. Read

BAFTA nominations

BAFTA nominations

The shortlists for the 2015 BAFTA Television Awards have been announced. Here's the comedy nominees: Read