BCG Daily

Updated every 24 hours, BCG Daily is our guide to the key comedy stories, interesting links and good videos that crop up each day. Never miss a thing.

Tuesday 1st September 2015

How can it be September already? Anyway it is. Our newsletter has lots in it for you...

Boy Meets Girl. Image shows from L to R: Leo (Harry Hepple), Judy (Rebecca Root). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave. Image shows from L to R: Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay), Danny Baker, Danny Baker (Laurie Kynaston). Image credit: ITV Studios.

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

FringePig.

Edinburgh Fringe reports

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

The Happiest Days Of Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Muriel Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford), Wetherby Pond (Alastair Sim). Image credit: London Films.

Email Newsletter

Been away? Our newsletter should bring you up to speed with everything that's been going on. Read

Dad's Army. Image credit: Universal Pictures.

Dad's Army picture

The cast of the new Dad's Army film have recreated that classic cast photo. Head to our Facebook page to see the new and old photo next to each other. Facebook

Monday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

Fried

Fried

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.

iPlayer   Guide

Taskmaster

Taskmaster

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.

Dave on Demand   Guide

Bad Robots

Bad Robots

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.

4oD   Guide

Dani's Castle

Dani's Castle

Another adventure at the castle.

iPlayer   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

Mitch Benn Specials

Mitch Benn Specials

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.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Monday
New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2015. Read

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's Fringe show is all about how he was in a double act with Jack Whitehall. He got a surprise. Watch

SYTYF? competition results

SYTYF? competition results

Luca Cupani has been named as the winner of the 2015 So You Think You're Funny? competition final. Read

The Making Of Dad's Army

The Making Of Dad's Army

The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read

The Bun Club

The Bun Club

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

As sketch group Daphne get nominated for the Foster's Award, Chris Head detects stirrings in the world of sketch. Read

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a new BBC Four documentary. Read

Crimes Against Comedy

Crimes Against Comedy

In this exclusive photoshoot, some of the comedians at the Fringe reveal what their final gig request would be. View

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Watch the moment that comic magician Neil Henry proposes to his girlfriend on stage via a trick. Watch

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Watch the moment comedian The Wee Man gives serial stage invader Lee Nelson a taste of his own medicine. Watch

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 has ordered four shows: Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. Read

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman & Julian Barratt. Read

Malcolm Hardee nominees

Malcolm Hardee nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have been announced. Read

Cold Feet revival rumours

Cold Feet revival rumours

ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular comedy drama about three Manchester couples. Read

BBC axes House Of Fools

BBC axes House Of Fools

House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series. Read

Top 10 Fringe jokes

Top 10 Fringe jokes

A joke about mobile phones, written by comedian Darren Walsh, has been named the best Edinburgh Fringe joke. Top 10

Bad Robots Series 2

Bad Robots Series 2

Ben Spiteri, the writer-producer of Bad Robots, talks about creating Series 2. Read

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

Si Hawkins meets the activist comic Mark Thomas in a clandestine Edinburgh bar to talk about his new show. Read

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd has been named the winner of The Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

Blackadder revival rumours

Blackadder revival rumours

Sir Tony Robinson has given one of the strongest hints yet about a possible Blackadder revival. Read