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Tuesday 26th May 2015

Buzzcocks fans upset that the show has been axed should look at our second item... good formats often do eventually come back.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

RIP Never Mind The Buzzcocks

After over 250 episodes and nearly 20 years of laughing at music, Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been axed. Read

Trigger Happy TV. Dom Joly. Image credit: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Trigger Happy TV to return

Channel 4 has confirmed it is in talks to bring back Dom Joly's hidden camera comedy format Trigger Happy TV. Read

British Comedy Guide.

Weekly Newsletter

We normally send this on a Monday, but as it was a bank holiday, it hit inboxes today instead. If you missed it... Read

Monday

 

TV Catch-Up

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

Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Nick Helm turns his personal combination of rage, self-loathing and vulnerability to look at relationships in a way that everyone can relate to: War. With the usual mix of live music and stand-up.

iPlayer   Guide

No Offence

No Offence

The Friday Street team uncover a scam encouraging people in debt to sell their kidneys on the black market, while the search for another girl abducted by the serial killer leads to a vital breakthrough in the case.

4oD   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

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

The John Moloney Show

The John Moloney Show

Featuring some one-liners, a story about the pub and a top tip to avoid trouble if you come home a little worse for wear.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Mark Steel's In Town

Mark Steel's In Town

Mark performs from the Melton Theatre in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, the "Rural Capital of Food": the home of pork pies, stilton cheese, and perhaps not surprisingly the most obese area in the county. Mark also looks into the history of fox hunting, a crime fighting milkman and the Melton Mowbray Town Estate.

iPlayer Radio   Guide

Monday
Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili discusses his acclaimed war documentary, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings... Read

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return for a third series. Greg Davies & Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

The BBC has announced six new pilots - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez. Read

Frog and Bucket plaque

Frog and Bucket plaque

The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read

John Moloney interview

John Moloney interview

John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit is different nowadays. Read