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BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

Friday 22nd May 2015 @ 10am

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong BBC One has announced the commission of a third series of Count Arthur Strong. The seven new episodes will be on TV in 2016.

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Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Thursday 21st May 2015 @ 1:21pm

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for CITV based on the popular books from Scholastic.

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Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Wednesday 20th May 2015 @ 3:12pm

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed Isy Suttie will host Series 4 of radio showcase Sketchorama, with a line-up including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, Hennessy & Friends, and Gein's Family Giftshop.

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Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Monday 18th May 2015 @ 3:12pm

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC television next month.

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Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag

Monday 18th May 2015 @ 12:46pm

Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag Tim Key, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones and Sharon Rooney are amongst the comic actors joining Jim Howick as BBC Two's Stag begins filming.

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Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered

Friday 15th May 2015 @ 4:44pm

Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered Historian Graham McCann has revealed his discovery of an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot, written by Still Open All Hours creator Roy Clarke.

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Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Flat TV gets BBC Three series

Friday 15th May 2015 @ 1:22pm

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Flat TV gets BBC Three series Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's 2014 Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series by BBC Three.

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Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Friday 15th May 2015 @ 1pm

Cuckoo returns for Series 3 BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return to screens for a third series. Greg Davies, Taylor Lautner and Helen Baxendale will all reprise their roles.

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BBC Comedy Feeds 2015 revealed

Thursday 14th May 2015 @ 11:44am

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015 revealed The BBC has announced six new comedy pilots for BBC iPlayer and BBC Three - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez.

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Trollied to return for fifth series

Monday 11th May 2015 @ 2:36pm

Trollied to return for fifth series Sky1 sitcom Trollied will be back for a fifth series, star Jason Watkins has confirmed.

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'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' to return as live stage show

Monday 11th May 2015 @ 12:01am

'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' to return as live stage show Some of the stars of hit 1990s improv TV format Whose Line Is It Anyway? are reuniting for a series of live shows in London this June.

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BAFTA TV Awards winners announced

Sunday 10th May 2015 @ 8:21pm

BAFTA TV Awards winners announced Detectorists, The Graham Norton Show, Jessica Hynes and Matt Berry were amongst the winners of the British Academy Television Awards 2015.

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Not Going Out to return for Christmas Special

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 11:42pm

Not Going Out to return for Christmas Special Lee Mack has revealed that his hit sitcom Not Going Out has not ended. It will return on BBC One for a new Christmas special.

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Crims dropped by BBC Three

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 4:46pm

Crims dropped by BBC Three BBC Three sitcom Crims has been dropped after just one series, the broadcaster has confirmed.

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Al Murray comes sixth in South Thanet election

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 11:44am

Al Murray comes sixth in South Thanet election The Pub Landlord Al Murray attracted just 318 votes in South Thanet, meanwhile comedy club boss Tommy Sheppard has been elected as an SNP MP.

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