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Katherine Parkinson to star in ITV sitcom pilot

Thursday 17th April 2014 @ 9:39pm

Katherine Parkinson to star in ITV sitcom pilot Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Tompkinson and Ralf Little are to star as mismatched housemates in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV.

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Julia Davis creates new pilot for Channel 4

Thursday 17th April 2014 @ 1:39pm

Julia Davis creates new pilot for Channel 4 Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host for Channel 4, called Morning Has Broken.

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Dom Joly to re-make Trigger Happy TV in America again

Thursday 17th April 2014 @ 12:52pm

Dom Joly to re-make Trigger Happy TV in America again Dom Joly is reportedly having a second go at re-making his hidden camera show Trigger Happy TV for American audiences.

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Dave orders a second series of Ross Noble Freewheeling

Wednesday 16th April 2014 @ 6:58pm

Dave orders a second series of Ross Noble Freewheeling Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees stand-up comedian Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return to channel Dave.

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Frankie Boyle to star in wildlife documentary sitcom pilot

Wednesday 16th April 2014 @ 12:10pm

Frankie Boyle to star in wildlife documentary sitcom pilot Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wild Life, a new sitcom pilot about a TV documentary crew that is aiming to film wolves in Sweden.

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British Forces Broadcasting Service launches sketch show

Sunday 13th April 2014 @ 8:01pm

British Forces Broadcasting Service launches sketch show BFBS Radio, the station set up to broadcast to British armed forces around the world, is launching a new sketch show called Damn The Torpedoes!.

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BBC orders a second series of Michael McIntyre's Chat Show

Saturday 12th April 2014 @ 4:54pm

BBC orders a second series of Michael McIntyre's Chat Show The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. The stand-up comedian will return to BBC One later in the year for more episodes.

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Comedy Blaps: Roisin Conaty, Liam Williams and Pond launch

Friday 11th April 2014 @ 8:49pm

Comedy Blaps: Roisin Conaty, Liam Williams and Pond launch Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. The shows star Roisin Conaty, Liam Williams and Rufus Jones.

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Russell Kane to host viral videos pilot

Thursday 10th April 2014 @ 7:11pm

Russell Kane to host viral videos pilot Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete to present the best viral video clips from around the world.

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Jason Manford to narrate football shows for Dave

Thursday 10th April 2014 @ 2:43pm

Jason Manford to narrate football shows for Dave Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based clip shows ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

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BBC Two orders new series from Paul Whitehouse

Tuesday 8th April 2014 @ 10:20am

BBC Two orders new series from Paul Whitehouse BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 character-based comedy.

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BAFTA Awards 2014 - comedy nominations

Monday 7th April 2014 @ 10:53am

BAFTA Awards 2014 - comedy nominations The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA awards. Other nominees include Count Arthur Strong, Him & Her and Toast Of London.

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Top sitcom writer Bob Larbey has died

Friday 4th April 2014 @ 8:47pm

Top sitcom writer Bob Larbey has died Bob Larbey, one of Britain's most prolific sitcom writers with credits including The Good Life and As Time Goes By, has died aged 79.

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Comedy Central UK to launch new comedy website

Thursday 3rd April 2014 @ 6:49pm

Comedy Central UK to launch new comedy website Comedy Central has hired a former editor of Heat magazine to set up a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring big name celebs'.

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Monty Python release new song and announce final live show

Thursday 3rd April 2014 @ 6:30pm

Monty Python release new song and announce final live show Monty Python have released a music video for new music track The Silly Walks Song and announced that they will not tour their new live show.

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New Pilots

Semi Detached

Semi Detached

ITV sitcom pilot about four adults who end up sharing a house even though they have nothing in common. Guide

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Comedy pilot written by and starring Julia Davis as a daytime TV presenter with work and personal problems. Guide

Wild Life

Wild Life

Sitcom about a five-person documentary crew filming a nature programme on location in Scandinavia. Guide

Vidiots

Vidiots

Panel show based around viral clips, hosted by Russell Kane. Guide

Private Parts

Private Parts

Sitcom set in a hotel, written by Simon Nye. Guide

The Javone Prince Show

The Javone Prince Show

Sketch show hosted by PhoneShop star Javone Prince. Guide

Rudy's Rare Records

Rudy's Rare Records

A TV version of the Radio 4 sitcom starring Lenny Henry. Guide

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

A sitcom pilot written by Elliott Kerrigan, one of the winners of the Trans Comedy Award. Stars include Denise Welch and Janine Duvitski. Guide

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