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Still Open All Hours ends with 8 million viewers

Monday 26th January 2015 @ 3:32pm

Still Open All Hours ends with 8 million viewers The first series of revived sitcom Still Open All Hours came to a close last night with a peak of over 8 million viewers.

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014 results announced

Monday 26th January 2015 @ 1:30pm

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014 results announced The results of the ninth annual Comedy.co.uk Awards have been announced, with Cabin Pressure writer John Finnemore the biggest winner of the year.

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Reality TV panel show coming to ITV2

Friday 23rd January 2015 @ 4:45pm

Reality TV panel show coming to ITV2 ITV2 has ordered a brand new panel show focussed on the world of reality television, to be hosted by Stephen Mulhern with team captains Emma Willis and Joel Dommett.

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BBC announces iPlayer Valentine's comedies

Friday 23rd January 2015 @ 3:03pm

BBC announces iPlayer Valentine's comedies The BBC has announced a set of 9 new iPlayer comedy programmes to mark Valentine's Day 2015. Contributors include Sara Pascoe, Roy Clarke, Nick Helm, Modern Toss and Bill Bailey.

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Sky unveils Moone Boy Series 3 guest stars

Thursday 22nd January 2015 @ 11:09am

Sky unveils Moone Boy Series 3 guest stars Sky has announced a raft of guest stars for the third series of hit sitcom Moone Boy, which begins in March - including Sir Terry Wogan.

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BBC axes new sitcom The Walshes

Wednesday 21st January 2015 @ 7:23pm

BBC axes new sitcom The Walshes The BBC has axed new sitcom The Walshes, prompting writer Graham Linehan to complain they didn't give it any publicity.

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Rich Fulcher to pilot sitcom about an adult shop

Tuesday 20th January 2015 @ 11:58am

Rich Fulcher to pilot sitcom about an adult shop Mighty Boosh actor Rich Fulcher is to star in a Channel 4 sitcom pilot set around a struggling family-run sex shop.

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Mr Bean to return for Comic Relief 2015

Tuesday 20th January 2015 @ 11:21am

Mr Bean to return for Comic Relief 2015 Rowan Atkinson is to return as Mr Bean for a new sketch for Comic Relief 2015.

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Katherine Ryan to pilot new comedy format

Monday 19th January 2015 @ 5:36pm

Katherine Ryan to pilot new comedy format Canadian comic Katherine Ryan is to host a pilot episode for her own series, The Katherine Ryan Show.

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Stephen Mangan to play pregnant man in new Sky show

Monday 19th January 2015 @ 10:59am

Stephen Mangan to play pregnant man in new Sky show Stephen Mangan is to play a pregnant man in Birthday, a comic drama for Sky Arts based on the sell-out 2012 Royal Court play.

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Channel 4 confirm final series of Fresh Meat

Friday 16th January 2015 @ 12:35pm

Channel 4 confirm final series of Fresh Meat Channel 4 has confirmed it has ordered eight more episodes of university-based comedy drama Fresh Meat. Series 4 will be the final series though.

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Al Murray's Pub Landlord to stand for Parliament against Nigel Farage

Wednesday 14th January 2015 @ 4:59pm

Al Murray's Pub Landlord to stand for Parliament against Nigel Farage The Pub Landlord - aka Al Murray - is to stand as an MP in the Kent constituency of South Thanet, against UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

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Chris Ramsey and Channel 4 developing new weekly comedy show

Tuesday 13th January 2015 @ 8:02pm

Chris Ramsey and Channel 4 developing new weekly comedy show Chris Ramsey is working on a comedy show for Channel 4 called Too Much Information, based around the endless stream of news and trends on the internet.

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Vicar Of Dibley to return for Red Nose Day

Sunday 11th January 2015 @ 11:08pm

Vicar Of Dibley to return for Red Nose Day Hit sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley is to be revived for Comic Relief's 2015 Red Nose Day, as Geraldine aims to become a bishop.

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Sky1 commissions comedy thriller Apocalypse Slough

Thursday 8th January 2015 @ 12pm

Sky1 commissions comedy thriller Apocalypse Slough Sky has ordered a comedy drama about characters from Slough, faced with the end of the world as an 8-mile-wide comet hurtles toward Earth.

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New Pilots

That's Rich

That's Rich

Sitcom pilot written by and starring Rich Fulcher. The comedy is set around a struggling adult shop. Guide

The Katherine Ryan Show

The Katherine Ryan Show

New comedy show hosted by Katherine Ryan, focusing on the "insane world of celebrity". Guide

Chris Ramsey's Too Much Information

Chris Ramsey's Too Much Information

New satirical, weekly comedy show starring Chris Ramsey. Guide

Space Ark

Space Ark

Sitcom pilot about a crew living on a spaceship that managed to escape Earth before it was destroyed. Guide

Flowers

Flowers

Comedy about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. Stars Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt. Guide

Educating Bitchfield

Educating Bitchfield

Sitcom spoof of the Education Yorkshire school documentary series. Guide

Sheriffs

Sheriffs

Sitcom about a group of bailiffs, by Arthur Mathews. Guide

Meme, Myself & I

Meme, Myself & I

A new format hosted by Tom Rosenthal, based on social media and our online habits. Guide

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