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Ricky Gervais to write and direct new Hollywood film

Friday 31st October 2014 @ 1:29pm

Ricky Gervais to write and direct new Hollywood film Ricky Gervais will write and direct Special Correspondents, a new movie about a war correspondent 'faking it' from the comfort of New York.

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New quiz show pilot for Robert Webb

Thursday 30th October 2014 @ 6:03pm

New quiz show pilot for Robert Webb Robert Webb will host the pilot episode for a new quiz show, it has been announced.

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Liam Mullone to present Radio 4 pilot of disappointment

Thursday 30th October 2014 @ 5:42pm

Liam Mullone to present Radio 4 pilot of disappointment Radio 4 is to pilot a new comedy "tackling the universal theme that sums up all human endeavour... disappointment", hosted by Liam Mullone.

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Tom Rosenthal to host new social-media comedy pilot

Thursday 30th October 2014 @ 5:21pm

Tom Rosenthal to host new social-media comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner star Tom Rosenthal is to host a comedy pilot focusing on social media and our online behaviour.

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Jason Manford to star in The Producers tour

Friday 24th October 2014 @ 9am

Jason Manford to star in The Producers tour Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers.

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Miranda Hart confirms an end to her hit sitcom

Thursday 23rd October 2014 @ 5:26pm

Miranda Hart confirms an end to her hit sitcom Miranda Hart has confirmed that the upcoming two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom, Miranda, will be the show's finale.

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Missing 'At Last The 1948 Show' episodes found

Thursday 23rd October 2014 @ 1:08am

Missing 'At Last The 1948 Show' episodes found Two previously missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered in the personal collection of Sir David Frost.

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Kirsty Wark to host Radio 4 sketch show exploring the future

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 @ 7:48pm

Kirsty Wark to host Radio 4 sketch show exploring the future Journalist and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will host a new Radio 4 sketch show skewering the possibilities of the future.

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Still Game Live to get TV broadcast

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 @ 2:16pm

Still Game Live to get TV broadcast The hit stage show Still Game Live, based on the BBC Scotland sitcom, will be broadcast on television next month.

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Filming starts on new Comedy Central sitcom Brotherhood

Tuesday 21st October 2014 @ 11:05am

Filming starts on new Comedy Central sitcom Brotherhood Series production has commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Johnny Flynn and Ben Ashenden star.

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Cast announced for David Walliams's Boy In The Dress

Tuesday 21st October 2014 @ 10:25am

Cast announced for David Walliams's Boy In The Dress Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny, Meera Syal and Steve Spiers are amongst the cast for David Walliams's festive comedy The Boy In The Dress.

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Russell Kane to appear in rom-com Scottish Mussel

Monday 20th October 2014 @ 10:25pm

Russell Kane to appear in rom-com Scottish Mussel Stand-up comedian Russell Kane will appear alongside Joe Thomas in a new British rom-com film, marking his first screen acting role.

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ITV recommissions Sunday Night At The Palladium

Sunday 19th October 2014 @ 9:08pm

ITV recommissions Sunday Night At The Palladium ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format.

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Big School writers The Dawson Bros create US sitcom

Friday 17th October 2014 @ 2:29pm

Big School writers The Dawson Bros create US sitcom Prolific British comedy writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC in America.

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America has another go at re-making The IT Crowd

Friday 17th October 2014 @ 9:25am

America has another go at re-making The IT Crowd A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is working on a NBC pilot.

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New Pilots

Meme, Myself & I

Meme, Myself & I

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

Benchmark

Benchmark

Comedy quiz show pilot hosted by Paddy McGuinness. Guide

Very British Problems

Very British Problems

TV series based on the @SoVeryBritish Twitter feed. Guide

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Comedy about the lingerie retailer Ann Summers. Guide

Bring Me Sunshine

Bring Me Sunshine

Comedy game show hosted by Jason Manford is which a holiday can be won. Guide

Joe Lycett's Hall Of Shame

Joe Lycett's Hall Of Shame

Joe Lycett hosts a panel show about our most shameful moments. Guide

WitTank

WitTank

Sitcom for E4 starring the sketch group WitTank. Guide

You Should See My Family

You Should See My Family

A hybrid comedy format described as a 'real life Outnumbered'. Guide

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