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Holly Willoughby to host new ITV panel show

Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 1:59pm

Holly Willoughby to host new ITV panel show Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a new comedy panel show for ITV focused on the world of sport.

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ITV2 to show Keith Lemon's Back To The Future Tribute

Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ 12:08am

ITV2 to show Keith Lemon's Back To The Future Tribute The character Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first Back To The Future film.

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Comedy Central reveal Russell Howard's new show

Tuesday 24th March 2015 @ 5:20pm

Comedy Central reveal Russell Howard's new show Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Doc Brown, Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson.

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BBC Two orders Charlie Brooker election special

Tuesday 24th March 2015 @ 12:39pm

BBC Two orders Charlie Brooker election special Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the May General Election with a new Wipe special focusing on the political campaign.

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Filming starts on Series 7 of Doc Martin

Monday 23rd March 2015 @ 9:05pm

Filming starts on Series 7 of Doc Martin Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV comedy drama.

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Frankie Boyle to return to iPlayer with post-election special

Monday 23rd March 2015 @ 1:38pm

Frankie Boyle to return to iPlayer with post-election special Frankie Boyle will follow the popularity of his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer programme about the May General Election.

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ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

Friday 20th March 2015 @ 6:52pm

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3 ITV2 has ordered a third series of Plebs, the Ancient Rome based sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson.

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BBC Two orders Jack Dee's Help Desk

Thursday 19th March 2015 @ 3:12pm

BBC Two orders Jack Dee's Help Desk BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series in which Jack Dee and a panel of comedians attempt to offer advice to help solve audience members' problems.

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Michael McIntyre developing two series for BBC One

Thursday 19th March 2015 @ 2:03pm

Michael McIntyre developing two series for BBC One Michael McIntyre is working on two new series for BBC One, however his chat show format won't return to the channel after all.

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Harry and Paul win at Royal Television Society Awards

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 10:45pm

Harry and Paul win at Royal Television Society Awards Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse won two gongs at the RTS Awards, whilst Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton picked up an acting award.

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Jeremy Clarkson still booked for Have I Got News For You

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 1:01pm

Jeremy Clarkson still booked for Have I Got News For You Jeremy Clarkson, who is currently suspended from presenting Top Gear, is still booked to act as a guest presenter on Have I Got News For You.

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Rik Mayall honoured at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 11:59am

Rik Mayall honoured at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards The late Rik Mayall has been named as the recipient of this year's Leicester Comedy Festival 'Legend Of Comedy' award. Other winners at the awards include Romesh Ranganathan.

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Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse plan live tour

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 11:28am

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse plan live tour Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are planning their first ever live tour together. The working title of the show is: Harry & Paul: Legends.

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BBC orders another Professor Branestawm special

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 11:05am

BBC orders another Professor Branestawm special Harry Hill will return as eccentric inventor Professor Branestawm for another one-off BBC TV special in December 2015.

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Chortle Awards 2015 winners revealed

Tuesday 17th March 2015 @ 12:34am

Chortle Awards 2015 winners revealed Bridget Christie and James Acaster are amongst the winners at the 2015 Chortle Awards.

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