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Comedians to play darts for Comic Relief series

Tuesday 29th July 2014 @ 2:20pm

Comedians to play darts for Comic Relief series Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC TV series linked to Comic Relief.

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Still Game looks set to return to TV

Saturday 26th July 2014 @ 4:01pm

Still Game looks set to return to TV Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to the BBC.

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Al Murray to take over ITV adverts

Friday 25th July 2014 @ 2:28pm

Al Murray to take over ITV adverts A group of comedians including Al Murray and Andi Osho will take over an entire advert break during ITV's soap opera Emmerdale.

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E4 orders Bad Robots hidden camera show

Thursday 24th July 2014 @ 10:39am

E4 orders Bad Robots hidden camera show E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show in which various electronic machines are rigged up to prank members of the public.

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Actress Dora Bryan dies aged 91

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 @ 4:42pm

Actress Dora Bryan dies aged 91 Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies as diverse as Catterick, dinnerladies, and Carry On Sergeant, has died.

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Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire

Monday 21st July 2014 @ 3:59pm

Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire.

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Some Girls Series 3 begins filming

Thursday 17th July 2014 @ 5:26pm

Some Girls Series 3 begins filming Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls.

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Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune

Thursday 17th July 2014 @ 10:20am

Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune.

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Give Out Girls switches to Comedy Central

Wednesday 16th July 2014 @ 3:15pm

Give Out Girls switches to Comedy Central Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central.

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Nina Conti to present BBC Two comedy variety show

Thursday 10th July 2014 @ 7:12pm

Nina Conti to present BBC Two comedy variety show Nina Conti is to present a new BBC Two show called Nina Conti's Va-Va-Riety Show. The programme is described as 'a modern take on the traditional variety show'.

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Rhod Gilbert is new Never Mind The Buzzcocks host

Wednesday 9th July 2014 @ 4:26pm

Rhod Gilbert is new Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new permanent host of music-based panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

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Radio 4 is bringing back Dead Ringers

Tuesday 8th July 2014 @ 12:28pm

Radio 4 is bringing back Dead Ringers Radio 4 is reviving its hit impressions show Dead Ringers after a break of 7 years. A new series starts at the end of this month.

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E4 to screen Almost Royal series

Monday 7th July 2014 @ 10:37am

E4 to screen Almost Royal series E4 is to show Almost Royal, the BBC America comedy series in which two actors travel around the US pretending to be distant descendants of the Royal Family.

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BBC wants Mrs Brown's Boys chat show

Sunday 6th July 2014 @ 4:29pm

BBC wants Mrs Brown's Boys chat show The BBC is reportedly looking into the possibility of a chat show hosted by Brendan O'Carroll in the guise of Mrs Brown.

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Horrible Histories Series 6 in planning

Friday 4th July 2014 @ 9pm

Horrible Histories Series 6 in planning Hit, multi-award winning childrens' sketch series Horrible Histories may return to screens for a sixth series. But not with the same cast.

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