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Christopher Lloyd joins Crackanory Series 3

Saturday 25th July 2015 @ 12:41pm

Christopher Lloyd joins Crackanory Series 3 Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with readers set to include Back To The Future star Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Millican and Greg Davies.

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Robert Lindsay to star in antiques shop sitcom Bull

Thursday 23rd July 2015 @ 9:56am

Robert Lindsay to star in antiques shop sitcom Bull Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop.

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Henry Winkler to return in third series of Hank Zipzer

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 @ 2:48pm

Henry Winkler to return in third series of Hank Zipzer Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of his comedy drama, Hank Zipzer.

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You're Back In The Room recommissioned

Tuesday 21st July 2015 @ 1:52pm

You're Back In The Room recommissioned Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room, in which contestants compete for cash whilst under hypnosis.

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Spitting Image to return?

Sunday 19th July 2015 @ 9:10am

Spitting Image to return? Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, possibly as an online show.

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Bluestone 42 ends

Wednesday 15th July 2015 @ 6:41pm

Bluestone 42 ends The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that there will be no further series of the popular sitcom.

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Sketch group Absolutely to return to Radio 4

Wednesday 15th July 2015 @ 4:19pm

Sketch group Absolutely to return to Radio 4 Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show in the 1990s, are making a new series for Radio 4.

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Big School ends, as David Walliams makes BBC sketch show

Monday 13th July 2015 @ 4:26pm

Big School ends, as David Walliams makes BBC sketch show It's been confirmed that Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a new sketch show instead.

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Sue Johnston to star in new Sky1 football sitcom Rovers

Thursday 9th July 2015 @ 12:09pm

Sue Johnston to star in new Sky1 football sitcom Rovers Sky1 is making Rovers, a sitcom set in the clubhouse of a lower league football club. Written by Joe Wilkinson and David Earl, stars include Sue Johnston.

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Sky orders 8 more Agatha Raisin episodes

Thursday 9th July 2015 @ 11:36am

Sky orders 8 more Agatha Raisin episodes Ashley Jensen will return to Sky1 for 8 more episodes of Agatha Raisin, the comedy drama based on the books of MC Beaton.

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Very British Problems get Channel 4 series

Thursday 9th July 2015 @ 10:46am

Very British Problems get Channel 4 series The popular Twitter feed 'Very British Problems' has been given a TV series by Channel 4. James Corden and Ruth Jones are amongst the stars.

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The Brittas Empire looks set to return to TV

Wednesday 8th July 2015 @ 8:29am

The Brittas Empire looks set to return to TV Chris Barrie has revealed that a new episode of the leisure centre sitcom The Brittas Empire has been written, with the BBC confirming a special is indeed in development.

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Channel 4 orders hypnotic prank show pilot Look Into My Eyes

Tuesday 7th July 2015 @ 12:33pm

Channel 4 orders hypnotic prank show pilot Look Into My Eyes Channel 4 has ordered Look Into My Eyes, a comedic prank show pilot starring 21 year-old magician and hypnotist Archie Manners.

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Marc Wootton to bring back Shirley Ghostman for live shows

Monday 6th July 2015 @ 4:42pm

Marc Wootton to bring back Shirley Ghostman for live shows Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October.

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Audible creates 5 sitcom pilots

Monday 6th July 2015 @ 4:18pm

Audible creates 5 sitcom pilots Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five free British sitcom pilots. Stars include Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu and Hugh Dennis.

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