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Jack Whitehall to host Channel 4's Feeling Nuts special

Tuesday 16th September 2014 @ 2:42pm

Jack Whitehall to host Channel 4's Feeling Nuts special Jack Whitehall is to host Feeling Nuts, a one-off Channel 4 comedy show which aims to help spread understanding of the risks of testicular cancer.

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Jon Richardson engaged to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont

Tuesday 16th September 2014 @ 12:45pm

Jon Richardson engaged to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up comedian Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. She has accepted his proposal.

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Filming begins on Still Open All Hours series

Tuesday 16th September 2014 @ 11:36am

Filming begins on Still Open All Hours series A full series of Still Open All Hours is now filming with cameras rolling in Doncaster. All the main cast from the Christmas special are due to return.

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W1A to return for Series 2

Monday 15th September 2014 @ 2:54pm

W1A to return for Series 2 W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015.

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Ricky Gervais confirms Derek will end with final special

Monday 15th September 2014 @ 11:25am

Ricky Gervais confirms Derek will end with final special Ricky Gervais says he will stick to his "usual formula of two series and a special" for his Channel 4 show Derek, signalling the show will end soon.

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Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

Friday 12th September 2014 @ 10:53am

Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90 Acclaimed actor Sir Donald Sinden CBE, star of sitcoms Never The Twain and Two's Company, has died at the age of 90.

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BBC Three orders Siblings Series 2

Wednesday 10th September 2014 @ 1:12pm

BBC Three orders Siblings Series 2 Siblings, the sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton as a lazy and self-centred sister and brother, is to return for a second series.

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Michael Palin to narrate Clangers revival

Sunday 7th September 2014 @ 11:59pm

Michael Palin to narrate Clangers revival Michael Palin has been revealed as the narrator of a revived series of classic childrens' animation series Clangers, due on air next year.

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Comedy stars to record Good Omens series on Radio 4

Friday 5th September 2014 @ 1:06pm

Comedy stars to record Good Omens series on Radio 4 Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz are amongst those involved in the new Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's classic book Good Omens.

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British Comedy Awards adds internet video category

Friday 5th September 2014 @ 10:30am

British Comedy Awards adds internet video category A new category to recognise the best online comedy videos is being added to The British Comedy Awards. A voting website is now active.

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BBC iPlayer to screen Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy

Thursday 4th September 2014 @ 6:43pm

BBC iPlayer to screen Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy Frankie Boyle is to present a one-off comedy show about the Scottish referendum vote. It will be shown exclusively on the iPlayer.

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Gold commissions 'Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live'

Thursday 4th September 2014 @ 9:30am

Gold commissions 'Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live' TV channel Gold has commissioned a 90 minute documentary film about Monty Python's live stage shows, from 1971 to their recent reunion performances.

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Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights to return as a live show?

Saturday 30th August 2014 @ 11:37am

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights to return as a live show? Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing his hit sitcom Phoenix Nights back for some live shows for Comic Relief.

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Hancock's Half Hour star Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Friday 29th August 2014 @ 10:24am

Hancock's Half Hour star Bill Kerr dies aged 92 Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick in Hancock's Half Hour, has died at the age of 92.

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Frankie Boyle criticises TV comedy

Saturday 23rd August 2014 @ 8:23pm

Frankie Boyle criticises TV comedy Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioners for not taking risks, and criticised Mock The Week for no longer talking about important topics.

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