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Sky to launch new music panel show Bring The Noise

Thursday 3rd September 2015 @ 9:34am

Sky to launch new music panel show Bring The Noise Ricky Wilson is to host a new music-based panel show for Sky1. Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah are team captains, and Katherine Ryan a regular panellist.

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E4 announces cast for new comedy drama Aliens

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 @ 12:33pm

E4 announces cast for new comedy drama Aliens Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials living in a ghetto on Earth.

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New Al Murray Pub Landlord sitcom in development

Sunday 30th August 2015 @ 6pm

New Al Murray Pub Landlord sitcom in development A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP.

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Sam Simmons wins Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015

Saturday 29th August 2015 @ 12:46pm

Sam Simmons wins Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 Sam Simmons has won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. Sofie Hagen was named Best Newcomer and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon won the Panel Prize.

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BBC Two working on The Making Of Dad's Army drama

Friday 28th August 2015 @ 12:12pm

BBC Two working on The Making Of Dad's Army drama The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Paul Ritter and Richard Dormer will star.

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Frank Skinner to co-present history of light entertainment show

Thursday 27th August 2015 @ 5:32pm

Frank Skinner to co-present history of light entertainment show Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a BBC Four documentary about how today's TV can be traced back to the heyday of live entertainment.

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Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick team up for Radio 4

Thursday 27th August 2015 @ 9:55am

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick team up for Radio 4 Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in a new Radio 4 sketch show called Bun Club.

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ITV2 orders 4 comedies to sit alongside MOBO Awards coverage

Wednesday 26th August 2015 @ 1:07pm

ITV2 orders 4 comedies to sit alongside MOBO Awards coverage ITV2 has ordered Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. The four shows feature black, Asian and ethnic minority talent.

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Channel 4 commissions Olivia Colman sitcom Flowers

Wednesday 26th August 2015 @ 12:37am

Channel 4 commissions Olivia Colman sitcom Flowers Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt.

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ITV to bring back Cold Feet?

Tuesday 25th August 2015 @ 1:24pm

ITV to bring back Cold Feet? ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular 1998 to 2003 comedy drama about three couples in Manchester.

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BBC axes Vic & Bob's House Of Fools

Tuesday 25th August 2015 @ 10:46am

BBC axes Vic & Bob's House Of Fools House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series.

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New Blackadder revival rumours

Sunday 23rd August 2015 @ 10:53pm

New Blackadder revival rumours Sir Tony Robinson has given one of the strongest hints yet about a possible Blackadder revival.

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Andrew Lawrence gets Radio 4 sitcom

Saturday 22nd August 2015 @ 12:26pm

Andrew Lawrence gets Radio 4 sitcom Andrew Lawrence is to star in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom, There Is No Escape, alongside Diane Morgan.

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Catherine Tate to star in new hotel comedy Do Not Disturb

Thursday 20th August 2015 @ 9:37am

Catherine Tate to star in new hotel comedy Do Not Disturb TV channel Gold has commissioned a one-off hour long comedy drama set in a boutique hotel. Catherine Tate and Miles Jupp are amongst the stars.

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On The Buses star Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

Thursday 13th August 2015 @ 8:47pm

On The Buses star Stephen Lewis dies aged 88 Comedy actor Stephen Lewis, best known for playing Inspector Blake in the popular 1970s sitcom On The Buses, has died aged 88.

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