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Interview: Alexander Armstrong brings comedy tour north

Renaissance man is a title that sits very comfortably on Alexander Armstrong's shoulders. Nothing seems to be beyond his capabilities, with the performing enjoying successful careers in acting, singing and presenting. But now, in news that will delight his legions of fans up and down the country, he is returning to his first love - live comedy. Armstrong will be coming to a Darlington Hippodrome with his new stand-up show "All Mouth and Some Trousers."

Tracey Dowson, The Northern Echo, 13th October 2019

The host reviews the best bits from four series of his Big Show. Ed Balls, Alexander Armstrong and Carol Vorderman recall playing Celeb Send to All and Gino D'Acampo relives finding McIntyre in his bedroom on Midnight Gameshow. Plus a musical number from Unexpected Star Anush Hydros.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 19th January 2019

It says much for the fuzzy nostalgia surrounding Dad's Army that this is the third of four retrospective docs to mark the sitcom's 50th anniversary. This time, Alexander Armstrong goes behind the scenes and learns how the lovably pompous Arthur Lowe had much in common with Captain Mainwaring.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 20th November 2018

Don't panic! To mark the 50th anniversary of one of the UK's most beloved - and most repeated - sitcoms, Alexander Armstrong hosts this four-part deep dive into the Home Guard hit. This first instalment details the show's wobbly start, from casting tensions to battles over the iconic title sequence.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 6th November 2018

Inside the new documentary celebrating Dad's Army

Rare archive footage, cast and crew interviews - and a little help from Radio Times - elevate this 50th anniversary series on Gold.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 6th November 2018

It is a mystery why Alexander Armstrong has not been hired as permanent chair of the spontaneous satirical news quiz - it feels made for his wry timing. In the first of a new run, the comedian, gameshow host and would-be opera singer resumes the role of guest referee, attempting to control captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, plus BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and comedian-actor Josh Widdicombe. Hislop is already licking his chops at the prospect of lampooning a shambolic few weeks in British politics.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 5th October 2018

Armstrong & Miller reunite to host ITV comedy and magic special

Sketch duo Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller are to reunite to host We Are Most Amused And Amazed, an ITV show to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prince Charles.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd October 2018

The Imitation Game review

This could have so easily been car crash telly, but in fact overall it wasn't too bad an effort.

Andy Lloyd, Telly Binge, 6th September 2018