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Linehan won't work with C4 unless they show IT Crowd ep

Graham Linehan says that he won't work with Channel 4 again until they "reinstate" a transphobic episode of The IT Crowd. The Irish writer, who also created Father Ted and Black Books, wrote the season three episode "The Speech", which is currently unable to stream on Channel 4's website.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 9th October 2020

Armstrong & Miller 'stand in solidarity' with Rowling

Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller, previously a comedy double-act, were among more than 50 public figures and anti-trans campaigners who signed the letter published in The Sunday Times, which condemns the "insidious, authoritarian and misogynistic" opposition to JK Rowling on social media. Other people in the world of comedy who signed the letter include Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews, Griff Rhys Jones, Craig Brown, Francis Wheen, Jimmy Mulville, Frances Barber and James Dreyfus.

Nick Duffy, Pink News, 28th September 2020

Graham Linehan: "I'll be proven right"

He's the creator of some of our most treasured sitcoms, but he's also now 'the most hated man on the internet'. Has it all been worth it?

Guy Kelly, The Telegraph, 11th July 2020

Graham Linehan ban reaction: Twitter, where 2 + 2 = 5

Do you - like the overwhelming majority of people - believe that men aren't women, that biological sex is real? Well then, you better keep it to yourself, on Twitter anyway.

Spiked, 27th June 2020

Graham Linehan suspended from Twitter

Last week, the Father Ted co-creator briefly lost his blue tick verification after several of his tweets accusing an LGBTQ+ group of grooming were reported; however, he later regained his verification and a Twitter spokesperson said he had been unverified in error. But now, Linehan's @glinner account appears to have been suspended entirely.

Emma Kelly, Metro, 27th June 2020

Great episodes: Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse

This year marks twenty-five years of Father Ted, so what better way to commemorate this milestone than to take a look back at arguably the most iconic episode of the series? It's time for another 'Undeniably Great Episode of British Comedy' and this time we're looking at the episode - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse!

Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 2nd May 2020

Dermot Morgan, remembered by his friends

As Craggy Island's idiot priest turns 25, Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews pay tribute to the late comedy livewire who brought him to life

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 21st April 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Father Ted's hilarity

Twenty-five years ago today, a phenomenon burst upon our television screens. The first showing of Father Ted on Channel 4 brought us the strange and very, very funny world of Craggy Island and its trio of priests with their housekeeper.

Martin Hannan, The National, 21st April 2020