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Gyles Brandreth talks about being part of a pornography commission

Gyles Brandreth has talked about the time he and Cliff Richard were asked to be part of a commission looking into pornography.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd June 2023

Barry Cryer biography penned by his son to be published this autumn

Barry Cryer, who died last year, is to be commemorated in a new biography by his son Bob, with Barry Cryer: Same Time Tomorrow? The Life And Laughs Of A Comedy Legend featuring exclusive family photos, extracts from recordings and interviews with Cryer's friends and colleagues, including Sandi Toksvig, Rob Brydon and Judi Dench.

British Comedy Guide, 7th June 2023

Allelujah, review

A moving love letter to the NHS set in a world of death and incontinence.

Geoffrey Macnab, i Newspaper, 17th March 2023

Allelujah review

Starry NHS hospital drama is less than scalpel-sharp.

Danny Leigh, The Financial Times, 16th March 2023

Allelujah, Alan Bennett's 2018 play about the ailing fortunes of a geriatric hospital, gets a tonally bizarre big screen adaptation courtesy of Call The Midwife creator Heidi Thomas and director Richard Eyre. A slew of beloved British stage and screen stars - among them Judi Dench and Derek Jacobi - play the hospital's ailing patients, while Jennifer Saunders (as a ward nurse), Russell Tovey (as a government management consultant) and Bally Gill (as an immigrant doctor) attend to the plot, which revolves around the cash-strapped hospital's viability. Tovey gets a couple of good scenes, but a last-minute swerve into The Good Nurse territory doesn't come off at all.

Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 15th March 2023

Goodbye Baz: how stars celebrated the life of Barry Cryer

Friends, fans and family of Barry Cryer gathered in London's West End last night to remember the great gagsmith at a star-studded memorial gig.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 14th June 2022

Off the Rails, review

There's plenty of Blondie in Jules Williamson's film, but precious little innovation - and couldn't they give Judi Dench more to do?

The Telegraph, 22nd July 2021

Red Nose Day 2021 is on Friday 19th March

Red Nose Day 2021 has been confirmed for Friday 19th March. Highlights of the Comic Relief fundraising day will include Dawn French as the Vicar of Dibley and a new instalment of the sitcom Staged.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd February 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Shallow but fun.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 15th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Noël Coward's play gets a ferocious mauling in this witless reinvention.

Kevin Maher, The Times, 14th January 2021

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