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Laurence Howarth

Corbyn sketch writer Laurence Howarth speaks out against censorship

Laurence Howarth, whose sketches about Jeremy Corbyn on Tracey Breaks The News, has discussed the sketches and spoken out against attempts to censor criticism of the Labour leader.

British Comedy Guide, 21st June 2018

There's bias among our writers, admits BBC satirist

The script editor of Radio 4's Dead Ringers has admitted there may be an inherent anti-Brexit bias in the satirical show.

Chortle, 16th June 2018

Tracey Ullman's Corbyn sketch attracts antisemitic slurs

A Jeremy Corbyn sketch from Tracey Breaks The News has gone viral, and attracted a backlash laced with antisemitic accusations from the politician's far left supporters.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2018

Radio comedies up for BBC Audio Awards 2018

Shows starring Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, John Finnemore, Marcus Brigstocke, David Jason and Jocelyn Jee Esien are amongst the nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2017

Share this page Dead Ringers: Writing the referendum

With the referendum, the resignation of David Cameron, the installation of a new PM and a Labour leadership challenge, Radio 4's topical impressions show Dead Ringers has been on air through arguably the most turbulent period British politics has seen in a generation. As they put together the final episode of the series, producer Bill Dare and script editor Laurence Howarth reflect on reacting to the changing news, every Friday at 6.30pm.

BBC, 22nd July 2016

This is no ordinary sitcom. Laurence Howarth's likeable hero is Simon (played by Darren Boyd) an arms dealer. He's a nice man who always tries to see the other side of any argument and whom luck, or perhaps even a higher power, preserves. A big American arms firm, the best in the world, the most ubiquitous, the McDonald's of munitions, enters the takeover market. So he puts in for redundancy from his own employer, expecting a payout, longing for the day when he can give it all up and write music. Fate, however, has other plans. First of four episodes.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 4th November 2010

Garry Richardson was last week declared by a listener to Today to be the real Alan Partridge, which is a bit unfair to all the other sports reporters who must have gone into the making of Steve Coogan's fictional broadcaster. And yet, and yet... There's something about Garry's hosting of this sports 'n' jokes show which might well mark him out as chief contender for the Partridge crown. Joining him to fling wisecracks at the World Cup and all else sporting are writer-performers Laurence Howarth, Richie Webb and Dave (the voice of Come Dine with Me) Lamb.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 10th June 2010

Laurence Howarth on Causing Offence

Safety Catch writer Laurence Howarth talks about the complaints the first series attracted.

Laurence Howarth, The Guardian, 29th October 2008