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HIGNFY exec producer dismisses left-wing bias claims

Have I Got News For You's executive producer Richard Wilson, who admits that he himself is right-wing, defended the organisation saying the problem isn't BBC bias, but a lack of Conservative comics.

Victoria Bell, Yahoo, 6th September 2020

The future of jokes

With the threat of social media outrage seemingly ever-present, what we will laugh at in the future and where we will do it?

Tristram Fane Saunders, The Telegraph, 3rd September 2020

One Foot In The Grave's Victor Meldrew to return

Richard Wilson is to revive his famous One Foot In The Grave character Victor Meldrew for a two-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 17th April 2016

Richard Wilson: "I've missed being Victor Meldrew"

Richard Wilson was in his mid-50s when he first played Victor Meldrew, the mischief-making misanthrope of TV's One Foot in the Grave, 25 years ago. At the time he felt he was too young to play a grumpy old man. Now, on the cusp of 80, Wilson has decided to play Victor once more for a limited run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage, 21st March 2016

Q&A: Richard Wilson

What I most dislike about my appearance is that it's ageing by the hour.

Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian, 27th February 2016

Radio Times review

It's "Black" Christmas Eve at the discount supermarket Valco: as well as bargains being snapped up by hordes of feral shoppers, there are new and familiar faces in the sitcom that attracts top-quality comic actors, then doesn't do quite enough with them. Gavin (Jason Watkins) has become a Scrooge-like hard man, denying his staff a party and prowling around for vulnerable team members he can corral into working on Christmas Day. Will the return of Julie (Jane Horrocks), the tender guidance of rival store manager Cheryl (Sarah Parish) or the arrival of mysterious head-office enforcer Frank (Richard Wilson) lead to a softening of his spirit?

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 16th December 2015

Matt Lucas to star in BBC's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Matt Lucas will take on the role of Bottom in a new BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other comedy actors involved include Richard Wilson.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd September 2015

Richard Wilson to play Victor Meldrew again

Richard Wilson is to reprise his role as grumpy One Foot In The Grave character Victor Meldrew in a one-off stage performance.

British Comedy Guide, 17th September 2015

How we made One Foot in the Grave

Richard Wilson and Doreen Mantle discuss One Foot In The Grave.

Andrew Dickson, The Guardian, 25th August 2015

'We'll have Clarkson back on HIGNFY when he's ready'

Executive producer Richard Wilson on why he would like to book Jeremy Paxman as a guest host on Have I Got News For You - and not marking 25 years of the show.

Tara Conlan, The Guardian, 12th April 2015

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