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In which celebrities are hurled headlong and baffled into Harry Hill's new comedy panel show. Comedian Micky Flanagan, Robert Peston, Corrie's Sally Dynevor and erstwhile jumpsuit enthusiast Anneka Rice make up the first two teams, tasked with saving the planet from an alien invasion. Because why not?

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 14th April 2018

TV review, Cunk on Britain (BBC2)

A brilliant puncturing of television histories.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 4th April 2018

TV review: Cunk On Britain, BBC2

The dimwits are taking over. Philomena Cunk, alias Diane Morgan, finally gets a whole series in which she has the chance to look at the entire history of Britain, interview various experts and, while she is at it, get things hopelessly, hilariously wrong.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 31st March 2018

The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom review

The message running through the evening was that, following the example of Jo Cox, we should seek to set aside our differences and remember what we have in common.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 17th June 2017

Red Nose Day Actually review

Despite all the celeb cameos the charity update of Richard Curtis's romcom was bafflingly weak. But ultimately its job wasn't to get laughs - it was to help people.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 25th March 2017

Robert Peston: News at Ten's time shift may be reversed

ITV political editor says channel's new topical entertainment show will have to win audience quickly to keep 10pm slot.

Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian, 26th February 2017

Video: a pest on The Vote Now Show

As listeners will have heard on Wednesday night, BBC Business Editor Robert Peston made a guest appearance on The Vote Now Show, where he was interviewed by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

David Thair, BBC Comedy, 23rd April 2010

With jokes about hands chopped off for thievery and Jihad's Army, Omid Djalili makes the most of his Iranian on the loose in England status. But thankfully The Moid Djalili Show is not just an exercise in potshotting easy targets, it's actually sharply observed comedy show through with laughs.

Though Djalili delights in satirising his own heritage, including a near-the-knuckle gag about how in the Middle East the Samaritans isn't a helpline 'it's a recruitment centre', he's actually at his best when he strays away from his roots. A jive-talking Henry VIII was an oddball highlight, as was an impression of a Somalian pirate captain with a random Nigerian accent. But best of all was Credit Crunch: The Opera which nailed the financial crisis in three tune-busting bailiff-crazed minutes. Move over Robert Peston, give Djalili the gig.

Keith Watson, Metro, 21st April 2009

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