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Russell Howard's Good News

BBC Two and BBC Three stand-up hosted by Russell Howard. 97 episodes (10 series), 2009 - 2015. Stars Russell Howard.

Series 4, Episode 3 is repeated on CC Extra tomorrow at 1am.

Series 4, Episode 5

Russell Howard once again gives his upbeat and entertaining take on some of the key news stories of the week, as well as highlighting some of the more bizarre items that have caught his eye.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st April 2011
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 1:30am on CC Extra (60 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
James Acaster Self
Sadie Hasler Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Dan Atkinson Writer
Karl Minns Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Marc Blakewill Writer (Additional Material)
James Harris Writer (Additional Material)
Dale Shaw Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Robyn O'Brien Series Producer
Mark Iddon Producer
Sam Carlisle Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Sean Hancock Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
James Dillon Production Designer


Your stories for show 5

Russell looks at some of the stories suggested for Russell Howard's Good News.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

I Think They Confused Buckingham Palace With Hogwarts

Russell looks at a mock Royal wedding at a village school.

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