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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 6

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 12th April 2012

Russell Howard is back. A drunk man tries to surf, and a look at a dodgy horse drink. In the Mystery Guest segment Russell tries some break dancing. The Good News Extra comic is Doc Brown.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 19th April 2012

Russell Howard worries about the Titanic memorial cruise, gets depressed about TOWIE, and looks back at the Grand National. The Mystery Guest is 79 year-old Dorene, Britain's oldest keep fit instructor. The Good News Extra comic is Paul MacCaffrey.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 26th April 2012

Clips include a mayor who has banned residents from dying; a man who can't stop laughing after an operation; and some naughty placards at the London Marathon. The Mystery Guest is a canine Crufts winner. The Good News Extra comic is Dana Alexander.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 3rd May 2012

Russell Howard looks at topics including security for the Olympics, the terrible May weather and a lost ET doll. Pali, the world's quickest pizza maker, is the Mystery Guest. The Good News Extra comic is Daniel Simonsen.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 10th May 2012

The results of the local political elections are analysed, and some asparagus predicts the future. The Mystery Guest gets Russell to use a skipping rope. The Good News Extra comic is Paul Foot, who talks a lot about Shire Horses.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 17th May 2012

Russell Howard once again offers his distinctive take on what has happened in the world this week, with an energetic and entertaining look at the news stories that have dominated the media and caught his eye.

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Thursday 24th May 2012

Russell Howard once again offers his distinctive take on what has happened in the world this week, with an energetic and entertaining look at the news stories that have dominated the media and caught his eye.

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Thursday 31st May 2012

Russell Howard once again offers his distinctive take on what has happened in the world this week, with an energetic and entertaining look at the news stories that have dominated the media and caught his eye.

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9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Thursday 7th June 2012

Russell Howard once again offers his distinctive take on what has happened in the world this week, with an energetic and entertaining look at the news stories that have dominated the media and caught his eye.

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Highlights Special: Big News

First broadcast: Thursday 14th June 2012

Russell Howard turns his eye back to some of the biggest and best news stories covered in the past six series of Good News, plus some choice out-takes from the show.

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Highlights Special: Best Bits

First broadcast: Thursday 21st June 2012

Russell picks his very best bits from this series, as well as some never-seen-before clips. He is joined by his favourite mystery guest from the news and the finest members of the public who stepped up to the 'People's Podium', alongside a special heartwarming tale to see the show out.

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Highlights Special: Best Of Stand-Up

First broadcast: Thursday 28th June 2012

Russell hosts a special stand-up compilation, featuring a selection of performances from across all six series. The stand-ups have featured in the extended show, which sees Russell present some of the hottest emerging talent on the comedy scene.

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