Previews

Preview: In The Long Run, Sky One
It's more likely that when you think of Idris Elba these days you think of him being rumoured to be the next James Bond than as a comedy star. If he is in the running for 007 it is for his hard man... more
The Kemps: All True sees Rhys Thomas OBE (Brian Pern, The Fast Show) interview Gary and Martin Kemp about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations.As well as... more
Preview: Jenny Eclair's Little Lifetimes
There has been a lot of talk recently of pocket playlets making a comeback with Michael Sheen and David Tennant's Zoom-based Staged and Alan Bennett's Talking Heads returning. But on radio this... more
News: New BBC Comedy From Comedian Phoebe Walsh
Comedian Phoebe Walsh stars in her own self-penned comedy for BBC Three, Behind The Filter. This isn’t how Ruby (Phoebe Walsh) imagined her life - single, unemployed, IBS, the wrong side of 25... more
Whether by luck or judgement the BBC is on a roll at the moment with sitcoms featuring strong female casts. Sophie Willan's recent distinctive pilot Alma's Not Normal is going to become a series, but... more
TV: Comedians: Home Alone
Following E4's Remote Comedy From The Paddock BBC2 launches their own self-shot lockdown rapidfire sketch show. And on the basis of the first episodes - not that this is a competition – the BBC... more
A decade ago I wrote a book about the phenomenon of comedians having mental health issues. Except that when Beyond A Joke* was published society had not really started talking that much publicly... more
TV; Dave, BBC2
New US comedy about a neurotic mid-20s suburbanite who is convinced he is destined to be one of the greatest rap stars ever.While hanging around the rap music studio where his friend works, Dave (... more
TV Preview: New Comedy From The Team Behind The Inbetweeners
The First Team is a brand new BBC comedy from The Inbetweeners creators, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Read an interview with the writers here.We follow three young footballers Mattie, Jack and... more
TV: Alma's Not Normal, BBC Two
Comedian Sophie Willan has been one of stand-up's most distinctive voices in recent years. Honest, outspoken and frank about her life, she has now has drawn on her history to write this one-off pilot... more
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