Previews

TV Review: Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Fishing, BBC Two
Bob Mortimer was well on his way to National Treasure status even before his fishing series with Paul Whitehouse became a major hit. His work with Vic Reeves, his shaggy dog stories on Would I Lie To... more
TV: Harry Hill's World Of TV, BBC Two
Since TV Burp ended way back in 2012 we've been waiting for the next perfect Harry Hill vehicle. Harry Hill's Teatime, Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule and Harry Hill's Clubnite have all captured his... more
TV Preview: Famalam, BBC Three
The comedy sketch show where nothing is off limits is back. In episode one see how the E19 Posse are doing their bit for the environment, tune into an episode of Jamaican Countdown and watch as our... more
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
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