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A shorter version of this review appeared in the Evening Standard here.Say what you like about his politics, you can’t fault the work ethic of Mark Thomas. Last autumn he fronted a show about... more
This was a big-time charity gig in America and they clearly do things differently there. The audience is sitting at posh tables, there are chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and, hey, isn't that... more
Greg Davies really is a big star. And not only because he is 6ft 8ins. His You Magnificent Beast tour included four nights at the 4000-seater Apollo in London (where this was recorded), his C4 sitcom... more
For the second short Urban Myths film in this run of reimagined famous events it is July 1985, we are backstage at Live Aid and, understandably, organiser Bob Geldof is in a bit of a tizzy. Nobody... more
Later in this new series imagining and fleshing out famous showbiz stories we've got the prospect of Noel Fielding as Alice Cooper and Jack Whitehall as Marc Bolan, but first up is Gemma Arterton as... more
The Laugharne Weekend is one of the arts/literary festival circuit’s best kept secrets and I hope it stays that way. The last thing this tiny South Wales town – pronounced "Larn" – needs is to be... more
After a successful first series, the second series of This Country has kept up the momentum and high quality level with six more glorious episodes. After last week's classic when Kerry failed to make... more
I got in late on Easter Monday so I watched an old repeated documentary, Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian, before I watched the eagerly anticipated new BBC2 biopic, Dave Allen At Peace. This might have... more
I probably have seen a worse television programme than The Generation Game but I have to be honest, nothing immediately springs to mind. I used to love the Bruce Forsyth version and I quite liked the... more
The mockumentary format seems to be an established sitcom style now. I don't know if The Office was the first to do it - but the shadow of David Brent hangs heavy over this new series about the two... more

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