TV: Murder on the Blackpool Express, Gold

The Christmas spirit has already started this year. Not just with the John Lewis adverts but with this comedy. There is no Frankincense or Myrrh but this one-off from Gold starring Johnny Vegas has that feel of snuggling down on a cold night, turning off your brain and having a cosy evening in front of the box.

TV: Red Dwarf XII, Skipper, Dave/UKTV Play

I've dipped in and out of this latest series of Red Dwarf but I had to make a point of watching Skipper as it features the long-awaited return of Norman Lovett as Holly the computer. Sorry if that has spoilt the surprise for you, but it has been pretty well publicised. And in fact there is another brilliant surprise comeback from the very early days which I won't reveal. But you can tell how devoted the fans in the studio audience are because his face gets a big cheer before he has even said anything.

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TV: Motherland, Episode Two, BBC2/iPlayer

It's been pretty canny of the BBC to put this whole series out on iPlayer straight away. Let's face it, how many stressed mums are going to feel like having their knackered lives played back to them at 10pm after the kids have finally been superglued into their beds. With iPlayer they can watch it when they are in the mood. But I'd advise everyone to watch it pretty soon, it's hilarious, if a bit painful to watch for parents.

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News: Ed Westwick BBC Show Removed From Schedule

Two BBC programmes starring Ed Westwick have been put on hold in light of recent allegations against the actor.

The three-part Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal by Innocence, also starring Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson and Anna Chancellor, was due to be broadcast on BBC One at Christmas. But a spokesperson for the broadcaster has said "The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules."

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News: National Tour For Britain's Got Talent's Jess Robinson

Britain’s Got Talent semi finalists Jess Robinson is embarking on her debut UK tour in 2018. The show, ‘Here Come The Girls’, features spot on celebrity impressions and stunning vocal gymnastics. Following four highly acclaimed sell-out years at The Edinburgh Festival, the tour takes in 28 dates starting at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on 1st March and culminating on 29th April at Birmingham’s Glee.

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News: New 2018 Dates For John Bishop Including Palladium

John Bishop has announced the 2018 extension of his new live tour, Winging It.

Having sold more than 250,000 tickets for the 2017 tour so far, he will take Winging It into the New Year for a further 26 shows, with additional dates in previously sold out arenas and new cities across the UK. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday 13 November.

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News: Controversy Over Cancelled Jim Davidson Gig

Jim Davidson has gone onto Facebook to explain why his show last night in Exeter did not happen.

Davidson posted the following with regard to his scheduled show at the Corn Exchange:

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News: Extra Tour Dates For Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican has added extra dates to her UK tour due to demand.  

The extra dates are listed below and are now on sale here. You can buy remaining tickets for the existing dates from the same ticket link.

 

Tuesday 6th March 2018, 8pm - Leeds Town Hall

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News: Transmission Date & Line-Up For Live at the Apollo

Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe is the host of the first edition of the new series of Live at the Apollo.

The episode also features sets from rising star Larry Dean and Mock the Week one-liner specialist Gary Delaney. It will be broadcast on BBC2 on Thursday, November 30.

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News: BBC Launches First Interactive Voice Comedy Drama

Fans of sci-fi comedy drama can now immerse themselves in a new experimental interactive voice experience from the BBC called The Inspection Chamber.

Available for Amazon Alexa from today and coming to other platforms in the future, the user plays an active role as the fourth character in a story inspired by video games like The Stanley Parable and Papa Sangre and by authors like Franz Kafka and Douglas Adams.

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