News: Mock The Week Returns

Mock the Week will return for its seventeenth series on BBC Two next month. To mark the momentous occasion series regulars, host Dara O Briain and panellist Hugh Dennis, adopted a ministerial power stance (see picture)

New names lined up to appear on the long-running comedy series include Darren Harriott, Suzi Ruffell, London Hughes, Desiree Burch, Rachel Parris, Geoff Norcott and Icelandic stand-up star Ari Eldjarn.

News: A League Of Their Own Road Trip Line-Up Revealed

Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff are back on the road filming A League of Their Own: European Roadtrip for Sky One and streaming service NOW TV.

After the success of the two previous series of A League of Their Own: US Roadtrip, the team captains from the hit Sky original production are on a pre-Brexit tour of Europe, taking on the continent’s best sport - and most ridiculous challenges - as they go.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Edd Hedges

There is no such thing as an overnight success in stand-up comedy. Five years is probably the going rate from being first noticed to breaking through, which suggests that 2018 could be Edd Hedges year. In 2013 he was a joint winner of the So You Think You're Funny competition in Edinburgh and has gradually been building up his reputation as a skilful stand-up since then. He did his debut hour, Wonderland, in Edinburgh last year and now brings it to the Soho Theatre.

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TV Review: Riot Girls, C4

I think it would be fair to say I'm not in Riot Girls' target demographic. Then again i'm younger than former Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell and he tweeted that this new hidden camera sketch show was the funniest thing since Jeremy Corbyn in a Russian hat. Or something like that anyway. But then again, he was frank enough to point out that his daughter Grace was one of the four budding pranksters alongside Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence.

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Interviews: Interviews With The Cast Of Plebs

ITV2’s Series 4 of Plebs returns on Monday 9th April with an opening double bill from 10pm. Read interviews with the main cast, new cast members and special guests here and on the next four pages.

TOM ROSENTHAL plays Marcus

 

What goes through your mind when you know you’re coming back to Rome and playing Marcus again?

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News: BBC New Comedy Award 2018 Launches

The BBC New Comedy Award is back to search for the most exciting new comedy acts the UK has to offer.

The competition, launched today, provides an opportunity for the best new talent to kick-start their careers in the world of comedy. The award will once again be hosted by the home of radio comedy, Radio 4.

News: Susan Calman To Discuss Depression On New BBC Podcast

Comedian Susan Calman explores depression in a new podcast for the BBC, Susan Calman’s Mrs Brightside: A Cheerful Look at Depression.

Each week Susan and her guests will discuss their shared experiences, personal anecdotes and funny stories, whilst tackling topics that can be difficult to speak about. 

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News: Festival Award For Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris has become the fourth recipient of the annual Bath Plug Award, presented by Bath Comedy Festival each year for significant achievement or contribution to British and World comedy. 

The award, a specially engraved golden bath plug on a purple ribbon, places Rachel in great company - previous winners have been Terry Jones, Peter Richardson and Barry Cryer.

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Review: This Country, Episode 6, Family Loyalties, BBC Three

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 it to the steam fair the series closes with an episode that has everything. Comedy, poignancy and dodgy Dyson hoovers.

News: Jack Whitehall Joins Cast Of New Film From The Rock

Jack Whitehall has landed a role in the latest film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jungle Cruise.

Variety has reported that Whitehall will join Johnson and Emily Blunt and will play Blunt's brother. 

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