News: BBC Puts Classic Comedy Box Sets On iPlayer

Some of the BBC’s classic comedies are returning to BBC iPlayer.

Every episode of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s celeb-packed Extras will be available to watch as box sets from June 8.


Video: George Michael with Ricky Gervais in Extras

Lest we forget, George Michael had an excellent sense of humour. After his arrest in an LA toilet he shot the video for Outside in which a toilet turned into a glitzy disco. But the comedy appearance that springs most immediately to mind was in Extras when he brilliantly sent himself up as a dope-smoking kebab eating cruiser on Hampstead Heath. On hearing the news of George's death Ricky Gervais simply tweeted "Unbelievable.  RIP George Michael." and Stephen Merchant tweeted "RIP George Michael.

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