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News: Police Become Involved In Graham Linehan Twitter 'Transphobia' Row

Writer Graham Linehan has been given a verbal warning by police following a complaint from a transgender activist.

According to reports West Yorkshire Police told the Father Ted co-creator to cease contacting Stephanie Hayden.

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News: Graham Linehan Gets Cancer All Clear

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has revealed that he is now clear of cancer.

Yesterday he tweeted that having had a testicle removed he was now about to embark on a course of chemotherapy. 

But today he tweeted some good news: "Well, holy shit. I just saw my oncologist. Everything’s clear. No chemo! Can’t believe it! NO CHEMO! Have been organising my life around the idea that the next three months were just *gone*!"

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News: Comedy Writer Graham Linehan Has Had Cancer Treatment

Comedy writer Graham Linehan has revealed that he has been having treatment for testicular cancer.

In a series of tweets he updated his followers on the situation.

"I got a bit of bad news recently. A little touch of the old cancer. Luckily, ball cancer is one of the best ones to have (sorry, ladies!) and they got rid of it all pretty quickly, along with a ball. Bye, ball! I'll never forget the good times!

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TV: Motherland, BBC2

The pilot of Motherland went out last year and was one of the best pilots I've seen in recent memory. But then that's no surprise.

News: Transmission Date Confirmed For New Count Arthur Strong Series

BBC1 has confirmed the transmission date for the new series of sitcom Count Arthur Strong.

It will return to BBC1 on May 19 at 8.30pm.   .

The seven-part series is once again written by Steve Delaney, who plays Count Arthur, and Graham Linehan. The regular cast all returns. There is Michael (Rory Kinnear), Eggy (Dave Plimmer), John The Watch (Andy Linden) and cafe owners Bulent (Chris Ryman) and his sister Sinem (Zahra Ahmadi). There is also a new customer, cheerful Birdie (Bronagh Gallagher).

News: Diet of Worms For Radio 4

Diet of Worms, the Irish sketch group behind BBC4 comedy The Walshes, is making a pilot for Radio 4. 

Kült is about a group of five lowly but loveable Irish employees of a massive global furniture corporation based in Dublin - a modern Nordic company which resembles more of an insane religious sect than a traditional business. 

All this and Adam Buxton is a special guest.

News: Graham and Helen Linehan Hit Out At Irish Abortion Law

Comedy writer Graham Linehan and his wife Helen Linehan have condemned the law that makes abortion illegal in Ireland. They were speaking in a video as part of an Amnesty International Campaign calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland. 

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News: Graham Linehan & Adam Buxton Team Up on Space Sitcom

Graham Linehan and Adam Buxton are working together on a new sitcom called The Cloud set in space.

According to the Radio Times the comedy, being developed for Channel 4, is set on a 'data hub' floating above the earth which looks after all the information stored on computer devices, from funny videos of kittens to hardcore pornography.

Buxton is also set to be one of the stars, alongside Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou. A pilot is to be shot for the channel this Spring.

News: Writer Steps Up Complaints About Axing of The Walshes

Writer Graham Linehan has become increasingly vociferous on Twitter today following the news that his sitcom The Walshes has been axed

The sitcom, created by sketch group Diet of Worms in collaboration with Linehan, ran for three episodes first on BBC4 and then on BBC2. It will not be returning, according to the BBC.

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News: Graham Linehan Joins Big Comedy Conference

Beyond The Joke can exclusively reveal that comedy writer Graham Linehan will be taking part in the forthcoming Big Comedy Conference as one of the headline speakers on Saturday, November 29. The event, organised by the British Comedy Guide, will features talks and advice on how to get on in TV and radio comedy writing from some of the most influential figures in the industry.

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