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News: Line Up Announced for Jo Brand's Hospital Challenge

This summer BBC Two is bringing viewers Britain’s first medical themed quiz show.


News: New Medical Quiz For Jo Brand

Jo Brand is to front a new medical quiz on BBC Two.
Britain’s Best Junior Doctors pits teaching hospitals from far and wide against each other as a host of junior doctors put their new found skills and knowledge to the test.

Taking charge of hosting duties in Britain’s first medical themed quiz show is comedian and former mental health nurse, Jo Brand.


Interview: Jo Brand On The New Series Of Damned & More

Damned is back for series 2. Can you give us any hints as to what to expect?

I suppose I should say first of all that we’ve got a new character, who’s quite an annoying, know-it-all student called Mimi, who’s on work experience from her social work training. To some extent, she’s a kind of reminder to the time-servers that they’re not quite as great as they think they are. And they’re not quite as efficient, and they’re not quite as up-to-date with life as they thought they were.


News: Jo Brand & Alan Davies To Return In Damned

Channel 4 has confirmed that Damned, the black comedy based around the lives of two jaded social workers played by Jo Brand and Alan Davies, is returning to the channel for a new six-part series in 2018.


News: Jo Brand To Host Bake Off Spin-Off On C4

Channel 4 today confirmed that comedian Jo Brand will return to host The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, the spin-off programme to The Great British Bake Off.

GBBO: An Extra Slice will follow all of the events in the tent, showing exclusive footage and unseen moments.


News: Jo Brand Gets Damned Again for C4

Damned, Channel 4's comedy set in the world of social services starring Jo Brand and Alan Davies, is to return for a second six-part series later this year.

Created by Brand and Morwenna Banks (Miss You Already) and written by Brand, Banks and Will Smith (Veep, The Thick of It) the second series returns to Elm Heath Social Services where much has changed… but quite a lot hasn’t.


News: Sara Pascoe, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand Join Let's Sing And Dance for Comic Relief

Sara Pascoe, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand, Paul O’Grady and Jennifer Saunders are among the comedians taking part in the forthcoming Let's Sing And Dance for Comic Relief.
But only Pascoe will be performing. The others will be members of a rotating panel of judges.

News: Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Romesh Ranganathan Play Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

The first major names have been announced for next year's Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night.

Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. More names to be announced.

The musical acts playing the annual week of fundraising gigs organised by Roger Daltrey will include The Who, The Pet Shop Boys, Paul Weller and Olly Murs.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd December from:

News: Shooting Starts On Jo Brand Smiths Film

Principle photography has started in Blackpool on new film The More You Ignore Me.

Based on Jo Brand’s novel of the same name, the film is a comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. Adapted for screen by Brand, it marks the debut feature from multi-award-winning commercials director Keith English and will be produced Debbie Gray (Northern Soul).


TV Review: Damned, C4

After Getting On and Going Forward Damned feels like the third part in a trilogy of gritty state-of-the-nation workplace comedies starring Jo Brand. But in fact this one, set in a childrens social services office, actually predates Going Forward. A one-off pilot went out on Sky Arts in 2014 but for whatever reason it is C4 that has made this six-part series. And I bet it cost them a lot less than The Great British Bake Off.


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