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TV Review: Year of the Rabbit

I've read in various advance publicity interviews for Year of the Rabbit that its star Matt Berry calls it "The Sweeney but in Victorian times." Thanks for doing my review for me Matt. I didn't realise quote how literal he was being. OK, there's no "get yer clothes on you're nicked" but then I'm not sure if that actual often-quoted line ever appeared in the old John Thaw cop show anyway. Oh, and there are more laughs here. And a cameo from the Elephant Man.

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News: More Toast For Matt Berry – When He Has Time

It looks like there will hopefully be a fourth series of Toast of London. Matt Berry just needs to find the time to write it.

Berry was talking to The Guardian to promote his forthcoming Victorian crime comedy Year of the Rabbit.

The feature says: "Berry is planning a fourth series of Toast of London. He’s just not sure when he’ll have time to write it." He currently has a major commitment to the TV series What We Do In The Shadows, which means living and working in America for three months a year. 

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Interview: Matt Berry On Year of the Rabbit

Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (BAFTA winner Matt Berry), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his hapless new partner Strauss (Freddie Fox). While investigating a murder, the ambitious daughter (Susan Wokoma) of the chief of police joins them, becoming London’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians and Bulgarian princes.

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TV: The Road To Brexit, BBC2

I didn't write about this Matt Berry one-off written by Arthur Mathews earlier because I assumed it would be postponed when Brexit was postponed. Instead it is going full steam ahead, so at least there is something to laugh about at the moment.

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News: Matt Berry Releases TV Themes Album

Matt Berry is to release an album of television themes.

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News: New Sitcom For Matt Berry

Channel 4 has officially announced that Matt Berry is to star in a new sitcom for the channel.

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Video: Watch Matt Berry & Nigel Planer In Short Film Sleigh

Watch Matt Berry and Nigel Planer in this seasonal short film about a band making a Christmas single, with music specially written for it by Elbow. The film is directed by John Panton and co-written by ace Emmy-winning comedy writer David Quantick. John Panton explains a bit more about the project here.

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News: New Toast of London Not Currently Being Written

Matt Berry is not currently writing new episodes of Toast of London, contrary to stories on the internet.

During an interview with Stewart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe on BBC6 Music on Friday Berry was asked if there would be any more of the Channel 4 sitcom about the dissolute, deluded actor and voiceover artiste Steven Toast. Berry said: " 'Yes, there will be." 

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News: Matt Berry To Star In Film With Nigel Planer And Music By Elbow

Matt Berry is the star of a new short film entitled Sleigh in which he plays the manager of a rock band.

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News: Matt Lucas and Matt Berry Join Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Matt Lucas and Matt Berry have joined the line-up of Vic and Bob's Big Night Out.

Among the roles they will be taking on Lucas will be playing singer Rag n Bone Man. Bob Mortimer posted the picture featured here of a baseball-capped, fake-bearded Lucas and the others on Twitter, with the caption "Los 4 Amigos". Vic Reeves posted the other picture featured here accompanied by the words "4 Chumps".

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