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Claes Bang Joins Stephen Merchant’s The Offenders

Claes 'Dracula' Bang is set to join the cast of Stephen Merchant’s The Offenders, the new six-part series coming to BBC One and Amazon Prime Video.

Claes joins the impressive cast alongside Academy Award winning actor Christopher Walken in his first lead British television role, writer and director Stephen Merchant, with Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dolly Well, Richard E.

First Image From New Stephen Merchant Comedy The Offenders

The BBC and Amazon Studios released a first look image today from the upcoming series, The Offenders, from multi-award-winning writer and director Stephen Merchant.

News: Cast Announced for New Stephen Merchant Comedy The Offenders

Casting has been announced for the new television comedy written by Stephen Merchant, who also co-stars in it.

News: New TV Comedy For Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is working on a new series for BBC One.

News: Serious Drama For Stephen Merchant & Sheridan Smith

Stephen Merchant and Sheridan Smith will star in new BBC One drama The Barking Murders, which is due to commence filming this spring.

From Jeff Pope and Neil McKay, the award-winning team behind The Moorside and Appropriate Adult, the new factual drama will go beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Stephen Port’s victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happene

Interview: Stephen Merchant on Click & Collect, BBC One, Christmas Eve

Stephen Merchant co-stars with Asim Chaudhry in Click & Collect, the big BBC One comedy film that goes out on Christmas Eve at 9pm. Stephen Merchant talks about it and his own Christmas experiences below.

What is Click & Collect all about?

News: BBC One Christmas Comedy Highlights Revealed

BBC One has revealed their Christmas comedy, which includes a live edition of Not Going Out, a one-off starring Stephen Merchant and Asim Chaudhry and a return for The Young Offenders. Transmission dates to be confirmed. More details below. BBC Two highlights here.

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.

News: Stephen Merchant To Host Crystal Maze Revival

Stephen Merchant is to present the return of The Crystal Maze on Channel 4. 

The special episode of the puzzle-solving cult classic formerly hosted by Richard O'Brien and Ed Tudor-Pole will be  broadcast as part of the Stand Up To Cancer charity week in October. The series was last broadcast on C4 in 1995. It had previously been reported that David Tennant would be the new host, but Merchant has now been confirmed

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