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Thursday 16 January 2014
British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who died today at the age of 69, will always be remembered for his lovable simpleton Trigger in Only Fools and Horses - here are his best bits.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Stephen Fry, Spike Milligan, Paul Merton and David Walliams have all talked openly about their experiences with mental health problems
Wednesday 15 January 2014
The show is part of C.K.'s new deal with FX
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Vic and Bob are back in BBC2's House of Fools. The duo explain why writing a sitcom was their biggest test yet
Saturday 04 January 2014
Familiar faces will return to British screen after a ten-year absence
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Cast and crew offer some hints as to what viewers can expect
Friday 27 December 2013
The famed director [pictured left] died suddenly on Monday morning in Hermosa Beach, California
Friday 13 December 2013
Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the ceremony in London
Friday 06 December 2013
Simon Amstell has apologised for suggesting there was racial segregation between Radio 1 and its sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra in reference to Nelson Mandela.
Thursday 28 November 2013
I helped to write a sitcom this week. It was with Jane Bussmann, the brilliant writer on Smack the Pony, Brass Eye and South Park, among other twisted TV gems. I wasn't the only one; there were about 50 of us in the basement of London's Soho Theatre on Sunday night, lending a hand on her new six-part sitcom.
Saturday 09 November 2013
In a writers’ room, you need clanking great balls just to speak up, says the South Park and Smack The Pony writer
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules, By Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg (Translated by Rod Bradbury) - Paperback review
Friday 01 November 2013
These days, one expects any novel out of Sweden to be a crime novel, and so this one is – but with a difference.
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Scheduling five one-off dramas in a prime-time slot was always going to be a ratings gamble; with no cliff-hangers or continuing storyline to keep the viewer hooked, why should we bother to tune in again next week? To enjoy great new writing like that on show in Rubenesque, that's why.
Sunday 06 October 2013
While I am a fan of Alan Carr’s stand-up work, it was a relief to hear that he had shelved plans to write and star in his own sitcom. It was due to centre on a professional dog walker but he abandoned it after discovering that Getting On duo Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan had got to the idea first with Puppy Love, their new series for BBC4.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Britain's most prestigious television awards ceremony changes its rules to reflect the way we now watch TV
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
- 1 Labour rallies behind Flint as deputy leader to offset a Corbyn win
- 2 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 'Cool kids' can go on to become losers in later life, study finds