Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the ceremony in London
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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
Friday 27 September 2013
Comedian Eddie Izzard has confirmed his intention to run for London Mayor in 2020.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Officials have put forward a film for the Oscars for the first time in almost 50 years, an indication that Pakistan’s struggling film industry is show signs of revival.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Ed Balls is like Monty Python's Black Knight character for refusing to admit he was wrong about the economy, George Osborne said today.
A comic walks into a particle accelerator lab... Cern laboratory hosts stand-up night as scientists test comedy routines
Thursday 29 August 2013
Unique collision between comedy and science in Geneva
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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