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Sunday 23 December 2012
Pitch Perfect (112 mins, 12A)
Thursday 13 December 2012
After a second pilot ABC decides not to commission the show
Thursday 13 December 2012
The BBC political satire The Thick Of It has marked a year which saw "omnishambles" recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary by taking two prizes at the British Comedy Awards.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Helping the terminally ill to die becomes a 'life line' for twentysomething mates in this new BBC comedy
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Co-creator of hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey has gone on record to say that an American version of the show is unlikely to happen.
Jacintha Saldanha, Kate Middleton, and how prank calls show comedy can be used for both good and ill
Sunday 09 December 2012
From Hogarth to Chris Morris, there is a long tradition in Britain of setting out to make people look foolish. Within that tradition, prank calls are the new lowest form of wit
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The late Christopher Hitchens may have thought that women aren't funny - but if he were alive he'd see the evidence disproving his theory multiplying by the day
Thursday 15 November 2012
American actress Elizabeth Banks has something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving - she and her husband have welcomed their second child.
Monday 05 November 2012
Sarah Alexander is happy to play the older woman, she tells Gerard Gilbert
Saturday 03 November 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Plymouth-based Olympic medalist Tom Daley is diving into primetime TV with a new show.
Friday 19 October 2012
The sacking of BBC folk radio DJ Mike Harding is a sad end for one of broadcasting's most tireless characters
Thursday 18 October 2012
I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to explain why Getting On is so good. If you don't like it – and the mere existence of comedies such as Not Going Out and Me and Mrs Jones suggests there must be people who prefer their sitcoms less subtle – then it's hard to know where to start exactly.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
A revival of the cult TV comedy Bottom by its creators, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, has been axed.
Friday 12 October 2012
Are you sick and tired of civil discourse? Fed up with a media landscape populated by soft-spoken commentators droning unflappably about complex, nuanced issues?
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 5 Watch Richard Dawkins read his own hatemail: 'I hope you do get sodomised by satanic monkeys in hell'