Whatever objections purists might have were cheerfully put to one side
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Monday 23 December 2013
Wednesday 18 September 2013
David Walliams draws laughs as Bottom in the Michael Grandage production
Friday 23 August 2013
Today's lesson - how to produce a pleasurable comedy that passes the perils-of-primetime test
Saturday 17 August 2013
A dated and mild-mannered sitcom is saved by its casting, but a social experiment goes phut
Wednesday 14 August 2013
How can one complaining individual have so much power over the silent masses?
Sunday 11 August 2013
For more than 70 years, the format of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs has remained the same. Castaways on the imaginary island are given a Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, then asked to choose their eight favourite records. Now, according to a source at the BBC, senior producers have discussed dropping the Bible as a reflection of our increasingly secular society.
Friday 02 August 2013
As one in three UK children are born into poverty, one child will never know that reality thanks to his father's occupation as "Prince of the United Kingdom".
Sunday 30 June 2013
Martin Amis's latest, set in the working-class purlieus of “Diston”, concerns Lionel Asbo, lotto-winning oik, and his nephew, Des. Having slept with his granny (Lionel's mother) as a teenager, Des fears that Asbo will discover his secret – and set the pitbulls on him.
Thursday 06 June 2013
The root of David Walliams’ ‘But I’m a Lady’ sketch has been revealed as the moment he stood on stage aged 11 dressed up as Queen and “made people laugh for the first time”.
Sunday 14 April 2013
According to early data, Simon Cowell’s talent contest peaked with a huge 13.03 million viewers
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Britain's Got Talent judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden fell out with Simon Cowell and David Walliams so badly during filming they walked out of an audition.
Monday 25 March 2013
Comic Matt Lucas is to star in a silent comedy-style show for BBC1 - his first new character series without sidekick David Walliams.
Friday 15 March 2013
Jessie J will shave her head for the charity night, celebrating its 25th anniversary
Saturday 02 March 2013
1. The British Humanist Association.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
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'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
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 Edward Heath 'raped 12 year-old boy at Mayfair flat'
- 2 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 3 Porn block in India: hundreds of sexual websites banned, internet outraged
- 4 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorce: One of music industry’s most enduring couples announce split after 12 years of marriage
- 5 A-level results 2015: UK exam board OCR admits it 'estimates' hundreds of pupils' grades after papers 'go missing'