Whatever objections purists might have were cheerfully put to one side
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Monday 07 January 2013
Timothy Spall goes posh in a new PG Wodehouse adaptation
Sunday 23 December 2012
Our pick of the best on the box this festive season
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Hard on the heels of a rebuke from the Advertising Standards Agency for an "irresponsible" and "offensive" campaign that "reaffirmed negative stereotypes" of the Traveller community, Channel 4 continues its proud commitment to minority caricature with the barely credible Jewish Mum of the Year. Let's get the mitigating circumstances out of the way first, since it won't take long.
Thursday 04 October 2012
TV funnyman David Walliams has revealed he has tried to kill himself several times during his life-long battle with depression.
Arifa Akbar's Arts Diary: The word on the street is that Walliams is happy to book a date with his big fan
Saturday 04 August 2012
As far as the art of pairing and chairing goes, Nick Barley, the director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, seems to be very inspired this year.
Friday 23 March 2012
Generally, Britain is a comfortable country in which to live. By and large, people have enough food to eat and water to drink. The air is clean, the water supply constant and pollutant-free. Children will receive an adequate education. Our health service will care for us when we fall sick. Crime levels are low.
Monday 19 March 2012
Guest contributors include John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon and more…
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Russell Brand stole the show as American and British comics vied for laughs in New York
Monday 23 January 2012
As Sue Townsend's stories are reissued for the 30th anniversary, Will Dean salutes his dysfunctional hero
Monday 23 January 2012
As Sue Townsend’s stories are reissued, Will Dean salutes his dysfunctional hero
Friday 02 September 2011
I've spent more of my life playing music than speaking. If I ever really wanted to express an idea, emotion or even a storyline, music has always been my first choice. But having released eight albums, I was keen to find a fresh approach for my ninth so this album started as something quite different – a script.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Celebrity chef switched to 'graveyard slot' as TV ratings plummet
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Saturday 29 January 2011
The latest comedy show from Little Britain duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams has been recommissioned for a second series, the BBC announced today.
Last Night's TV - David Walliams' Awfully Good, Channel 4; The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald, ITV1
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo