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Whatever objections purists might have were cheerfully put to one side

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The ten best destinations to escape the British crowds this summer

While some people find comfort in being amongst their own kind whilst on holiday, if you really want to experience the genuine food, culture and customs of the country you are visiting, you'll need to look beyond the British enclaves.

Welcome to Little Britain USA

On Tuesday, Bermuda marks the 400th anniversary of its discovery by the British. But, Simone Kane asks, is it growing closer to America these days?

Observations: Old pals' act will stop the show

Matt Lucas will be rejoining one of his old mates from his National Youth Music Theatre days, Adam Meggido, on Thursday [30 April] when he appears in the improvised musical Showstopper! at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Let's ditch the boring sketch shows

Graham Linehan, the creator of Father Ted and The IT Crowd, is annoyed by the lack of risk-taking in British TV comedy, he tells Mark Hughes

Sarah Sands: What Walliams needs is a real, grown-up woman

Self-revelation is dangerous, but David Walliams (pictured) won over his critics with his sorrowful vulnerability on last week's Desert Island Discs. Those who had thought him cruel, lecherous and misogynist forgave him for his broken heart, his filial duty and his yearning for domestic happiness above hollow fame.

Fears of a clown: Walliams on guns, girls and gloom

Terror of being on his own drives his creativity, ‘Little Britain’ star tells ‘Desert Island Discs’

Matt Smith named as new Doctor Who

Matt Smith was today named as the new Doctor Who, the BBC said, becoming the 11th Time Lord since the programme first aired in 1963.

Doctor Who replacement set to be named

The BBC is set to reveal the identity of David Tennant’s replacement as Doctor Who tomorrow.

Talk of the town: Gambon is the Guv’nor. Just watching him get out of a chair will give you goosebumps

As I said to David Walliams after watching No Man's Land, the last time I saw a four-hander it was on YouPorn. Nay, nay, and thrice nay!

Civil partner of Lucas set for £1m payout after split

Britain's first celebrity gay divorce was cleared by the courts yesterday when the comedian Matt Lucas was granted a legal separation from his partner in a case reported to be worth £15m.

What's the fuss about Pinter?

The Nobel laureate's No Man's Land has earned rave reviews. But what do three Pinter virgins – and our critic – make of it?

Guy Adams: Who are these limey creeps?

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Cole Moreton: These Limeys may be too slimy for the States

We have stood shoulder to shoulder through times of war and crisis, but now the special relationship between Britain and America faces its biggest challenge yet. Can it withstand Little Britain USA? The show starts there tonight on HBO, but advance screenings have had the critics howling with dismay and indignation.

MBC PR and Little Britain

In an item in Tuesday's 'Pandora', 'Strange but is it true? The mysterious boycott of Little Britain', we quoted a New York radio presenter who said that he thought that the claimed West Hollywood Gay Lesbian Alliance protests about Little Britain's series for the USA were most likely planted by someone's publicist to generate publicity... ' We accept that MBC PR, publicists for Little Britain, did not do thiis. We also accept that 'Little Britain's new US show is not the 'most politically incorrect , offensive and obnoxious material ever seen in this country' and is suitable for broadcast. We apologise to all concerned.

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