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.
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".
Media mogul Simon Cowell is believed to be expecting a child with his friend's estranged wife, according to reports.
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”.
Jessie J will shave her head for the charity night, celebrating its 25th anniversary
Timothy Spall goes posh in a new PG Wodehouse adaptation
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TV funnyman David Walliams has revealed he has tried to kill himself several times during his life-long battle with depression.
As Sue Townsend’s stories are reissued, Will Dean salutes his dysfunctional hero
Celebrity chef switched to 'graveyard slot' as TV ratings plummet
The latest comedy show from Little Britain duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams has been recommissioned for a second series, the BBC announced today.
When you're freezing cold, financially anxious, and face weeks of trudging through aisles of iPod socks and novelty candles, what you really need is comfort. Downton Abbey was superlative comfort telly, a great plum pudding of heart-warming clichés and stereotypes done to perfection. But radio has its comfort-listening too.
He stands 6ft 7in, he's just been named the funniest man in literature, and he's the very embodiment of Disgusting (no, not Disgusted) of Tunbridge Wells. Meet children's author Philip Ardagh
Little Britain star David Walliams, whose children's book is on the shortlist for the Roald Dahl prize, describes how he fell under the influence of the late author
The comedian Matt Lucas has pulled out of his debut performance in a West End play following the sudden death of his former civil partner.
'Feminine values' are making a comeback but do they have any place in today's world?