David Walliams

Walliams & Friend

Looking ahead to Walliams & Friend (BBC1, Friday 9.30pm), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, Thursday 8pm), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV, Tuesday 7.30pm, The BBC Music Awards 2016 (BBC1, Monday 8.30pm), Planet Earth II (BBC1, Sunday 8pm) and Rillington Place (BBC1, Tuesday 9pm)

Is the Bible to be cast away by 'Desert Island Discs'?

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.

The Week In Radio: No place like Rome as the emperor strikes back

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.

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David Walliams: Roald Dahl and me

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