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Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the ceremony in London

Caroline Quentin: 'I'm canny, but not very bright'

Caroline Quentin doesn't often get recognised these days. Occasionally, a cab driver might ask, "where have I seen you before?", or she'll get talking to a woman, in the loos of a restaurant, who will recall, with great conviction, that she was at their sister's wedding .

Launch Of The Week: My name is Charles Saatchi and I am a party pooper

The reclusive art collector Charles Saatchi famously never turns up to his own parties. And the launch of his new book was no exception. There were, though, plenty of signed copies of My Name is Charles Saatchi and I am An Artoholic scattered around the Saatchi Gallery in London's Chelsea for guests to peruse. These invitees included Richard E Grant, Zadie Smith, Alan Yentob, Trevor Eve, Kathy Lette, Graham Norton and Harry Enfield who mingled in the first-floor galleries among the canvasses.

How we met: Harry Enfield & Mick Perrin

'We had a great invention: an electronic golf-ball finder. But it was about 25 metres by four'

Clarkson's prostitute joke did not breach code

Jokes by Jeremy Clarkson on BBC2's Top Gear about murdering prostitutes did not breach the Broadcasting Code, Ofcom ruled today.

Police seek new evidence on death of comedy guru Geoffrey Perkins

Traffic police investigating the death of comedy producer Geoffrey Perkins are reviewing footage from CCTV cameras to see if he had collapsed before being hit by a lorry. The BBC's former head of comedy died in Marylebone High Street in central London early on Friday.

Lorry crash kills comedy producer

One of the leading figures in British television and radio comedy was killed in a road accident yesterday. Geoffrey Perkins, a former head of comedy for the BBC, had written and produced shows for comedians including Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate and Angus Deayton.

Kevin and Perry go large in Turkey

Can adults and teenagers ever enjoy a holiday together? Adrian Mourby and his brood gave it a go in Bodrum

Close-up: Sarah Owen & Ruby Platts-Mills

With help from Lily Allen and friends, this duo are staging the hippest panto in town

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United hold on after Rooney loses his grip

Obituary: Malcolm Hardee

Comedian and club-owner dubbed `a south London Rabelais'

Drowned on the river he loved: comic who revived UK comedy comedy

HE WAS one of the founding fathers of alternative comedy, with a penchant for performing naked and a unique technique for stopping hecklers in their tracks.
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The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

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Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

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Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

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