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

I Work For: Work, play and school

ROS EDWARDS WORKS FOR FLOELLA BENJAMIN, AUTHOR, PRESENTER, BROADCASTER AND CHAIR OF THE BAFTA CHILDREN'S AWARDS

Comedy: An evening with the It-Guy and all his alter egos

Steve Coogan Lyceum, WC2

Bored, bolshy and entirely your fault?

There's no escape. That adorable bundle of joy is going to turn into an overgrown, teenage pain in the ass, however great a parent you are. Hold on tight, says Markie Robson Scott, it's going to be a bumpy decade

...and out: Losing The Plot: The travails of an amateur gardener

FOR A fortnight now I have been living in a Harry Enfield sketch. Ever since confessing in this column to my frosted tomato disaster, friends have been ringing with helpful advice. "Yeouu didn't want to do that!" they cry. "You wanted to keep your gardener's delights inside for at least another month!" Well thanks, everyone. I think I've finally worked that one out.

Profile: A sharp-clawed pussycat: Craig Brown

The prodigious output of Britain's leading satirist shows no sign of abating. Tim Hulse met him

Arts: A week in the arts

Can shit be art? If so, then the converse is also probable. This is a legitimate matter of debate, a matter of scholarship, even a matter of high fashion, at the end of a week that saw the great, the good and the glitzy paying homage to 32 cans of the stuff at three separate private views over three nights at the newly renovated Serpentine Gallery.

Videos: Delayed reunions, chance encounters

Career Girls (15), Film Four (available to rent 23 Feb)

'ADVERTISERS REALLY LIKE MEETING STARS'

Peter York explains why admen are prepared to pay pounds 400,000 and upwards to get their product identified with the most 'credible' face or voice

Books: Christmas books

Funny books

Preview: Exhibitions: Yoko: the godmother of conceptual art

Yoko Ono - Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?

BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

HUMOUR

What are they thinking of?

`The Fast Show' is back with a new barrage of catchphrases and characters. Paul McCann spent a day on the set and found some serious intent behind all the badinage. Which was nice...

Oi! Enfield! Mandelson's forgiven you!

It began with a party at Downing Street when Harry Enfield imbibed a couple of glasses of champagne more than he should have done and told Tony Blair that he should sack Peter Mandelson.

Advertising Review: How to spice up a campaign

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee