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The Week in Radio: Williams was quick on his feet, and willing to cover mishaps with self-deprecating humour

Terence Blacker: We are the real savages of the show

The celebrities-in-a-wood show is back on TV. A Page Three girl has eaten a kangaroo's testicle and was worried, rather touchingly, that she might become pregnant. The show is a sort of annual ritual which follows a predictable routine – the pretty one in the "jungle" strips down to a bikini, the mad one gets madder, the presenters giggle on the sidelines, and so on. Outside, familiar controversies are revisited, too.

Taboo-buster: the dark side of Jimmy Carr

He's not afraid of tackling taboo subjects in his comedy. But is there a line Jimmy Carr wouldn't cross? Alice Jones delves into his dark side

Slough launches charm offensive to prove 'it's fit for humans now'

Slough's image as a concrete wasteland made it the butt of jokes for years. Poets have used its name as a byword for blandness and mediocrity. Now, after 71 years of slurs about its lack of joie de vivre, the beleaguered Berkshire town fights back.

The Weekend's TV: How The West Was Lost, Sat BBC4<br />Commercial Breakdown With Jimmy Carr, Sun BBC1

How the West Was Lost began with a classic Western takedown, a grizzled, taciturn veteran finally reacting to the provocations of a cocky young upstart.

Georgia: Home to a city fit for a king

Martin Luther King's home town of Atlanta was a place where a black man could dare to dream. Forty years after MLK's death, Marcel Theroux rakes over the embers

Preview: Leicester Comedy Festival, Various Venues, Leicester

Laugh? My audience nearly died

Jimmy Carr: Public Display of Affection, International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Jimmy Carr arrived in town like a Rolls-Royce, smug in the knowledge that he had the power to match his spotless appearance.

Carr moved to softer jail after hearing

Maxine Carr was transferred to a "softer" jail closer to her home town after appearing in court on 20 new charges yesterday.

Poster man on fatal shooting charge was 'set up' jury told

A flyposter charged with shooting two men, one of whom died, in a city centre yesterday told a court that he was nowhere near the scene of the attack.

Fly-poster `was shot by partner'

A man who was shot four times in a gun attack in which a second man was killed had a virtual monopoly on a city's fly-posting business for 12 years, a court was told yesterday.

Murder linked to battle for fly-posting sites

TERRITORIAL battles for illegal fly-posting sites may have led to the murder in Manchester of a man sticking posters to a wall in the central red light district.
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