Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the ceremony in London
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Sunday 11 August 2013
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.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Edinburgh Comedy Awards chief warns of ‘terrible’ performances
Tuesday 06 August 2013
I am trying to go and see more shows this year. You'd think, at the Edinburgh festival, that watching shows would be a given. For a month my life is a combination of the world's largest arts festival and day upon day of free time - what else is there to do? A lot, it turns out. I am good at finding excuses. Last year the Olympics was on TV, I can't miss history in the making. And the year before that we had a Playstation in my flat. I'm only human.
Monday 05 August 2013
Imagine if you worked in advertising and then daubed subversive messages on street hoardings in your spare time. That's pretty much what the jingle writer, comedian, actress and improviser Rachel Parris is up to in her debut solo show.
Saturday 03 August 2013
Edinburgh guffaws from end to end as four fine acts return with some sparkling new material
Friday 02 August 2013
See below to watch the trailers for this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases
Thursday 01 August 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Monday 22 July 2013
Justin Lee Collins has been hit with a £327 bill for speeding on a motorway in his Mini Cooper.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Paralympics were a breakthrough moment. They were a great opportunity to think about disability in a different way and for disabled people to be much more visible.
Sunday 07 July 2013
Men are more competitive and 'that's possibly what works'
Thursday 27 June 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early