In E4's new US import, Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg stars as Detective Jake Peralta, a police officer who doesn't take his job as seriously as he should, yet somehow manages to get results. As his squad leader Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews from Everybody Hates Chris) put it: "The only puzzle he hasn't solved is how to grow up."
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Saturday 28 December 2013
Couldn’t you just pretend you’re going to buy a white boat (named Dirty Girl)?
Friday 15 November 2013
'We have Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Push The Sky Away on vinyl pretty much on rotation right now. Sublime.'
Thursday 03 October 2013
Hot on the heels of the news that Ricky Gervais’s cringey alter ego David Brent is taking up his guitar for two concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre later this month, The Mighty Boosh reformed for two gigs at Soho Theatre this week.
Thursday 26 September 2013
Fatherhood changed his views on the so-called British institution
Friday 06 September 2013
Alan Bacon turned up for a group interview as requested but was left ‘incredulous’ when the applicants were expected perform a dance
Thursday 22 August 2013
The former Wernham Hogg boss will be seen trying to make it in the music industry
Edinburgh comedy review: Andrew Maxwell's Banana Kingdom - Alex Salmond, and the funny side of medieval theology
Saturday 17 August 2013
A year before the referendum, Andrew Maxwell deserves credit for doing material about Scottish independence, not least because he’s a London-based Irishman whose jokes could easily divide the room. But such is his skill, charm and Banana Kingdom’s faultless construction that he takes the crowd with him.
Friday 09 August 2013
The manager at Wigan Council also told several hundred reeling employees about his weekend at a 'punk rock festival in Blackpool'
Saturday 22 June 2013
You've been around the world appearing on crazy TV shows for a new Channel 4 series. You must have seen some sights.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The BBC’s fly-on-the-wall documentary has made a star of Neville Wilshire. But what about the people at the receiving end of his firm’s unsolicited calls
Tuesday 11 June 2013
On Sunday night, the French zombie drama The Returned (Les Revenants) stuck a claim to being the best-received French zombie TV drama of all time.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
You aren’t alone if you could watch only some of The Call Centre, BBC3’s fly-on-the-wall series filmed at a Swansea cold-call factory, where bad banter met worse suits. The man in charge, Nev (that’s him in the brown suit with one of his acolytes) emerged instantly as a real-life David Brent, dispensing business park maxims and behaviour to make an HR department shudder.
Friday 10 May 2013
Bradford: City of Dreams, BBC2
Sunday 07 April 2013
For trivia fans, I was in the last programme ever to be filmed in BBC Television Centre. This is a fact, despite reading about 10 different Tweets from other performers claiming the same thing. As far as I can make out, their claims were only factually correct in that it might have been the last thing to be filmed in the studio they were in, but mine was the very last. I literally turned the lights off as I left. This should be very exciting, but as it was a non-broadcast puppet pilot for CBBC, it's not quite as glamorous as it could have been.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Singer Jessie J shaved off her long locks, comedian Peter Kay travelled the length of the country and the great British public took part in outrageous fund-raising stunts to help raise a record £75m for Comic Relief.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27