While politicians agonise over the size of the Government’s debt, one of the most expensive publicly funded projects in recent years is quietly getting under way.
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Saturday 18 January 2014
Something to Declare
Baldrick bites back: Sir Tony Robinson calls Michael Gove 'irresponsible' over criticisms of Blackadder as propaganda tool for the left
Sunday 05 January 2014
Actor says comments by Education Secretary amounted to 'slagging off teachers'
Thursday 02 January 2014
This year marks 100 years since the start of a four-year war which claimed 16 million lives around the world. In October, the BBC laid claim to this anniversary announcing an ambitious slate of over 2,500 hours of First World War programming. Clearly, Adrian Van Klaveren needn't worry whether he's commissioned enough programmes, but if anything keeps the BBC's Controller of the World War One Centenary up at night over the next four years, it will be the tone of these documentaries and dramas.
Thursday 15 August 2013
The Labour adviser turned stand-up Matt Forde came face-to-face with one of his subjects when Jack Straw showed up at his show this week. "I was just kicking my shoes off in my dressing room after the show and the former Foreign Secretary popped his head around the door", he said.
Friday 09 August 2013
Carter will take time out from the game after the Kiwi's November European Tour
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Funnyman David Walliams says sexuality "can change over the years".
Monday 05 August 2013
The comedy producer and QI founder John Lloyd does exactly what he sets out to do with this show - at least according to the blurb on his flyer: to take the audience on a journey via The Meaning of Liff (the spoof lexicon he co-wrote with Douglas Adams) and his constant search for quite interesting facts.
Saturday 20 July 2013
As so many people have said, Mel Smith, who has died at the age of 60, was a comedy giant. And his talent was evident – obvious – when I first saw him 40 years ago. I was then trying to make my way in comedy at Cambridge, and he, then president of the slightly loftier Oxford University Dramatic Society, had agreed to take part, rather to amuse himself, I suspect. He was by a mile the best thing in it. Clever, and very, very funny, as he always was subsequently.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Rowan Atkinson’s Archbishop of Canterbury sketch for Comic Relief has received another complaint-this time from his own brother.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
TV star Tony Robinson has admitted Channel 4's decision to axe its archaeology series Time Team has left him "frustrated".
Sunday 17 March 2013
It has raised over £800m in all, but this year's pre-watershed language wasn't funny, say furious viewers
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Atkinson gives a masterclass in awkward for return to the stage
Thursday 01 November 2012
Charlie Bean, the deputy governor of the Bank of England and key interest rate setter, has poured cold water on the chances of an imminent expansion of the £375bn quantitative easing programme.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
We’ve seen Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder going forth in the First World War, ruffed-up and ruffled as a courtier to Elizabeth I and trussed up in a wig as a stroppy Prince Edmund in the middle ages. But a ‘lost’ episode due to be revealed this week presents the character as we’ve never seen him before: Edmund Blackadder the Bethlehem innkeeper.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Ben Elton has written a new sitcom set in the dysfunctional world of local government.
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