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Sunday 03 February 2013
The dead parrot! Mrs Sartre!! How did we manage before 'Monty Python'? Very well indeed...
Thursday 24 January 2013
Comedian-turned-author, turned-comedian again, Alexei Sayle was rather hoarse for his first proper standup show in seventeen years.
Friday 18 January 2013
TV pick of the week: Louie
Monday 14 January 2013
Tina Fey and Poehler replaced Ricky Gervais as this year's hosts. But unlike Fey, her blond counterpart is relatively unknown this side of the pond
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Comedy actress Miranda Hart seems to be going on a new year health kick - and then undoing it with a cheeky tipple.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front won best actor and actress gongs for their efforts in Armando Iannucci's Shadow Cabinet
Monday 10 December 2012
Not The Nine O'Clock News once announced on air that the TV picture of anyone without a TV licence would go black. It did so, then a phone number appeared and a voiceover invited culprits to call the Director-General and explain themselves. From that moment the phone in our production office started ringing. Stifling our laughter, each of us in turn fielded calls from frantic viewers promising to pay up. After 40 years in entertainment, I believe making people laugh is "a Good Thing". But – like power, money, science and religion – comedy is a powerful tool that can be used for good or ill. And, on rare occasions, it can be lethal.
Jacintha Saldanha, Kate Middleton, and how prank calls show comedy can be used for both good and ill
Sunday 09 December 2012
From Hogarth to Chris Morris, there is a long tradition in Britain of setting out to make people look foolish. Within that tradition, prank calls are the new lowest form of wit
Monday 03 December 2012
A signed doodle by Prime Minister David Cameron is going under the hammer for schemes run by the Cornwall-based Eden Project.
Sunday 02 December 2012
Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations' crams in the detail, but blink and you'll miss the drama
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Schizophrenia: Our lives now
Friday 23 November 2012
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Sunday 11 November 2012
Wild women remembered with a smile
Saturday 03 November 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
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