Birmingham-born comic will front satirical news programme on Sunday evenings
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Monday 31 January 2011
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Last Night's TV: How Science Changed Our World/BBC1<br />Being Ronnie Corbett/BBC2<br />Christmas with Gordon/Channel 4
Friday 24 December 2010
As claims to fame go, it's not a bad one: Wilhelmina, pet rabbit of Professor Robert Winston, was one of the first living beings to be photographed by MRA scan. Winston had been down the pub with some friends who had, he explained, rushed in bearing news of a machine they'd built. An old TV, a few bits of wire, and there you have it: one of the first MRA scanners in the history of the universe. Understandably, they wanted to try it out right away. And so off they went to collect Winston and his rabbit.
Burke and Hare, John Landis, 92 mins (15)<br/>Out of the Ashes, Tim Albone & Lucy Martens, 90 mins
Sunday 31 October 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Take a stack of well-thumbed memoirs, a cast of comedians and actors, and lashings of deadpan delivery, and you have the makings of a cult hit. Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the New York hit show Celebrity Autobiography arrives in the West End next week, giving UK audiences another chance to marvel at the writerly pretensions of the rich and famous, or at least infamous .
Friday 01 October 2010
As with so many momentous cultural shifts, the tipping point came with Les Dennis. There was a time when a celebrity sending himself up felt genuinely fresh; then Les, and myriad others, gratefully submitted themselves to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for Extras. They emerged looking an awful lot stranger, but also more knowing, more self-effacing, and considerably more employable.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant spent two series of Extras scoffing at Hollywood clichés and sitcom banalities, so it's bizarre to see the pair embracing those very clichés and banalities in the first film they've written and directed together.
Friday 13 August 2010
Comedian Ricky Gervais is making a version of his hit show The Office for Chinese television, he said today.
Friday 18 June 2010
Friday 28 May 2010
Three people I never imagined playing comedy together: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stephen Merchant and Julie Andrews. But you can never say never where family entertainment's concerned.
Monday 26 April 2010
Thursday 22 April 2010
The BBC has commissioned Ricky Gervais to write a new comedy about the day-to-day frustrations of a dwarf.
Cemetery Junction, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, 95 mins, (15)<br/>The Market, Ben Hopkins, 93 mins, (15)
Sunday 18 April 2010
Saturday 17 April 2010
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes