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Saturday 02 June 2012
ABC has greenlit the new US remake of the BBC's Only Fools and Horses, which stars John Leguizamo, known for his role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, in the role of Del made famous by Sir David Jason.
Saturday 26 May 2012
"Do you need more acting lessons?" Rebecca Front's fame-hungry mum asks her struggling son (Simon Amstell).
Saturday 05 May 2012
A critical view
Thursday 19 April 2012
Sir David Attenborough is to take on Keith Lemon and Sherlock for a TV Bafta.
Friday 06 April 2012
At their most grotesque, they possessed imagination dark enough to spew forth the village of Royston Vasey – a place populated by pen-obsessed sadists, an incestuous "local" couple and a magical man who swanned around in black-face, abducting innocent women from their homes. Now, after 10 years, the League of Gentlemen are back ... on a children's TV show.
Saturday 24 March 2012
The Sport Relief fundraising extravaganza has raised a record on-the-night total of £50 million.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
One of the stars behind The Fast Show is considering setting up an online comedy channel following the success of the show’s internet comeback last year.
Friday 17 February 2012
To British television viewers, David Kelly was the stereotypical Irishman, guaranteed perpetuity through his appearance as O'Reilly, the inept contractor hired by Basil in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". After botching a job inside the hotel, he is seen taking issue with Basil's disgruntled wife. "I like a woman with spirit," he unwisely says, before Sybil batters him with an umbrella. "I've been 52 to 53 years on stage and yet Fawlty Towers, those full nine minutes, make me recognised anywhere in the world," he once said.
Saturday 04 February 2012
1. Which high-street chain has a logo based on a 16th-century Norse woodcut?
Sunday 22 January 2012
A welcome change of pace for Kevin Smith, Red State is an exhilarating, 1970s-style thrill ride with the brisk pacing and white-knuckle action sequences you'd never expect of him.
Thursday 12 January 2012
Katy Perry has won the most People's Choice Awards at the 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza, but viewers would not have known it from watching the ceremony.
Thursday 12 January 2012
Madonna almost abandoned plans for her film about King Edward VIII's affair with Wallis Simpson, but changed her mind after being given "a sign" on a removal van.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Fashion: Piste perfect
Last night's viewing - The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, BBC2; Cutting Edge: King of Christmas Lights, Channel 4
Tuesday 20 December 2011
It was only a matter of time. A Charles Dickens comedy-adventure mash-up had to happen, and what better timing than now, in the warm-up to our annual pre-prandial sit-down to A Christmas Carol? I'm only surprised that zombies didn't feature. As it turned out, zombies weren't required. The first of the four-part series, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, wove together characters and plotlines from Bleak House, Great Expectations and The Old Curiosity Shop, along with a star cast and a sparkling script to make for an entertaining spoof.
Thursday 16 June 2011
We're comedy connoisseurs here at The Independent - and we love to share - so we've decided to give away five copies of the Tony Hancock Collection on DVD.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more