Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

The Office: Martin Freeman is “glad” there weren’t more series’!

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With Ricky Gervais about to bring back the legendary character of David Brent for a mocumentary, his The Office co-star, Martin Freeman, has revealed that he is glad that the show ended when it did!

When The Office was first broadcast on our BBC screens last century, the country fell in love with the comical antics of the run-of-the-mill paper company run by the eccentric and often cringey David Brent (Ricky Gervais).
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The Office: Ricky Gervais on David Brent return!

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Following the news that Ricky Gervais is to reprise the role of David Brent for a documentary, the comedian has revealed his delight in getting to play the part once again!

David Brent will go down in history as one of the most eccentric, hilarious and downright outrageous characters in the history of British comedy, so it came as a huge disappointment when the show he featured on, The Office, was not granted a new series after just two runs.
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Red Dwarf: Danny John-Jules says series 11 to air next year!

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The hugely popular comedy sci-fi series, Red Dwarf, is reportedly returning for its 11th series next year, according to one of its main stars!

According to WhatCulture, Danny John-Jules, who plays Cat in the hit series, has revealed that Red Dwarf will return to Dave next autumn, after filming for it commences this October!
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BAFTA nominations revealed including Broadchurch, The Fall and The Great Train Robbery!

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This year’s BAFTA nominations have been revealed, and there are nods going out to the likes of Broadchurch, The Fall and The Great Train robbery!

The award’s, which this year will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 18 May, also has a whopping four nominations for Southcliffe – Leading Actor for Sean Harris, Supporting Actor for Rory Kinnear and Supporting Actress for Shirley Henderson and for best mini-series!
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Monty Python: Stars hint comeback tour will be last ever!

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It is a sad day for Monty Python fans everywhere, as the comedy group have revealed that their comeback tour this summer is likely to be their very last!

It was revealed back in November how the five remaining members of the Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, had decided to do a comeback tour this summer, much to the delights of their gazillions of fans.
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James Corden says of BBC Three move to online “it’s the best place for it!”

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Whilst most of the nation is outraged by the BBC’s plans to move BBC Three to an online channel, there is one person at least who is backing the plan – James Corden!

The British comedy legend, who co-wrote and starred in the smash hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, was speaking at Advertising Week Europe and admitted that he knows he is with the “public minority” with regards to the move, but that he believes that the internet is the “best place” for the Channel!
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TV News! Downton Abbey, Mrs Brown’s Boys movie & John Simm in ITV’s Prey!

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We have lots of telly news for you today, so we’ll start with veteran actor Richard E. Grant’s tweets from the set of Downton Abbey…

The actor is starring in the show as Simon Bricker, an art historian and expert who’s a houseguest of the Crawley family. And as you can see in the image above and the one after the jump, Richard’s right at home at Highclere Castle where the show is filmed. Read more & comment »

Only Fools & Horses NOT coming back for full series!

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Following its brief return last night for Sports Relief, Only Fools and Horses writer Jim Sullivan has revealed that the show will not make a full series return.

The classic BBC comedy, which starred Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, had been rumoured to be making a complete comeback after it was announced that the charity sketch, which saw British footballing legend David Beckham joining the Trotter brothers Del Boy and Rodney to try and sell singed pants, was going to be made.
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Benidorm Spoilers: Sheila Reid is quitting her role as Madge Harvey!

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Its bad news for Benidorm fans we are afraid, Sheila Reid has quit her role as Madge Harvey!

Reid, who has played the overly-tanned scooter terrorist ever since the show began six series’ ago, has announced that she is to leave the show next year.
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BBC Two announce 50th birthday celebratory shows featuring Ricky Gervais, Vic & Bob and many more!

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BBC Two is turning 50!!! And to celebrate it is going to broadcast a selection of on-off programmes to help mark the occasion!

When BBC Two was first launched back at 19.20 on April 20 1964, it was set to do so in style with a programme boasting an array of light entertainment, including the comedy show The Alberts, a performance from Soviet comedian Arkady Raikin, and a production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, all ending with a fireworks display.

Unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan as just over half an hour before the channel was about to be launched, a huge power cut from Battersea Power Station caused Television Centre, BBC Two’s broadcast base, to lose all power!
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Have I Got News For You: Jennifer Saunders to host first episode of new series!

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Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders has been confirmed as being the first guest presenter on the new series of Have I Got News For you!

This new series, which is scheduled to begin next month, will be the shows 47th having started back in 1990 on BBC Two. Having moved to a prime time slot of 9pm on Friday nights on BBC One back in 2000, Have I Got News For You was hosted by original presenter, Angus Deayton, but from 2002 the show has been hosted by an array of celebrity presenters after he left.
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Ricky Gervais turns to car salesman in new US Audi ad! (VIDEO)

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British comic legend, Ricky Gervais, has swapped the big screen for the considerably smaller one playing himself in a car advert for Audi!

Gervais, who is best known for his smash creation The office, has been over in the US making the advert, which will see him driving around in the car whilst his niece reads comments about him on social networking site, Twitter.
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David Beckham lost sleep over Only Fools and Horses cameo SPOILERS

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David Beckham has admitted that he was so nervous about his cameo on hit sitcom Only Fools and Horses, that he couldn’t sleep at all the night before he was due on set.

The football star recently agreed to appear on the BBC show alongside legendary actors David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, as part of a hilarious sketch for the forthcoming Sport Relief telethon.

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My Mad Fat Diary: Sharon Rooney gives a magnificent performance in another great episode (Spoilers)

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Since it began, music has been a large part of what makes My Mad Fat Diary so successful. Tonight’s episode reminded us of the first time Rae caught Finn’s eye, after selecting a song from the pub’s jukebox, and we all remember that line about Now 33. Though I’ll admit that a lot of the music from the series is used for nostalgic effect, occasionally it incorporates itself into the narrative. An example of this is present in tonight’s episode when Rae is forced to endure listening to the Backstreet Boys rather than buy a new Weezer album in order to ingratiate herself with a new gang of friends.

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Father Ted will never return to screen!

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When the hugely popular Channel 4 sitcom, Father Ted, came to an unexpected end in 1998 after its main star, Dermot Morgan, tragically passed away, no one could even think about replacing him!

However, it would seem that as the years since the show, which starred Morgan as the shamed Father Ted who had been sent to a remote island with two other questionable Father’s, was taken off our screens, fans have continued to ask about a return.
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