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Tom Davis takes on the Crystal Maze

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis will take on The Crystal Maze in a Christmas special. Tom Davis will be teaming up with pro boxer Nicola Adams, reality star Ollie Locke, singer Mollie King and swimming champ Ellie Simmonds for the Christmas special, which is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. [...]

November 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Magic Faraway Tree with Farnaby

Simon Farnaby is writing a film adaption of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree. Fresh from co-writing Paddington 2, which is in cinemas now, Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Mindhorn) is now turning The Magic Faraway Tree into a film for StudioCanal. The series set in an [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Pre-Orders

Paul King and Simon Farnaby‘s #1 box-office smash Paddington 2 is now available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Blu-Ray and Amazon Instant Video. Once again starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi, with Ben Wishaw as the voice of Paddington, [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cockles at Chrimbo

Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes a very special gift: as former The Fast Show regular Tommy Cockles is returning for one night only for the festive season with a unique live event: Tommy Cockle’s Xmas Cracker Extravaganza. The star of Music Hall and Variety, whose [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Arnab’s Back!

If you’re a relative newcomer to the fine comedy scene we write about, it’s unlikely that you’ll have had the pleasure of seeing Arnab Chanda live. If you have, you’ll know why we’re so flipping excited about his two forthcoming work-in-progress shows! After a hiatus [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sleigh with Matt Berry

Matt Berry and Nigel Planer star in new short film Sleigh. Formerly successful rock band The Kindness are trying to record a Christmas song for their comeback single. It’s the height of summer, tempers are fraying and obnoxious lead singer Rob (Aidan Casey) and his dad Gerald, the officious [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brakes: new trailer and more screenings

A new trailer for Brakes has been released and more screening/Q&A dates have been announced. Mercedes Grower’s anti-romcom, following nine couples from the end of their relationships to the start, boasts a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katherine Parkinson on stage

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in new play Home, I’m Darling. If you live in North Wales, you’re in for a treat, because Home, I’m Darling is running at Mold’s Theatr Clwyd before heading to the National Theatre in London. The new play by Laura Wade is described as a [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

King and Farnaby on Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is in cinemas now, so Paul King and Simon Farnaby spoke to film site HeyUGuys about it. In the five-minute interview, Paul and Simon talk about the widespread appeal of Paddington as a character, the resonance of a story about a stranger in need of kindness, and how they approached [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Back will be back

Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Back. The first series of Back, written by Simon Blackwell (The Thick of It, Peep Show) and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, came to an end last month. Channel 4 have said that it attracted an average audience of 1 million viewers per [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yuletide Ditties away from the Cities

Christmas comes around just once a year, but chances to see Antony Elvin & The Tudor Unit alongside a newly revived Dead Dog In Black Bag are even rarer! As the fawning lights encroach around every corner, and the murky fog smirks like an insinuating, co-dependent drunk, the season of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bullet to the Heart with Bea

Short film Bullet to the Heart is now available to watch online. The 11-minute film stars Brett Goldstein and Aisling Bea as a cop and a criminal who are having a shoot-out. Aisling and Brett also wrote the film with director Jon Drever (SuperBob). It was originally released to view only on [...]

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Meeten pulls the other one

Tom Meeten is on the bill for Pull the Other One on Friday 24th November. The comedy night at the Old Nun’s Head in London is said to be “an extraordinary evening with acts bizarre, humorous and delightful”. As well as TVO favourite Tom Meeten, the lineup also includes Robin Ince [...]

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Parris on RHLSTP

Rachel Parris is the latest guest on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it RHLSTP. The multitalented musical comedian and improviser talks to Richard about her life before comedy, from playing the organ at church and fronting a Christian rock band [...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Iannucci on RHLSTP

Armando Iannucci is the latest guest on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it RHLSTP. Armando discusses his new film The Death of Stalin, which is in UK cinemas now, covering topics such as the casting of actors from varied backgrounds [...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Barrel Of Davis And Sanders

Tom Davis and Lou Sanders will be on the bill for a night of comedy in support of a good cause taking place on 16th November. A Barrel of Laughs features an impressive line-up of established names and rising stars from the world of comedy on who have gathered to perform on behalf of the charity [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hynes with Corbyn on Gogglebox

Jessica Hynes will join Jeremy Corbyn on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa. The special episode for Stand Up To Cancer will air Friday 3rd November on Channel 4. Jessica commented: “I absolutely love Gogglebox and couldn’t be more thrilled to be on it alongside Jeremy Corbyn. I’m slightly [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Entire Universe Stretches Across The Atlantic

Ex-Python Eric Idle’s 2016’s TV spectacular, The Entire Universe, which featured Noel Fielding in its cast, will be airing on PBS in the US on 22nd December. The one hour show features British physicist Brian Cox doing his best to explain the secrets of the universe, in spite of a [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington On Display

The Museum of London is hosting an exhibition of costumes and props and from Paddington 2. The follow up to the hugely-successful Paddington is once again directed by Mighty Boosh and Bunny & The Bull director, Paul King, is written by the multi-talented Simon Farnaby, and features follow TVO [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hangmen in the US

Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen is going to the US, with Reece Shearsmith reprising his role as Syd. The acclaimed play – a dark comedy about a hangman managing an Oldham pub in the 1960s – ran at the Royal Court Theatre in London in late 2015, followed by a run at the Wyndham’s [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments