4 items from 2016
BBC Two has picked up No Such Thing As The News for five episodes. Qi brainboxes James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber will appear on-screen and recount funny stories from the week’s news.
The show has been described as “fast, intelligent, hilarious television, completely unlike any other show on air” which “aims to do for the news what Qi does for the universe at large.”
This is what producer John Lloyd had to say about the new comedy series...
“The last time I started a topical TV comedy show with four exceptionally talented »
This single mother, standup comedian and panel show favourite has barely a minute to spare… but still found time to tell us about waitressing at Hooters, fighting sexism, dealing with death threats and her invincible self-belief
It’s a testament to her frantic schedule that comedian Katherine Ryan speaks to me on the phone as she’s grabbing a short holiday with her six-year-old daughter, Violet. I feel bad, crashing her break, but she seems used to it. As well as continuing to tour her show, Kathbum, Ryan features regularly on television panel shows such as Qi, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and the comedy roast show, Safeword, where she’s team leader. She’s also an actor (Episodes), presenter (Hair) and columnist (writing on popular culture for NME).
It’s a list that could make you feel tired just reading it. Her »
- Barbara Ellen
BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards, with the BBC’s Wolf Hall leading the field with four nods, followed by Peter Kay’s Car Share and Shane Meadows’ This Is England ’90 with three apiece. Check out a full list of the nominations here…
Stephen Graham, This is England ’90
Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby
Sheridan Smith, The C-Word
Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90
Male performance in a comedy programme
Toby Jones, »
- Gary Collinson
A compilation of some of the funniest moments of Stephen Fry’s career as host of BBC2 panel show Qi. He will step down this week after presenting the show for the past 13 years, agreeing to chair the show as a last-minute replacement for Michael Palin
Fry’s final episode, titled Misconceptions, is broadcast on Friday at 10pm on BBC2 Continue reading »
- Guardian Staff
4 items from 2016
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