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‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie – Join the Flock in 2015!

Reason #(pick a number) as to why I continue to tout the brilliant output from the UK whether it be the large or small screen. Today’s reason has to do with the large screen and the forthcoming project from Aardman Animations, creators of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. Next up from Aardman is Shaun the […]

Sir David Suchet heads to the West End as….Lady Bracknell?

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of false identities and true love has a brilliant history on stage. Over the years, the iconic role of Lady Bracknell has been played by what seems like a who’s who of British greatness as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Penelope Keith have all uttered the […]

The boys from the ‘Small Rouge One’ are back for series XI!

While there hasn’t been confirmation of this as of yet on reddwarf.co.uk, it’s worth putting this out there because news is traveling fast around the Internets…and everything you read on the Internets is true, right? Almost three years to the day since Dave’s announcement that there was to be a Red Dwarf X in our […]

R.I.P. – Bob Larbey

These are getting harder and harder to write with each passing but they seem to come more frequently these days than any of us would like. The British comedy world, actually, the comedy world, lost a good friend this past week when Bob Larbey passed away. While you may not be familiar with the name, […]

Put the kids to bed – It’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys: D’ Movie!

Whether or not you are a fan of the BBC One sitcom, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, I’m betting the farm that, at some point in the series, you’ve laughed out loud more than you have for any sitcom on the schedule in some time. The three-year old series is the brainchild of Irish writer and performer, […]

With Towel Day just around the corner, H2G2 – The Game turns 30

While longtime H2G2 fans will immediately remember the original Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio and TV series, how many actually remember the H2G2 game? First, you have to set the Wayback Machine to 1984. It was then that Steve Meretzky of Infocom got together with H2G2 creator, Douglas Adams, to create a game based […]

Bear with…Miranda Hart joins cast of Paul Feig comedy spy feature

After conquering both small screen comedy (Miranda) and drama (Call the Midwife) and, now, in the midst of her first comedy concert tour, the My, What I Call, Live Show tour, Miranda Hart has mastered riding a bike so will now set her sights on the big screen.   According to Deadline, the ‘as yet […]

Lenny Henry to star in stage version of ‘Rudy’s Rare Records’

Rudy’s Rare Records is a tiny, on its last breath, reggae and ska record shop in Birmingham. It is one of a dying breed, a place with real soul and stacked with piles of vinyl where the slogan is “If we don’t have it – them don’t mek it.” Unfortunately, much like Championship Vinyl in […]

Move over Nigel Tufnel, David Brent to film upcoming Foregone Conclusion mini-world tour

Taking a page out of the brilliant Rob Reiner film, Spinal Tap, and coming on the heels of his wildly successful Learn Guitar with David Brent series on YouTube, Ricky Gervais will soon hit the road to document his upcoming Foregone Conclusion tour The former head honcho of Slough paper firm Wernham Hogg told The […]

BBC revives Comedy Playhouse with ‘Over to Bill’

This Spring will see two brilliant returns to the telly. Not so coincidentally, brilliance will collide when Doug Naylor’s Over to Bill launches as one of three pilots scheduled for the revival of the BBC’s Comedy Playhouse strand. Comedy Playhouse began in 1961 and ran until 1975 as an anthology series which served as the […]

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