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John Cleese Back on BBC 1

John Cleese has been signed by BBC One to star in a new six-part comedy series Edith. Starring alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins, Edith centers on a widow whose dreams of moving away with an old boyfriend are put on hold when her adult son returns home. The BBC Studios production …

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WATCH – Russell Kane LIVE & gig news

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years – with the heart of three oxen & sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age – it’s the beauty and the curse …

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WATCH: Does Simon Pegg speak English?

Simon Pegg and BBC’s Big Train sketch team perform ‘an English speaking tourist in France’. PS – Big Train was created and mostly written by Irish writers Graham Linehan (also director) and Arthur Matthews who went on to create Father Ted. The first series was voted “Best ‘Broken Comedy’ Show” at the …

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CLASSIC: Monty Python’s ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’

Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on the BBC late 1969 and fast became the stuff of legend. Amongst the classic material were a good few sketches that still remain as funny and fresh nearly 50 years later. Here is one – The Dead Parrot Sketch. BACKGROUND? The “Dead Parrot Sketch” – originally known as the “Pet …

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WATCH: CLASSIC VIDEO – Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry

We like to share classic TV comedy sketches. Watch Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (before mega stardom) perform this two-hander sketch in a police station. Story very simple. Laurie is making a statement but has a surname that is pretty hard to pronounce! Classic moment from the ground-breaking comedy sketch show ‘A …

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