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Red Dwarf XII adds new guest star

Red Dwarf return to our screens next month, and a fresh piece of casting news for the show has been announced. Johnny Vegas is taking on a guest star role in one of the six upcoming episodes of Red Dwarf XII. He’ll be playing a law enforced – a ‘crit cop’ – in a place … >

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BBC One orders full season of Johnny Vegas sitcom ‘Home From Home’

A full season of new comedy series Home From Home has been commissioned by BBC One. A 30-minute pilot aired on BBC Two in August as part of the Landmark Sitcom Season. The pilot’s cast – Johnny Vegas, Emilia Fox (Silent Witness), Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey) and Adam James (Doctor Foster) – are all expected to … >

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BBC One orders third season of ‘Still Open All Hours’

Still Open All Hours will return to BBC One later this year for a Christmas special, followed by a third season in 2017. Written by Roy Clarke, the Open All Hours spin-off series launched in 2014, with Season 2 becoming the highest rated comedy series of the past 12 months. Season 3 and this year’s festive episode will start filming … >

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Channel 4 to celebrate 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth

Channel 4 has ordered a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books, hosted by David Walliams. The 90-minute special will bring together a host of stars to mark the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth, including Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes. Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book will climax with the nation … >

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Sky Arts are adapting Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’ for TV

Johnny Vegas and Tom Hughes will star in Sky Arts’ new adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), the new four-part series is a collection of Neil Gaiman’s short stories, all set in London. Pulp frontman and solo artist Jarvis Cocker will compose the music … >

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ITV confirms ‘Benidorm’ return date! Watch Season 8 trailer

ITV returns to Benidorm for more fun, sun and sangria next month. The first of seven new episodes airs at 9pm on Monday 11 January on ITV. Tiger brings a friend along and a new family called the Dawsons are on holiday at the Solana. Joyce Temple-Savage is desperate for new staff, who will come … >

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Second season of ‘Still Open All Hours’ begins filming

BBC One has ordered new episodes of David Jason’s sitcom Still Open All Hours. Written by Roy Clarke, Season 2 will open with a Christmas special, which began filming on location in Doncaster last month. The festival episode will see Granville (Sir David Jason) bag himself a bargain Christmas tree, which gives him more problems … >

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‘Benidorm’ to return for Season 8

ITV has re-commissioned Benidorm for an eighth season. Seven new episodes will begin filming on location in Spain later this year, with creator Derren Litten introducing a brand new family to the Solana. Elaine Bedell, ITV’s Director of Comedy & Entertainment commented: “Benidorm continues its enduring appeal with ITV viewers, and we look forward to … >

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‘Still Open All Hours’ new series begins filming

Production has started on the new series of David Jason’s BBC One sitcom  Still Open All Hours on location in Doncaster and at the studios in Teddington. Following the success of last year’s one-off special, Jason reprise his role as Granville, running the corner shop with his son Leroy (James Baxter). We follow Granville’s antics … >

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Johnny Vegas returns to ‘Benidorm’ for Series 7

ITV has recommissioned Benidorm for a seventh series. Written by creator Derren Litten, Series 7 will feature the return of Johnny Vegas as The Oracle, last seen in Series 3. Other returning cast members include Elsie Kelly as Noreen and Crissy Rock as Janey York. The recent sixth series averaged 6.8 million viewers across the … >

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