Marianne Jean Baptiste, Alistair Petrie and Rebekah Staton

The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies – BBC reveal cast

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Alastair Petrie and Rebekah Staton lead the “unconventional thriller”.  To us, the impressively titled The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies instantly sounds fabulous. Now in production, the offbeat thriller has already garnered an impressive cast. Before we get to that however, here’s the premise: Cheryl is a bestselling fantasy … >

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The Witchfinder – New BBC Two comedy has a stellar guest cast

Starring Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper, The Witchfinder promises a 1640s “road-free road trip”.   Back in October 2019, the BBC announced its 17th Century-set comedy The Witchfinder. Now it seems the show is almost here. The story follows a witchfinder and his prisoner on a journey across England, encountering civil war, famine and … >

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‘Flowers’ will return to Channel 4 for a second season

Channel 4 has commissioned a new season of Flowers. Starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Will Sharpe’s acclaimed comedy series launched over five consecutive nights on Channel 4 earlier this year. Flowers will return for six new 30-minute episodes, in association with US comedy streaming channel Seeso. Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here. The first season introduced the world to the eccentric Flowers … >

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Rewind: Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade’s ‘AD/BC: A Rock Opera’ revisited

Before becoming known to a wider audience on The IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry made their first television appearances in the brilliant Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, a pastiche of low-budget ‘80s horror. A second season of Darkplace was discussed but sadly never commissioned, following low viewing figures and concern from Channel 4 bosses as … >

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Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt join Channel 4 comedy pilot ‘Flowers’

Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) will star in Flowers, a pilot episode for a new Channel 4 comedy series. Written by Will Sharpe (Black Pond), the 30-minute pilot will be produced by Kudos (Utopia, Spooks) and is not intended for transmission. Flowers is described as “an imaginative and visually stunning narrative … >

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‘Zimbani’ review

It’s surprising that, in the wake of The Mighty Boosh, there haven’t been more pretenders to the comedy crown of Mssrs Barratt and Fielding. Dave’s exclusive new show Zimbani tries, but epically fails.

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