Little Britain: why the BBC cancelled the show

Now on sale is Matt Lucas’ excellent sort-of-autobiography, Little Me: My Life From A-Z. It’s a candid, interesting book, and one that shed light on why he and David Walliams never got to make a fourth UK series of Little Britain. Lucas openly discusses the difficulties getting the BBC to take on the show in … >

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5 of the funniest CCTV fails of 2015

Thieves, criminals and even passing pedestrians do the strangest things on CCTV. Sometimes they are aware of the fact, and at other times they are blissfully unaware of their crass stupidity. Here are five of the funniest CCTV fails of 2015…   Be careful when stealing a car Stealing a car is never a good … >

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The legacy of ‘Little Britain’

It’s thirteen years since Little Britain hit our screens with its outrageous brand of humour. Always shocking, defiantly funny, and endlessly quotable, the BBC comedy series from David Walliams and Matt Lucas has become part of the national landscape, even inspiring Russian and American versions. As well as Carol Beer telling everybody that her ‘computer … >

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‘Pompidou’ trailer: Matt Lucas’s new BBC Two comedy

The first trailer has been unveiled for Pompidou, BBC Two’s new visual comedy series created by and starring Matt Lucas. The six 30-minute episodes star Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as the titular Pompidou, an elderly oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times, alongside Alex MacQueen (Hunderby) as Hove, Pompidou’s long-suffering butler. Lucas commented last … >

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Matt Lucas begins filming BBC One comedy ‘Pompidou’

Shooting has begun on Pompidou, BBC One’s new prime-time visual comedy series created by and starring Matt Lucas. The six 30-minute episodes star Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as the titular Pompidou, an elderly oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times,, alongside Alex MacQueen (Hunderby) as Hove, Pompidou’s long-suffering butler. The official synopsis reads: “In … >

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