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Rewind: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘Catterick’ revisited

From Big Night Out and sketch shows in the 1990s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the 2000s and House of Fools in more recent years – as well as their anarchic quiz show Shooting Stars – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are one of the UK’s most successful comedy double acts. But Catterick has been … >

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Olivia Williams to lead cast of ‘Downton’ producer’s hotel drama ‘The Halcyon’

ITV has announced the cast for The Halcyon, a new drama set in a glamorous 5-star hotel at the centre of London society during World War 2. The eight-part series will star Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) and Steven Mackintosh (Luther) alongside Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge), Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van), Matt Ryan (Arrow), Hermione Corfield (Pride … >

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‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ review: Heartfelt with a fine cast

BBC One’s ‘kinda true’ biographical comedy drama based on the young life of Lenny Henry opens with cute nostalgia. A young Danny Fearon (Kascion Franklin) dancing in gold heels to ‘My Boy Lollipop’ cuts to an older Danny having the shit kicked out of him by Dudley’s cohort of oddly baby-faced teenage fascists. What’s expected … >

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‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ trailer: Lenny Henry’s new 1970s drama

The first trailer has been unveiled for Lenny Henry’s upcoming one-off fictionalised account of his life as a working-class teenager in 1970s Dudley. Danny and the Human Zoo centres round Danny Fearon (played by newcomer Kascion Franklin), a talented impressionist, and his working-class Jamaican family, as he rises to fame as a stand-up comedian. The … >

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‘Inside No. 9’ Season 2 Episode 1 review: ‘La Couchette’

‘La Couchette’ opens up the second season of Inside No. 9, and here you should stop reading if you haven’t seen the episode. A group of disparate characters have been shoved into a confined space, and they are not exactly ideal bedfellows. There’s a lot packed into what’s deceptively a gossamer-light plot involving a dead … >

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