Great Expectations – BBC announce Olivia Colman for their next Dickens

The Oscar winner will become Miss Havisham for Steven Knight’s take on the classic tale.  While the final television series of Peaky Blinders is set to debut at the end of February, the BBC have announced casting for another Steven Knight project. The writer is tackling another Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations, having previously brought … >

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Toast of Tinseltown – trailer ahead of the January series launch

Steven Toast is back and he’s heading to Hollywood!  We recently reported that the whole Toast of London back catalogue had landed on BBC iPlayer. This was a canny move on behalf of Auntie’s streaming service, as they’re about to show the wayward thesp’s continuing mis-adventures in Toast of Tinseltown. Matt Berry’s louche performer has … >

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Toast of London – whole series lands on iPlayer

In preparation for the upcoming Toast of Tinseltown, BBC iPlayer have delivered a festive treat.  Things surely aren’t what they used to be in our new, multi-streaming platform world. Despite airing for three series between 2015 and 2017 on Channel 4, the brilliant Toast of London has just landed wholesale on BBC iPlayer. The Rose … >

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Matt Berry’s next series is a Victorian detective comedy

Matt Berry – who’s known for Toast Of London, The IT Crowd and many other hilarious projects – has a new series on Channel 4. It’s called Year Of The Rabbit, and it’s a detective series with comedy elements set in Victorian-era London. The synopsis for Year Of The Rabbit, which makes it sound like a real hoot, is right … >

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Toast Of London: new episodes in the offing

It’s been nearly two years since we last had an episode of Toast Of London, but Matt Berry has now confirmed that he’s working on potential new episodes for the show. Chatting to Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe on BBC 6Music, Berry was directly asked if there would be more Toast Of London. “Yes, there … >

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The IT Crowd

Top 10 episodes of The IT Crowd

Ten years since The IT Crowd began, we’ve picked out our ten all-time favourite episodes of Channel 4’s sitcom. > Buy the complete Season 1-4 box set on Amazon. 10. ‘The Internet Is Coming’ (2013 Special) In this hour-long final episode, Jen and Roy become internet-famous for all the wrong reasons when an incriminating video … >

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What are the cast of ‘The IT Crowd’ doing now?

Can you believe it’s now been ten years since The IT Crowd first appeared on our TV screens? The award-winning Channel 4 sitcom aired for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, ending with a special episode in 2013. > Buy the complete Season 1-4 box set on Amazon. A whole decade after Jen first ventured … >

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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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5 of the best ‘Toast of London’ cameos

If your answer to the question ‘Do you like Toast of London?‘ is a resounding ‘YES!’ (in an attempted fruity baritone) then you’ll be delighted to hear that the third season of Channel 4’s Rose d’Or winning cult comedy is now out on DVD, won’t you? ‘YES!’ And while much of the lure of the … >

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Rewind: ‘Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace’ revisited

A decade after it originally aired, we take a look back at Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Channel 4’s spoof of bad 80’s horror television. > Buy Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace on DVD.   What was it about? Running for six episodes in early 2004, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace focused on ‘a show within a show’ as fictional horror … >

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