13 British TV comedies that became movies, rated from best to worst

Absolutely Fabulous and The Office are the latest British sitcoms to have made the move from TV to film, with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and David Brent: Life on the Road arriving in cinemas this summer. Adapting a British TV comedy for the big screen is something that’s been done many times before… with varying degrees … >

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‘The Thick of It’ creator rules out a return

Armando Iannucci has said that BBC Two’s satirical comedy series The Thick of It won’t return because the current world of politics is too “alien and awful”. Starring Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, The Thick of It launched in May 2005 and ran for four seasons and two specials. The final episode aired in October 2012 and a film … >

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Peter Capaldi describing ‘Star Wars’ is just perfect

Trying to persuade a non-fan to start watching Star Wars before The Force Awakens comes out? Just show them this classic clip from the fourth season of BBC Two’s political comedy series The Thick of It and you’ll have them on board in no time. > Buy the complete The Thick of It box set … >

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Hardeep Singh Kohli reveals his favourite TV shows

Comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef Hardeep Singh Kohli is bringing his ‘Big Mouth Strikes Again’ show to Brighton Comedy Festival this autumn. The show will take place at 7.30pm on 16 October at Brighton Dome Studio. This year’s Brighton Comedy Festival will feature 70 performances across 16 days at the Dome, Komedia and The Old … >

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Sky Atlantic confirms ‘Veep’ return date for Season 4

The fourth season of HBO’s Veep will begin in the UK later this month. Armando Iannucci’s political comedy returns to Sky Atlantic with the first of ten new episodes at 10.10pm on Wednesday 15 July. Watch the Season 4 trailer… Directed by The Thick of It star Chris Addison, ‘Joint Session’ kicks off as Selina … >

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Chris Addison joins ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 finale

Peter Capaldi’s The Thick of It co-star Chris Addison has been confirmed as a guest star in the new series of Doctor Who. The comedian will appear in Series 8’s finale episodes, ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death In Heaven’. Addison told Radio Times: “‘Would you like to be in Doctor Who?’ is the easiest question I’ve … >

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