US TV comedy Arrested Development, the story of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family, reached it’s (final) conclusion on streaming service Netflix when the second half of the fifth season appeared a few weeks ago. Did it go out in a blaze of glory? I’d have to say no, I think it limped towards the finishing … Read moreArrested Development S5 – False Hand? No. False Leg
In what must be good news for fans of The Comic Strip Presents…, it was announced this week that it is to return for a one-off sixty minute special on Channel 4 later this year. Once again written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, who wrote many of the previous comedies in the series over … Read moreThe Comic Strip Presents…The Hunt For Tony Blair
It might be becoming a mission impossible to create a fresh, new animated comedy in the modern television world, but the creators of Archer have done just that. For those of you who are yet to discover FX Network‘s animated secret agent, Archer first hit American screens briefly in a pilot episode in late 2009, … Read moreArcher – The Secret (Agent) Is Out
…Adam Boulton. If PM stood for ‘Prize Muppet’. If you ask me. At 10.00 last Thursday, the election officially finished (unless you were locked in somewhere), and a month of strict broadcasting restrictions were finally lifted. For some, like Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, this meant the resumption of no holds barred piss-taking and satire, … Read moreAnd The New PM Is….
Canadian comedy quintet The Kids In The Hall have reunited to film a new eight part tv series Death Comes To Town, due to air in Canada in January. The Kids In The Hall was a sketch show that ran from 1988 to 1994 on CBC in Canada, and built up a cult following around … Read moreDeath Comes To The Hall
Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson return to tv screens for the first time in ten years in the new year, bringing Bellamy’s People to BBC Two. A spin-off from Radio 4’s popular Down The Line, it follows radio talk show host Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas) as he travels up and down the country in his … Read moreBellamy’s People – A Not So Fast Show