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Fantasy Football will never return to TV, Frank Skinner has told Digital Spy.
The comic, who hosted the popular comedy series with David Baddiel, said that he was "fairly confident" that there would never be a comeback, adding that there would also be no follow-up to the duo's number one football song '3 Lions'.
Frank Skinner talks Fantasy Football, Baddiel & Skinner and money in football:
"Fantasy Football will never return. I can honestly say that. Baddiel and Skinner will never do another England song. And England will not win the World Cup in Brazil. That's three things I'm fairly confident about," he told Digital Spy.
Fantasy Football League originally aired on the BBC between 1994 and 1996. ITV later picked the show up for World Cup and European Cup specials in 1998 and 2004.
Skinner was more open to the idea of bringing back the comedy series Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, revealing that there has »
BBC Four has announced details of four new shows to be broadcast later this year.
Mackenzie Crook will star in the six-part series Detectorists, in which he uses his own experiences as a metal detector enthusiast.
Crook will "tap into the world of the male hobby which is very funny and touching", BBC controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen said.
The BBC is looking to announce a "big name" star to appear opposite Crook in the series, according to Radio Times.
The pair will "embark on a journey of greed, betrayal, rejection and redemption as they hurtle towards Danbury Metal Detecting Club's greatest ever find".
Each episode follows Damien and his partner Anthony (Justin Edwards), their builders Mr Mullaney and Steven, and Damien's "terrifying" agent Ian. »
The Loco London Comedy Film Festival returns this January for the third year with its biggest ever line-up. Spread over four days (23 – 26 January) at venues across the capital (BFI Southbank, Hackney Picturehouse, Ritzy Picturehouse, Greenwich Picturehouse, Institut Français, the Lexi Cinema and more), the festival will showcase the world’s best funny films, lightening up London in the most miserable week of the year.
With its commitment to discovering and developing new British talent, Loco will present the World Premiere of Jamie Adams’ independent British comedy Benny & Jolene (24 January, BFI Southbank). The film stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) as an indie folk duo trying to balance credibility with commerce, and just possibly falling in love along the way. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jamie Adams, producer Jon Rennie and lead actress, Charlotte Ritchie. Loco will also bring summer to BFI Southbank for its premiere, »
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2014
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