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Kevin Eldon's BBC Two comedy It's Kevin not returning for second series

11 December 2014 10:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kevin Eldon has confirmed that his BBC Two comedy It's Kevin won't be returning for a second series.

The sketch show debuted last year and received a positive reaction from critics and viewers.

Asked by Digital Spy whether the show would be coming back, Eldon said: "No," before joking: "Write to the BBC and ask them and demand!"

On whether he would have wanted to do a second series, Eldon said: "Yes. Because you find your way on the first series, and then if you get a second series you know what went wrong and what went right and you capitalise.

"But if you aren't given the chance, obviously you can't do that. But never mind."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the BBC told Digital Spy this afternoon (December 11) that it was "unlikely" It's Kevin would return, adding: "But Kevin is a major talent for the BBC and we look forward »

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Stephen Fry and more join the voice cast of Danger Mouse

1 December 2014 8:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in September it was revealed that Alexander Armstrong (Pointless) and Kevin Eldon (It’s Kevin) will lend their voices to Danger Mouse and his sidekick Penfold in the upcoming reboot of the beloved British cartoon, and now several more names have been announced as joining the voice cast.

Set to voice the role of Colonel K is Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), while Richard Osman (Pointless) will portray the jellyfish scientist Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz, Ed Gaughan (Robomax) will play villain Baron Silas Greenback and Kayvan Novak (Facejacker) will voice a number of different characters.

Danger Mouse will return to TV next year with 52 new episodes on Cbbc.

 

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Stephen Fry to star as Colonel K in Danger Mouse remake

30 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Qi host will join Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon in much-loved cartoon’s comeback

Stephen Fry has been signed up for the return of much-loved cartoon character Danger Mouse – playing the voice of pompous veteran spy Colonel K.

The broadcaster and actor will play the secret service boss when the show makes its comeback next year for a new generation of young viewers. Alexander Armstrong is lined up to play the show’s title character, originally voiced by David Jason, will be reunited with his co-star on BBC1 quiz Pointless as Richard Osman has a guest role.

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Stephen Fry and Richard Osman join cast of Danger Mouse

30 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stephen Fry and Richard Osman have joined the cast of Cbbc's forthcoming version of Danger Mouse.

Osman will team up with his Pointless co-host Alexander Armstrong on the show.

Fry will provide the voice of chinchilla Colonel K, while Osman will play mastermind Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz.

It was announced in September that Armstrong would voice the lead character on the revamp of the classic animation.

Also joining the cast are Ed Gaughan and FaceJacker's Kayvan Novak.

Osman said: "As a lifelong fan of the show and a slightly more recent fan of Alexander Armstrong I could not be more delighted to be playing my own small part in this incredible new version of Danger Mouse."

Already confirmed cast members include comedian and actor Kevin Eldon, Come Dine With Me's Dave Lamb, Shauna MacDonald and Morwenna Banks. »

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24 great comedy shows that deserve more love

13 November 2014 3:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...

Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.

To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.

Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »

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'Set Fire to the Stars' International Trailer with Elijah Wood

13 October 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New York poet and critic John M. Brinnin (Elijah Wood) finds out just how much trouble a fellow poet can be in a new U.K. trailer for Set Fire to the Stars, which is based on a true story.

Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones stars as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who is about to embark on his first trip to the U.S. in the 1950s, with John M. Brinnin being put in charge of overseeing his trip. Little does he know about Dylan Thomas' over-bearing personality and his penchant to drink to excess, which makes this task much more difficult than Brinnin first thought.

Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh and Shirley Henderson co-star in this drama from director Andy Goddard, who co-wrote the script with Celyn Jones, with Welsh musician Gruff Rhys composing the score. The film opens in U.K. theaters November 7, although it does not have a »

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Alexander Armstrong To Voice "Danger Mouse"

18 September 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Comedian Alexander Armstrong is set to voice Danger Mouse in the revamped version of the classic 1980s cartoon. The new take will air on British kids TV network Cbbc.

Armstrong will be joined by comedian Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse's assistant Penfold, and Dave Lamb from "Come Dine With Me" will narrate the series.

Also onboard are Shauna MacDonald as Professor Squawkencluck, and Morwenna Banks in a variety of roles across the series. The revamp will air in 2015.

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Utopia series 2 episode 2 review

21 July 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The second new episode of Utopia reunites the old gang and hits the ground running…

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This review contains spoilers.

Hear that? Underneath all the eerie buzzing beeps and whispering drones? That’s the sound of a TV show running at full pelt and knowing exactly where it’s heading. “They’re starting again” said back-from-the-grave Lee this week. That they are, praise be.

Episode two was this series’ real opener after that superb trip back to the seventies carefully and stylishly shaded in the outlines of Milner, Arby and Jessica. The purpose of that fifty-minute flashback was nowhere more clear than in this episode’s final scene. Imagine Milner asking a possum-playing Jessica “What have I done to you?” without understanding her history with Philip Carvel. Or for that matter, consider watching Milner’s meeting with Arby in which he assured her that his father was “not incredible, not »

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Win A Cuban Fury Poster And Blu-Ray

15 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd star in Cuban Fury as - of all things - rivals competing for the same woman (Rashida Jones) with the power of salsa dance. The UK comedy hits DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29th and one lucky Twitch reader could take home a Blu-Ray copy of the film along with the theatrical poster.You want Frost and his fiery feet in your home? Simple enough, just email me here and name the science fiction comedy series he starred in opposite Kevin Eldon. Please include your mailing address. Winner will be drawn at random....

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Simon Munnery: 'There are always things bubbling over and happening'

15 July 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

While there'll always be a place for down-the-line observational stand-up, there are thankfully also some comics doing stranger stuff at the fringes.

From the mid-1990s on, Simon Munnery has intrigued and innovated. Ahead of his spot on Stewart Lee's The Alternative Comedy Experience, Digital Spy got on the phone with Simon to talk singing Kierkegaard, "fylm" and whether or not we'll ever get Attention Scum! on DVD.

Asked about The Alternative Comedy Experience, Munnery said: "It's a different selection of acts - it's acts you don't see on Michael McIntyre's Roadshow or Live at the Apollo.

"It's perhaps less mainstream acts, a bit more quirky, a bit more interesting."

Of almost half the comics on the show being women, he added: "There are a lot of very good women comics and quite a lot of them are on this.

"There just are quite a lot of good »

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Film Review: ‘Set Fire to the Stars’

4 July 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dylan Thomas knew the transcendent power of great art: “The world is never the same,” he famously said, “once a good poem has been added to it.” The world, it has to be said, does not look terribly different after viewing “Set Fire to the Stars,” a stylized biopic covering the alcoholic poet’s first American tour in 1950. Shot in silky black-and-white, Andy Goddard’s debut feature is an easy, elegant diversion — a kind of “My Week With Dylan” exercise, agreeably headlined by Elijah Wood as John Brinnin, the buttoned-up Harvard grad swiftly overwhelmed by the Welsh hellraiser. Yet its appreciation of Thomas’ work remains superficial, while the polished filmmaking never quite finds its own poetry. Perhaps the most universally distributable of this year’s Edinburgh world premieres, “Stars” should twinkle only modestly in select arthouses.

Arriving six years after John Maybury’s “The Edge of Love” — a portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-man romance that also, »

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Eiff 2014: Set Fire to the Stars Review

27 June 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Never meet your heroes. Or so states the tagline for Andy Goddard’s feature-length debut. Far from a paint-by-numbers biopic, the Downton Abbey alumnus makes the leap to silver screen with an understated elegance, only snowflakes and the swirling of cigarette smoke fracturing Chris Seager’s crisp black and white casing. This may be a world of post-war dreamers, but the choice of monochrome certifies Set Fire to the Stars worthy of timeless status.

Harvard graduate and poetry teacher John Brinnin’s (Elijah Wood) precise opening steps accompany his equally meticulous repetition of tour dates prepared for literary hero, Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones, also on writing duties). But it is clear from the initial jazz-dowsed introductions that Brinnin will remain the steady bassline, Thomas the improvising drums and brass. Recounting the celebrated Welsh poet’s first trip to America, breaking their first host’s Crock-Pot is the least of this magnificently cast duo’s worries. »

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Eiff 2014: Set Fire To The Stars review

24 June 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew finds lots to like in this thoughtful movie about Dylan Thomas

The first time I saw Andy Goddard's work, it was in the 2006 Torchwood episode Countrycide, which featured John Barrowman kneecapping cannibals with a shotgun.

Set Fire To The Stars, directed and co-written by Goddard with actor Celyn Jones, is visually impressive, but also immeasurably more lyrical and thoughtful than you might be expecting. This is less of a surprise considering its subject matter: the story of Dylan Thomas's first visit to New York (his death in the city was dramatised in the recent BBC drama A Poet in New York, with Ewen Bremner playing the same role Elijah Wood does in this film).

Here, Jones plays Dylan Thomas, visiting 50s New York (Swansea), Connecticut (Swansea) and Yale (also Swansea) at the request of Elijah Wood's lapsed poet, the academic John Malcolm Brinnin. Through a combination of monochrome, »

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Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - What's the new Dave show all about?

16 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alan Davies has a new Dave show... but it doesn't have a title. As Yet Untitled - which begins tonight - sees the Qi star sitting down with a bunch of comedians for a bit of a natter - and the only 'format' is that they come up with a title for the episode at the end. Mainly, it's just funny, sometimes sad conversations with a bunch of interesting people... which seems novel. We caught up with Alan to find out more...

1. The guests are surrounded by audience members - but kind of forget about them.

"We're looking right at one another, so you just talk to each other really. You get the sense that the audience are very engaged with it - I think just the way it's set up, you don't get a very fidgety, restless sort of a crowd. We didn't know how it would go, but »

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TV catch-up guide: from Line Of Duty to Check It Out!

22 March 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Line Of Duty | Looking | Live From Space | Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle | Check It Out! With Dr Steve Brule

TV: Line Of Duty

Unbelievable as it might seem, there was a time when doubts were expressed over whether a second series of Line Of Duty could work without the brooding presence of Lennie James. Then Keeley Hawes (pictured, right) rocked up as conflicted Di Lindsay Denton. Clive James thinks Hawes will win "every award going" for her performance, while the Guide's Paul MacInnes reckons Denton "might be the best character to emerge from a British drama in years". Sure, sure, but is she guilty? Find out by catching the second series in full on the iPlayer, where it will remain until Wednesday.

BBC iPlayer

TV: Looking

As the first series of Andrew Haigh's critically lauded gay drama comes to an end you really should take the chance to get up to date with what Patrick, »

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Have you been watching … Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle?

21 March 2014 2:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The casting of Chris Morris in the third series has made a brilliant show even better. But do you adore or abhor clever clogs comedian Stewart Lee?

If you have been watching this weekly half hour of droll polemic (now in its third glorious series), you're either a dedicated fan of the standup comedian Stewart Lee or you hate his smug, sing-song delivery and smirking repetition and you just enjoy being angry. There seldom seems to be a middle ground where Lee's concerned.

Like the first two series of Comedy Vehicle, this one takes segments of low-lit standup in front of a club audience and punctuates them with often avant garde VTs exploring an idea that comes from his monologue. In the first series, and to a lesser extent the second, this used to take the form of elaborate sketches featuring usual collaborators such as Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery. »

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Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse to mock BBC Two stars in new special

19 March 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are to reunite for a one-off TV special.

Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos will see the comic duo mocking classic BBC Two stars to mark the channel's 50th anniversary.

The hour-long programme's title is a nod to Simon Schama's History of the Jews, while Enfield will narrate the show as Schama.

Among the 'programmes' featured on the show include Men Behaving Likely Ladly, The Old Grey Wrinkled Testicle and Grumpy Old Hasbeens.

Characters including Gerald Manley Paxman, John Cleese-Shop-Sketch, Mark Egghead, Germaine Dreary and Russell Somebody will also appear.

The Fast Show's Simon Day will also star in the one-off, alongside Kevin Eldon, Rosie Cavaliero and Catherine Shepherd.

Enfield said: "BBC Two gave me my big solo break with Harry Enfield's Television Programme almost 25 years ago. They have been loyal to us over decades. We therefore felt it was only right »

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Matthew Perry To Make UK TV Comedy Debut In ‘The Dog Thrower’ For Sky Arts

4 March 2014 2:59 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sky Arts HD is getting ready for its annual Playhouse Presents series which returns to the channel this May. The showcase is devoted to one-off comedies and dramas with talent lined up this year to include Matthew Perry, Billie Piper, Ben Wishaw, Mark Strong, Jo Brand, Simon Callow, Cara Delevingne, Lindsay Duncan, Kevin Eldon, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays, Sylvia Syms, Ashley Walters, Jason Watkins and Richard Wilson. Previous editions have had such names as Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Idris Elba and David Tennant. This year also involves the writing talents of Oscar-winner Peter Straughan, among others. Perry, who’s prepping his Odd Couple pilot at CBS, will make his UK TV comedy debut with The Dog Thrower, the story of a man who finds fame, then infamy, when he starts throwing his dog. It’s produced by Runaway Fridge. Among the other offerings, Piper and Whishaw will star in Foxtrot from Sprout Pictures, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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New ‘Cuban Fury’ Clip, Featurettes & Poster

3 February 2014 7:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Always a pleasure to see gracing the silver screen, the brilliant and hilarious Nick Frost steps away from pals Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright to dance his way into director James Griffiths’ Latin-fused musical comedy Cuban Fury. The British funny man, best known for his roles in the ace Cornetto trilogy, stars as the under-confident and overweight Bruce Garrett and whose love for hot-stepping salsa dancing now lays dormant. However, when he learns his beautiful new boss (played by Rashida Jones) shares the same passion, he finds that romantic spark reignited… if he can beat off competition from work colleague Chris O’Dowd.

Cuban Fury dances into UK cinemas from the 14th February. Check out this latest clip, featurettes and poster for the film co-starring Olivia Colman, Ian McShane, Alexandra RoachRory Kinnear, Steve OramKevin Eldon and Kayvan Novak.

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Take The First Dance With Nick Frost In ‘Cuban Fury’ Clip & Featurette!

24 January 2014 2:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nick Frost plays Bruce Garrett in Cuban Fury, the man who was once a child prodigy dancer and has now returned to the fray to try and reignite his career after it previously fell apart.

This new clip let’s us join Frost’s Bruce as he’s back on the floor and not exactly keeping up with the pace. We’ve got a really insightful featurette with all the stars, which makes me want to see it even more! Cuban Fury also stars one hell of a fiery cast including Rashida JonesIan McShane, Chris O’Dowd, Olivia Colman, Alexandra RoachRory Kinnear, Steve OramKevin Eldon and Kayvan Novak. It’s set for UK cinemas on Valentines Day but is still awaiting a Us release date at the moment!

Watch them below and remember #RealMenDance:

Cuban Fury opens in the UK on February 14th!

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