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It's the funniest British sketch comedy in years. So why doesn't the BBC give it a slot in its UK-wide schedules?
For me, it is undoubtedly the funniest and most original British sketch comedy since Big Train and The Armando Iannucci Shows – both of which aired more than a decade ago. So Limmy's Show! should, by rights, be a major cult favourite throughout the UK. And yet, despite being in its third series, the Bafta Scotland-winning gem is still not broadcast on the BBC outside Alex Salmond's tartan kingdom.
One of the few "internet sensations" to prove in any way sensational, Glaswegian comedian Brian "Limmy" Limond certainly has fans south of the border. But for all his online popularity – from his podcast to his provocative Twitter feed – Limond's TV show seems to be regarded within the BBC as something of a baffling anomaly.
Limond's sense of humour, oblique though it often is, »
Sally Phillips has signed up for a lead role in Sky1's new comedy Parents. The actress, who has previously starred in shows such as Green Wing and Miranda, will appear in the series alongside The Armando Iannucci Shows' Darren Strange. The duo will play a married couple with two teenage children who are forced to move in with their parents, played by Susie Blake and Tom Conti. Sky's head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: "We've been on the hunt for smart comedies about family life for Sky1 (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
2 items from 2012
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