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Comic character stands for parliament in David Miliband's old seat

Who is this Lee Nelson who is representing the Well Good Party in South Shields?

Age: Unknown.

Appearance: Baseball-capped, loudmouthed London geezer.

What about him? He is standing for parliament in the upcoming byelection in South Shields, David Miliband's old seat.

Labour, Tory or other? Decidedly other. He is representing Lee Nelson's Well Good Party.

Ah, a single-issue crank. What are his policies? He wants to scrap the euro, ban traffic wardens and make all education voluntary.

Are you sure he's not a Tory? He also wants half the cabinet to consist of people who left school at 16, and promises to decriminalise crime.

Is this bloke for real? No.

Oh. Isn't he? No, he's a comic "chav" character played by Simon Brodkin, from a series called Lee Nelson's Well Good Show.

Never seen it. It ran for two series on BBC3.

That would explain it. How was it received?
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TV highlights 01/09/2011

Jig: The Great Irish Dance-Off | 9/11: Day That Changed The World | The Killing | The Story Of British Pathé | Russia's Toughest Prisons | Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

Jig: The Great Irish Dance-Off

9pm, BBC2

Brogan is 10 and from Derry. She is wholly dedicated to Irish dancing and is heading to the world championships for the first time. In New York, her biggest rival, 10-year-old Julia, is also gearing up for the competition. It's a lot of children furiously concentrating in massive wigs while rabid dance teachers fire verbal bullets at their feet. The dedication is total. And for all the discomfort of seeing children dressed as dolls, the final 10 minutes of this film are some of the most tense in cinematic history. Masterful. Julia Raeside

9/11: Day That Changed The World

9pm, ITV1

With the 10th anniversary looming, there will be nearly as much of 11 September 2001 and its consequences on TV
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TV review: The Story of British Pathé; Motorway Cops; Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

There is a fascinating tale to be told about Pathé. Frustratingly, this wasn't it

It's not hard to get a sense of déjà vu from the TV schedules in August. And that's before you factor in the repeats. The Story of British Pathé (BBC4) was a case in point. I'm normally a sucker for any excuse for wheeling out archive newsreel footage but this just felt like an hour too far; a social history documentary about an organisation that made social history documentaries featuring loads of film clips that appeared in last week's social history documentary. And in the one the week before.

I could have lived with the familiarity if the accompanying narrative had been more probing. Instead what we got was a rather flat account of Pathé's existence, from its early silent days through its jingoism of the 40s and 50s to its losing battle against television and
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TV highlights 25/08/2011: Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 | The Story Of British Pathé | Torchwood: Miracle Day | Show Me The Funny | Undercover Boss USA | Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

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Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 | The Story Of British Pathé | Torchwood: Miracle Day | Show Me The Funny | Undercover Boss USA | Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011

9pm, BBC3

First of two showcases hosted by Jon Richardson, featuring stand-up acts at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival. Comedians slated to appear include laconic Irishman Ed Byrne, whimsical Welshman Mark Watson, and razor-sharp, wide-eyed Shappi Khorsandi. This and The Culture Show have the festival pretty well covered but it would be nice to see more of the new, breaking comic talent on the fringe this year. Still, this makes you miss the half-lit caves crammed with damp tourists who've been drinking since midday. Julia Raeside

The Story Of British Pathé

9pm, BBC4

The archive history series turns its attention to the "voice of Pathé". In part, that means putting a face to the man whose received pronunciation graced so many of
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BBC3 travels to Glasgow and the Congo in its autumn season

Highlights include documentaries on clothes industry and soldier returning from Afghanistan, and drama about young lesbians

A new drama about young lesbians in Scotland, a moving documentary that follows a British soldier as he returns home from Afghanistan after losing three limbs, and a young woman's take on child trafficking are among the highlights of BBC3's autumn season.

The digital channel, which is aimed at an under-35 audience, will also screen returning series including the comedy Ideal, featuring Johnny Vegas.

Comedian Simon Brodkin also returns with his critically-acclaimed character Lee Nelson in Lee Nelson's Well Good Show.

New shows include Lip Service, a sort of female equivalent of Channel 4's 1990s hit Queer as Folk, which follows the lives and loves of 20-something friends in Glasgow as they fall in and out of relationships. The six-part series has been created by Harriet Braun, whose previous credits include hit BBC1 show Mistresses.
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BBC's fox attack doc pulls in 4m

BBC's fox attack doc pulls in 4m
A documentary special on the infant twins who were attacked in their home by a fox pulled in just over 4m on Thursday evening, according to overnight viewing figures. The programme, titled The Fox Attack Twins, averaged 4.1m (23%) for BBC One between 7pm and 7.30pm. Homes From Hell pulled in 3.75m for ITV1 in the 9pm hour, but it was beaten by Holby City, which took 4.38m (20%) for BBC One. Earlier on BBC One, Diy Sos took 4.41m (20.6%) in the 8pm hour. On BBC Three, the fourth episode of Lee Nelson's Well Good Show appealed to 711k (4.4%) between 10.30pm and 11pm, which was the fourth largest multichannel audience of the evening. The comedy programme, which features the character created by stand-up comic Simon Brodkin, has increased its audience by 200k since its debut episode last month. The latest episode of Big Brother brought in (more)
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