Grandma's House (2010–2012)
"I spent about two years learning how to use GameMaker:Studio,
The popular Caribbean-set crime series is back for a fourth run, with Kris Marshall returning for his second series as Di Humphrey Goodman.
In the first of eight new episodes, a plantation owner ends up dead during a séance - but with the door firmly closed at the time and all the participants holding hands round the table, who did the deed?
Bring Back Borstal: ITV, 9pm
In a social experiment, 13 troublemakers - some of whom have criminal convictions - volunteer to become borstal boys, facing compulsory work, education, discipline and intense physical activity.
Spending four weeks in a castle in Northumberland, will the experience set them on the straight and narrow?
Crims: BBC Three, 10pm
Elis James stars in this prison sitcom as Luke, who finds himself imprisoned in a young offenders' institution with his girlfriend's nightmare brother (Kadiff Kirwan).
Him & Her's
There's an old turn of phrase that goes 'with friends like these, who needs enemies?'. It's also the first thing on Luke's mind when he's arrested for being an unwitting getaway driver for Jason, his girlfriend's brother. Sentenced to two years at Sunnybank Young Offenders Institution, Luke (played by Welsh comedian Elis James) wastes no time at all in making enemies of Marcel, the Twilight obsessed big dog. Now he's needing all the friends he could get, even wide-eyed idiot Jason.
BBC three's Crims is a new sitcom created and written by musical comedian Adam Kay and Grandma's House co-scribe Dan Swimer. 'It's an odd couple sitcom that just happens to be set in a prison' explains Adam. 'We started off with the Luke and Jason, establishing their relationship. Then
However, in the September/October 2014 issue of Natural Health magazine, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” starlet confesses she’s definitely focused on taking good care of herself and her family.
Kourtney explains, "I try to eat pretty healthy, but I think it's fun and important to listen to your cravings. I develop a thing for Nilla Wafer cookies every time [I'm pregnant]. I have no idea why! I've also been into cheese and pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I'm gross when I order them."
As for her kids Mason and Penelope, she shares, “We definitely make exceptions, like if we're at Disneyland. But we eat organic when we can, and I try to keep healthy food and snacks at home, where I have the most rules and restrictions. I saw
1. Happy Gilmore. Starring Adam Sandler as a want to be professional hockey player with an amazing slap shot. He doesn't have the talent to play pro hockey but can hit a golf ball 400 yards. He joins the pro golf tour to
Miranda Hart likes throwing looks to the camera, right? She says she nicked the tic, frequently deployed on her sitcom, from Eric Morecambe. And where did Eric Morecambe get it? Well, it's a theatre technique – a subversive breach of the fourth wall, a conspiratorial appeal to the crowd. It identifies the performer with his or her audience, rather than with everyone else onstage.
So what's going on when Miranda performs at the O2 – and everywhere else on her current tour of enormo-domes – and throws those moués not at the audience, but at a camera hovering in the wings? Yes, I know why she's doing it; 90% of us in the arena are watching her image on the gigantic screen upstage rather than Miranda herself,
The channel has also ordered new six-part sitcom 600 Days and comedy pilot Top Coppers.
600 Days follows the straight-laced Luke (Elis James), who finds himself sentenced to two years in a Young Offender Institution along with his girlfriend's witless brother Jason (Kadiff Kirwan).
Him & Her actor Ricky Champ and comic Cariad Lloyd will also star in the series from writers Dan Swimer (Grandma's House) and Adam Kay (Mongrels).
Top Coppers - starring Conor McKenna, John Kearns, Tom Bennett and Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie - is a 30-minute action comedy about police detectives.
BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett said: "BBC Three is at the heart of new comedy in the UK and is not only still on air, but thriving.
"These four deliciously different and brilliantly written series and pilot demonstrate our ongoing commitment to bring our viewers even more cutting edge,
There is a brilliantly awkward moment on the Us talkshow The View, clipped on YouTube, where Simon Amstell tries to charm Joy Behar, the unconvinced 70-something host, with a bit from his show Numb. Amstell is explaining how conversation with his mum is always secondary to the fact that "I came out of her vagina". And that because she came out of Grandma's vagina and so on, it makes that relationship harder, too. "It's like a Russian doll of awkwardness," he tells her. Behar finally laughs and tells him he's funny. "So," he touches her arm. "Have I broken America yet?"
Which, his staged eagerness aside, is
Not much to laugh about in today's top story, as Amanda Holden writes in her autobiography that she was once assaulted by "a famous comedian". The Britain's Got Talent judge claims she was cornered by the unnamed comic at a public event, during a period when she was patching up her marriage to Les Dennis after an affair with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey. "[Dennis and I] went to an event together," Holden writes, "and on my way back from the loo, I was cornered by a famous comedian, who tried to kiss me and put his hands in places they shouldn't have been. I was scared and tried to push him away … but he wasn't put off … My body went limp, and I just stood there
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David Mitchell and Robert Webb are to perform their first sketches in four years, when they return with a new series of their Radio 4 show That Mitchell and Webb Sound. The duo will be joined on the broadcasts by original cast member (and fellow Peep Show star) Olivia Colman.
Mitchell described it as "great to return to Radio 4, now that we're old enough to listen to it", while Radio 4 comedy commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: "My parting words to David and Robert [when they moved to television] were 'the door is always open' – and here they are, back again, and we are absolutely delighted." The duo are also soon to appear in the BBC sitcom Our Men, about Britain's embassy in fictional Tazbekistan.
This low-key but frequently hilarious comedy begins with Simon Amstell awkwardly telling his family that he wants to quit as the acerbic host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His family, assembled at his grandmother's house with the pop panel show on in the background, are shocked. "Do you want a banana?" his gran asks.
The show arrived on BBC2 in 2010, when Amstell was doing what he's best known for – "taking the piss out of pop stars", as his screen mother Tanya puts it. Amstell's venture into acting and writing was a brave move, especially when the show in question was a semi-autobiographical sitcom. Unfolding in a chintzy Essex living room, the first episode tackles his inexperience right away. "People congratulate me for being mean, it's not very Buddhist,
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