Simon Bird

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The week in TV: Extraordinary; Everyone Else Burns; Grayson Perry’s Full English; Lockwood & Co
Starstruck meets early Sharon Horgan in Emma Moran’s riotous comedy of twentysomething angst; Simon Bird excels as a preening evangelist. Plus, a thoughtful meander through England with Grayson Perry

Barbara Ellen

29, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Everyone Else Burns review – a comedy to become religiously devoted to
Simon Bird stars in a sitcom about a family caught up in an evangelical sect. And with perfect jokes that come this thick and fast, you’ll be an instant convert

Lucy Mangan

23, Jan, 2023 @10:35 PM

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TV tonight: Simon Bird prepares for Armageddon in new sitcom Everyone Else Burns
Lolly Adefope also stars in this Manchester-set comedy. Plus: watch out for the Clickers in The Last of Us. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

23, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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Everyone Else Burns: this great new British comedy will make you laugh again and again
The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird stars in this bright, original show about a hyper-religious family. It’s such an excellent reminder of Britain’s flair for sitcoms that it’s oddly stirring

Joel Golby

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘I was the oldest person on set’: how a doomsday comedy lured Inbetweener Simon Bird back to TV
Ambitious, warm, funny: Channel 4’s great new comedy about an apocalyptic cult was irresistible to the longtime sitcom actor – even if his castmates’ clubbing chat went over his head …

Stuart Heritage

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Simon Bird: ‘All my favourite directors specialised in bleak, sad comedy – right up my street’
The Days of the Bagnold Summer director and Inbetweener answers your questions on Ethiopian piano-playing nuns, his ideal brand of custard and starring as a young David Baddiel

As told to Rich Pelley

21, Apr, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Post your questions for Simon Bird
No, there won’t be any more Inbetweeners. But what else would you like to ask the Friday Night Dinner actor and Days of the Bagnold Summer director?

Rich Pelley

13, Apr, 2022 @9:57 AM

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Farewell Friday Night Dinner: the joyous Jewish sitcom that became a national treasure
This brilliantly odd slice of comedy gold has lit up our screens for 10 years. As its creator announces it has come to an end, we give thanks for all the belly laughs and squirrel gags

Rachel Aroesti

26, May, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Simon Bird: Debrief review – winningly silly standup spins jokes in the air
The Inbetweeners star plays on his first TV special’s lack of audience by claiming high sophistication – while deftly pricking the bubble with pretend banter

Brian Logan

16, May, 2021 @10:59 AM

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How we made The Inbetweeners
‘They offered me a prosthetic testicle for the fashion show scene but I thought, what’s the point? I was hardly going to claw back any dignity’

Interviews by Rich Pelley

09, Nov, 2020 @3:03 PM

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Days of the Bagnold Summer review – bittersweet tale of family strife
Simon Bird’s debut feature captures the comedy and tragedy in the lives of a single mother and her stroppy teenage son

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

07, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Days of the Bagnold Summer review – sweet tale of a metalhead and his mum
Earl Cave and Monica Dolan are a delight in this charming comedy directed by The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jun, 2020 @12:00 PM

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