Jennifer Saunders

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Comic Relief raises over £34m as stars parody The Traitors and Eurovision
Hosts of BBC fundraiser include AJ Odudu and Paddy McGuinness but Lenny Henry is absent for first time

Tobi Thomas

18, Mar, 2023 @11:38 AM

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‘The funniest stuff is just chatting’: Jennifer Saunders on coping with modern life and why family comes first
For years, Jennifer Saunders’ silliness, zaniness and gleeful vulgarity has made her one of our most brilliant comedians. But now she finds herself doing ‘active acting’. She talks about postboxes, puzzling and why she couldn’t be happier

Eva Wiseman

12, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘We fetishised being young – it’s just stupid!’: Judi Dench and Richard Eyre on ageing, Covid and saving the NHS
Shot in 2021, a film of Allelujah, Alan Bennett’s 2018 play set on a geriatric ward, is released next month. How relevant does it remain? Its stars, including Jennifer Saunders and Bally Gill, share their thoughts during production – and more than a year later

Catherine Shoard

10, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Sister Act review – Beverley Knight and Jennifer Saunders bring the laughs as rebel nuns
Knight and Saunders are full-throated and bristling in the hit musical-from-a-film, with a sprawling cast and hip flasks aplenty

Ryan Gilbey

28, Jul, 2022 @11:12 AM

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The Pentaverate review – Mike Myers is back, and he’s still an accomplished idiot
The Austin Powers star plays almost every character in this sweet, silly, charmingly harmless comedy about a secret society – when he’s not joined by the likes of Rob Lowe and Jennifer Saunders

Lucy Mangan

05, May, 2022 @4:01 PM

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The week in audio: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?; The Superhero Complex; Hear Her Voice; Cheat!
French and Saunders front an old-school gagfest, while podcasting’s obsession with egotistical frauds and con artists continues

Miranda Sawyer

09, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Death on the Nile review – Kenneth Branagh makes heavy weather of Christie caper
Branagh’s spirited performance as Poirot and a big-name ensemble cast can’t keep this stale and two-dimensional whodunnit afloat

Peter Bradshaw

07, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Bring me sunshine: ‘new’ Morecambe and Wise Show episode brings Christmas cheer
Eric and Ernie, John and Paul, Jennifer and Dawn... ‘lost’ tapes by comedy duo highlight creative power of friendship

Andrew Anthony

25, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Ghosts Christmas special review – the Jennifer Saunders cameo is utterly perfect
Nothing will get you more in the mood for Christmas than this briliant episode, starring the Absolutely Fabulous star as Lady Fanny’s overbearing mother. Hallelujah!

Chitra Ramaswamy

23, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires review – gleefully violent 80s throwback
A sweary, ninja-smashing stop-motion cop takes on drunken creatures of the night, but his satirical tools aren’t sharp enough

Cath Clarke

26, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Jennifer Saunders can’t save this deadly revival
A lovely physical performance by Saunders brings moments of joy to an otherwise unsettled production of Noël Coward’s comedy

Brian Logan

22, Sep, 2021 @2:36 PM

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