Bill Bailey

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Black Books: a hysterical bookshop sitcom about the stupidity of being alive
Absurd, slapstick-driven British TV series revolves around a trio of hapless bookshop workers who have zero grip on reality

Patrick Lenton

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘It comes down to taste’: how the Edinburgh comedy awards find tomorrow’s funniest stars
Nica Burns, driving force of the festival’s comedy prize, talks about the winners and losers in 40 years of the hugely influential event

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Bill Bailey: ‘Keep saying funny things – that’s quite profound advice’
The standup on the wisest words ever given to him, his pre-show rituals and how he discovered his vocation at an anarchist vegetarian commune

Liam Pape

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Jane Austen to Bill Bailey, who is famous enough to be in a crossword?
Writers of the past, comedians of the present and folk-rockers Indigo Girls in our weekly look at cryptic clues

Alan Connor

11, Apr, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Travel Man: 96 Hours in Iceland review – farewell Richard Ayoade, hello Joe Lycett
The Birmingham comic is joined by Bill Bailey to eat tomatoes and form a punk band in his debut as the new host of Channel 4’s holiday show. But Ayoade fans may miss his trademark quirks

Lucy Mangan

27, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal review – a joyful reconnection
Bournemouth International Centre
Tree snails, Coldplay and the current cabinet all get the full Bailey treatment in a zinging performance

Brian Logan

15, Dec, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Bill Bailey: 'I dreamed I was cha-cha-cha-ing between the stones at Stonehenge'
This year’s Strictly winner on bringing heavy metal to the Beeb, finding an unlikely fan in Janet Jackson and inspiring older dancers

Michael Hogan

26, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Dance schools expect to see Bill Bailey effect with rush of midlife men
Strictly winner and comedian, 55, hopes he will be inspiration to ‘self-conscious blokes of my vintage’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Dec, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Strictly Come Dancing final watched by more than 13 million viewers
BBC One show in which Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse lifted the Glitterball trophy was most watched across all channels

Caroline Davies

20, Dec, 2020 @12:21 PM

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Fireworks flash as Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse win Strictly
Viewers’ votes hand the glitterball trophy to comedian and his professional dance partner after judges can’t separate the final two couples

Barbara Ellen

19, Dec, 2020 @11:15 PM

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Thank you Strictly Come Dancing for giving us the final we needed
A celebratory finale that was both a surprise and yet somehow inevitable brought many to tears

Stuart Heritage

19, Dec, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Bill Bailey: Comic, musician … and now Strictly dance master
Behind the comedian’s west country hippy persona lies a quick mind and even quicker step, as fans of TV’s Strictly are finding out

Vanessa Thorpe

29, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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