David Mitchell

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Victoria Coren Mitchell: ‘I’m not at all competitive, which surprises people’
The writer, presenter and professional poker player on taking part in Taskmaster, her pub quiz dilemma and a life surrounded by comedians

Michael Hogan

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Outsiders: David Mitchell’s desperate bid to outdo the genius of Taskmaster
From wielding axes to rescuing parachutists, Mitchell’s new show gives comics wacky missions to complete. It’s great fun – but it would be far better if a certain other series didn’t exist

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in audio: 606; Mitchell on Meetings; Instant Genius; Conflict of Interest
The moaniest of football phone-in shows doesn’t disappoint

Miranda Sawyer

26, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Back review – Mitchell and Webb's return is well worth the wait
After a four year gap, the second season of this hilarious sitcom finds the pair at their passive-aggressive best

Ellen E Jones

21, Jan, 2021 @10:35 PM

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Robert Webb: 'The doctor said my heart was about to fail. That got my attention'
Months after emergency surgery saved his life, the comedian is returning with his sitcom Back. He talks about acting with a swollen heart – and why he’s given up booze, cigarettes and Twitter

Stuart Heritage

07, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Upstart Crow review – a sitcom ripe for a theatrical remake
David Mitchell makes a rollicking stage debut as the Bard in this bawdy adaptation of Ben Elton’s BBC series

Holly Williams

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Greed review – Steve Coogan entertains in broad satire
A rambunctious caricature of Philip Green

Wendy Ide

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Alas, poor Hamnet: spotlight falls on Shakespeare’s tragic only son
Maggie O’Farrell is the latest modern writer to explore the mysterious life and early death of Hamnet Shakespeare

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

22, Feb, 2020 @7:05 PM

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David Mitchell: ‘I see myself as a coward’
The former Peep Show star felt right at home playing a lily-livered journalist in Michael Winterbottom’s film Greed. He talks about marriage, capitalism – and Armageddon

Tim Jonze

20, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Upstart Crow review – authentically Shakespearean right down to the puffling pants
David Mitchell is engaging and confident as Ben Elton brings his hit TV sitcom to the stage – it’s the definite article

Mark Lawson

17, Feb, 2020 @11:59 PM

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David Mitchell: ‘I have no reason to have these apocalyptic musings’
He has a happy home life, two sitcoms on the go and a new book in the offing – so why is the comedian still so crotchety?

Andrew Anthony

03, Nov, 2019 @9:30 AM

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‘Smartphones are worse than nuclear weapons’: an extract from David Mitchell’s new book
In this extract from the introduction to the comedian and writer’s new collection of his Observer columns, he takes on the scourge of modern life

David Mitchell

03, Nov, 2019 @9:29 AM

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