Richard Ayoade

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From Riz Ahmed to Michaela Coel: who should be the next Doctor Who?
Jodie Whittaker’s departure from the BBC role has been heavily rumoured – but who should be next in the Tardis? Here are 14 faces we’d love to play the 14th Doctor

Martin Belam

22, Jun, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace
Our series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies continues with the cult hospital horror show that scared up audiences to become a fringe sensation

Rachael Healy

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Celebrity Crystal Maze review - rollicking fun with Richard Ayoade
Could you press 100 coloured buttons in the right order?! This celebrity special sees the bizarre tasks of the Crystal Maze prove an a-maze-ing distraction from the world’s woes

Lucy Mangan

03, Dec, 2020 @11:00 PM

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The 50 best comedians of the 21st century
From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest people of the era

Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

18, Sep, 2019 @2:45 PM

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Richard Ayoade: ‘I’m even more humble than people expect’
The comedian, 42, tells Rich Pelley about cheap shoes, law degree shaming, meeting The Edge and being from Ipswich

Rich Pelley

14, Sep, 2019 @1:01 PM

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Richard Ayoade on film-making, supporting Richard Gere and living with Ipswich inside him
The director, presenter, author and overachiever on a childhood wardrobe that said ‘youth is wasted on me’, Alex Turner, Alice Coltrane, Dinosaur Jr and Zazie Dans Le Metro

05, Sep, 2019 @12:01 PM

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TV tonight: Empire returns for the first time since the Jussie Smollett saga
The hip hop saga is back after a mid-season hiatus that packed in more drama than the show itself. Plus the Horrible Histories team have a scream in Ghosts. Here’s what to watch this evening

Gwilym Mumford, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

15, Apr, 2019 @5:20 AM

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The Souvenir review – Joanna Hogg back on form with sly, disconcerting drama
Hogg’s disconcerting drama, unveiled at Sundance, challenges insecure film student Honor Swinton Byrne to navigate the murky depths of class and privilege

Peter Bradshaw

28, Jan, 2019 @4:00 AM

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‘We’re working on the reunion’: Smack the Pony comeback
Two decades after the cult sketch show first aired, its creators discuss its inception, near-death experiences and why they were the Spice Girls of turn-of-the-century comedy

Ellen E Jones

21, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Joe Dunthorne: ‘This novel took more out of me than the others’
The author of new comic novel The Adulterants on how becoming a parent helped him create his latest misanthropic anti-hero

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Jan, 2018 @12:05 AM

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Graham Linehan confirms The IT Crowd is set for US remake
Writer is on board for NBC’s ‘reimagining’ of the British comedy, which will be the channel’s third attempt to deliver the show to an American audience

Guardian staff

15, Dec, 2017 @9:46 AM

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Paddington 2 review – Hugh Grant steals the show in sweet-natured and funny sequel
Grant is on top form as a cravat-wearing villain who frames Paddington for theft in a follow-up that lives up to Michael Bond’s evergreen original

Peter Bradshaw

26, Oct, 2017 @4:09 PM

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