Armando Iannucci

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Armando Iannucci: ‘I have ADHD, which explains why I can only work to deadlines’
The satirist on who makes him laugh, Tory attacks on the BBC, and the physics behind his sci-fi sitcom

Michael Hogan

20, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Oliver Coleman: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In between performances at Edinburgh Fringe, the Australian comedian has assembled a list of fun clips, including the Armando Iannucci Shows and a parody of Vogue’s 73 Questions

Oliver Coleman

24, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Armando Iannucci: ‘Everything since 2016 has been a wind-up’
The film and TV writer answers your questions on advising Boris Johnson, dining with Alan Partridge characters and whether he still has OJ’s confession

As told to Rich Pelley

24, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Post your questions for Armando Iannucci
Alan Partridge to Malcolm Tucker, The Death of Stalin to David Copperfield – the writer-director’s CV lists the great comedy characters and satires of our time. Ask him anything in the comments

Rich Pelley

15, Feb, 2022 @11:18 AM

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TV and radio stars rally behind BBC over plans to scrap licence fee
Critics include Armando Iannucci, who says public support for the broadcaster has been underestimated

Tom Wall

16, Jan, 2022 @8:46 PM

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Time Trumpet: the savage cult comedy that ‘predicted’ the future
From a guilt-ridden Tony Blair to plastic surgery for kids, Armando Iannucci’s series deftly spoofed our love of nostalgic TV. 15 years on it’s still brilliant – and a true hidden gem

Daniel Dylan Wray

09, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Shonda Rhimes to Armando Iannucci: 10 of the best TV showrunners
A celebration of the brains behind some of the small screen’s biggest and best shows, including The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy and Friends

Jack Seale

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Day Today: prophetic parody that’s still funny in the fake news era
Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris’s satire first aired 27 years ago. These days the media is almost too shameless to satirise, but – as the cast reunite – the show’s hilarity remains

Phil Harrison

13, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Georgia Pritchett: ‘My male equivalents on Veep and Succession all got their own shows’
She has written for Veep, Succession and The Thick of It, but as Pritchett’s comic, self-deprecating memoir comes out, she talks about industry sexism and why she loves working in the US. Plus read an exclusive extract from her memoir

Emma Brockes

03, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Armando Iannucci leads criticism of secrecy over BBC’s future
The Thick of It creator seeks meeting with culture secretary to discuss ‘drip feed of sinister headlines’

Ben Quinn

20, May, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Rosalind Eleazar: a star devoted to the exhilarating thrill of theatre
After drama school, the actor feared she’d made a terrible mistake until she had a run of acclaimed roles on stage, TV and in the hit film version of David Copperfield

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'It's dangerous not to see race': is colour-blind casting all it's cracked up to be?
Casting actors regardless of their heritage may seem to allow for more diversity on screen and in theatre. However, a growing number of critics believe we should be considering race rather than ignoring it

Micha Frazer-Carroll

11, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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