Frank Skinner

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Three Lions anthem could be ‘put to bed’ after Euro 2022 win, says David Baddiel
Women have reset clock after more than five decades of pain, says comedian who co-wrote 1996 song

Geneva Abdul

01, Aug, 2022 @9:46 AM

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‘There’s never been a time when you could just say anything’: Frank Skinner on free speech, his bullying shame – and knob jokes
Poetry-loving, religious and with deep regrets about some of his comedy: either the standup comic has grown up, or he was never as laddish as his image suggested

Tim Jonze

25, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see
Phil Wang makes a heroic return, Ian McKellen stars in a balletic Hamlet and Sophie Duker is gleefully carefree. Here are our picks of the festival’s comedy, theatre and dance

Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘That’s a belter!’ Three Lions and football singalongs storm the charts
Volley of fan favourites including Sweet Caroline and Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again climb the table ahead of Sunday’s Euros final

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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From New Order to Chris Kamara: England’s best and worst tournament songs
England football songs have run the gamut of emotions from misty-eyed hope to the musical expression of deep psychological malaise

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How we made Three Lions: David Baddiel and Ian Broudie on England’s Euro 96 anthem
‘I heard German fans singing it after they knocked England out. I had to resist throwing a TV out of the window’

David Baddiel and Rich Pelley

07, Jun, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world
Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same?

Simon Hattenstone

05, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From standup to stanzas: Frank Skinner's terrific guide to poetry
The comedian’s new podcast is bursting with enthusiasm for poems. If standup forces him to be funny, here he forces himself to be true

Brian Logan

06, Oct, 2020 @9:32 AM

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Frank Skinner: Showbiz review – statesman of standup shows no sign of stiffening
Garrick theatre, London
His scattergun style leaves little room for depth, but the veteran gagsmith is still wonderful company as he tackles middle age

Paul Fleckney

16, Jan, 2020 @8:00 PM

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‘The Daily Mail mistook me for Charles II': five celebrities on their famous lookalikes
Bridget Christie, Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Rylan Clark-Neal and Jade Thirlwall channel the famous people they get mistaken for

Joe Stone

11, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Frank Skinner review – Mr Funny Bones reaps big laughs
The former king of lad comedy moseys through a delightfully meandering set about ageing, fading libido and ‘the Strictly curse’

Brian Logan

05, Jun, 2019 @12:23 PM

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From soccer to sonnets: Frank Skinner plans to bring poetry to the masses
Comedian and radio DJ will ‘talk about poems like I talk about football’ in a weekly podcast

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

16, Mar, 2019 @12:33 PM

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