Dawn French

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The week in audio: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?; The Superhero Complex; Hear Her Voice; Cheat!
French and Saunders front an old-school gagfest, while podcasting’s obsession with egotistical frauds and con artists continues

Miranda Sawyer

09, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Death on the Nile review – Kenneth Branagh makes heavy weather of Christie caper
Branagh’s spirited performance as Poirot and a big-name ensemble cast can’t keep this stale and two-dimensional whodunnit afloat

Peter Bradshaw

07, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Gary Waldhorn obituary
Veteran stage actor who found wider fame through his role in the much-loved TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley

Michael Coveney

14, Jan, 2022 @11:46 AM

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Bring me sunshine: ‘new’ Morecambe and Wise Show episode brings Christmas cheer
Eric and Ernie, John and Paul, Jennifer and Dawn... ‘lost’ tapes by comedy duo highlight creative power of friendship

Andrew Anthony

25, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Rogues or idiots’: Justin Welby condemns TV portrayal of clergy
Archbishop of Canterbury says vicars are ‘hard-working, normal people’ rather than ‘depressing’ depictions seen in TV dramas

Harriet Sherwood

24, Nov, 2021 @10:21 AM

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TV tonight: French and Saunders on their top female comics
The sketch comedy duo trawl through the archive for formative clips of Wood, Walters and more. Plus: Beck investigates a murder. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

17, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jordan North: 'Other kids were out drinking – I was watching the Vicar of Dibley'
The Radio 1 DJ and I’m a Celebrity runner up on a childhood spent watching sitcoms with his mum, from the Dawn French classic to The Royle Family and Keeping Up Appearances

As told to Hannah J Davies

16, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: Bridgerton; Motherland; Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse and more
Netflix’s new costume drama was wonderfully preposterous – plus, when the father of Matilda met the mother of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

Barbara Ellen

27, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Dawn French: 'I feel genuine grief about what is going on in the arts'
The comedian on working under Covid restrictions, exploring the nature-nurture debate in her new novel, and debating politics with her uncle

Miranda Sawyer

25, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Beverley Knight urges government to reopen theatres for sake of livelihoods
Performer stages protest to ‘go to bat’ for imperilled workforce overlooked by post-Covid reopening of schools, offices and pubs

Chris Wiegand

18, Sep, 2020 @2:57 PM

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The Vicar of Dibley is back – but is it the TV we need right now?
The sitcom is returning an upcoming telethon, so we will soon find out if Dibley is a) as comforting as ever, and b) ready for Zoom parish council meetings

21, Apr, 2020 @12:39 PM

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The week in TV: Breeders; The Trouble With Maggie Cole; Child of Our Time and more
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard impress in Sky’s sweary parental comedy

Euan Ferguson

15, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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