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The Missing Hancocks is returning to Radio 4 for a third series next year, recreating more episodes of the radio comedy Hancock’s Half Hour which are missing from the BBC archives. In the latest instalments, actor Andrew Secombe has been cast in the role that his father, Harry Secombe, played in the original series, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
BBC Scotland celebrates the festive season with bumper package of comedy, drama, documentaries and music
A selection box of programming, with something for everyone during this festive season, has been unwrapped by BBC Scotland.
Filming has begun on a brand new 40-minute Outnumbered Christmas Special for BBC One, after nearly a three year gap.
BBC Comedy today heralds a brand new, bittersweet comedy called Bucket, written by and starring Frog Stone, with Miriam Margolyes playing her madcap mother. Bucket is commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, and Cassian Harrison, Editor, BBC Four.
Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four today announced a range of ambitious new commissions including new comedy starring Miriam Margolyes; the return of slow TV with a very special journey on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman; new science content revealing how to make the perfect pop song and taking a look at a typical English garden as you’ve never seen it before; and new series from Lucy Worsley and Andrew Graham Dixon.
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