Following his speech, in a Q&A with diversity campaigner and advertising executive Karen Blackett, Lenny Henry described the pace of change in the hiring of women and disabled and ethnic-minority people behind the screen as “glacial”. His point was reinforced by the findings of Ofcom’s latest diversity report, discussed in earlier Cambridge sessions.
Miranda followed the eponymous protagonist’s awkward encounters in the joke shop she ran with her best friend Stevie (Sarah Hadland), as she vied for the attention of heart-throb Gary (Tom Ellis).
Hosted by Miranda Hart at the London Palladium, Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration will see the cast reunite to look back over the sitcom’s history of friendship, family, romance and laughter.
Viewers can expect behind the scenes footage and moving reflections alongside the essential silliness and gags that made Miranda so popular.
Man With A Plan
Friends star Matt LeBlanc plays Adam, a father who is new to being a stay-at-home parent and quickly learns that parenting is far more demanding than he expected.
When his wife Andi (Liza Snyder) returns to work, Adam tries to keep the house in order but when his three children prove to be anything but little angels, he finds out he has his work cut out.
Jeetooa said: “If you messed up your line, the boat team had to get on and very slowly reverse the boat back to the starting spot. That’s the reverse of shame.”
The 69ft narrow boat, called Dorothy, is the fifth star of Zomboat!. It plays a vital role as the very slow means of escape for sisters Kat and Jo and friends Sunny (Jeetooa) and Amar when a zombie apocalypse breaks out in Birmingham.
Semi-Detached follows Stuart (Mack), a failing wedding DJ whose life in suburbia spirals downhill.
Stuart’s hopes of a quiet life are crushed by his chaotic family including his much younger partner April (Ellie White) and their new-born baby, his law-breaking brother Charlie (Neil Fitzmaurice) and his drug-taking father, Willie (Clive Russell).
The three-part series follows Emily Verma (Dew), a 27-year-old living the high life in London after flying the nest from her seaside hometown, Sandylands.
When Emily hears her father Les Vegas (Bhaskar) is lost at sea, she returns to her childhood home and reconnects with her old best friend Tina (Harriet Webb) and quickly befriends her oddball next door neighbours Derek Swallows (Walliams) and his wife Jeannie (Sophie Thompson).
Lady Parts follows geeky PHD student Amina Hussein as she is recruited to join a Muslim female punk band as the unlikely lead guitarist.
Front-woman of the band, Lady Parts, Saira spots something in Hussein that the other members of the band miss and, out of desperation to keep the student in the band, she uses Hussain’s search for a husband as leverage.
Offering to hook the student up on a series of dates, Hussein joins the band and quickly gets swept up in joyful, anarchic punk lifestyle.
To commemorate 50 years since the first broadcast of classic sitcom Dad’s Army, the three episodes lost from the BBC archive have been recreated for Gold.
The new episodes, written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, continue from the original sitcom as bank manager-turned-squad leader Captain Mainwaring (Kevin R. McNally) takes command of a local group of Home Guards during the Second World War.
The new eight-part series will see Lycett once again battle both national business and solo rogues to seek justice for wronged consumers.
Lycett and his consumer sidekick and ‘technical assistant’ Mark Silcox will tackle everything from cowboy builders to email scammers.
The first series saw Lycett take on giants such as Britannia Hotels and easyJet, and managed to change the policies of Uber Eats, SpareRoom and RBS.
Everyday customer service heroes were celebrated and people got thousands of pounds back.
The six-part series follows the world’s worst letting agent, Stath (Demetriou), as he struggles to deal with the takeover of his family’s business.
Now under the management of Stath’s nemesis, Julian (Dustin Demri-Burns), Michael & Eagle Lettings goes through some serious changes as Julian attempts to bring the agency into the digital age with a new promo for the company that leaves out Stath’s family.
Feeling left behind, Stath moves on from his ambitions of becoming a manager and sets out to make his own rival video.