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David Walliams heads to the seaside for new Gold comedy

David Walliams in Bear's Mission with David Walliams (Credit: ITV)

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).

Adaptation of David Walliams’ Ratburger to come to Sky 1

David Walliams

David Walliams will star in the adaptation of the gruesome Ratburger alongside Sheridan Smith (Gavin and Stacey) and Mark Benton (The Halcyon).

The story follows Zoe, a young girl who has a miserable time at the hands of her stepmother (played by Smith) and a bully named Tina Trotts.

She finds a baby rat in her bedroom that she names Armitage and he quickly becomes a firm friend. However Armitage is no ordinary rat; he’s a rat that can dance.

This week's top TV: 12 - 18 December

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Monday: David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Channel 4, 9pm

Following his critically acclaimed ratings for David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet. 

Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, which has been two years in the making, as Blaine blows the minds of David Beckham, Johnny Depp and Patrick Stewart, along with others.

ITV announces plans to launch The Nightly Show

David Walliams, Lip Sync Battle, UK, Mel B, Professor Green

The 30-minute weeknight entertainment show will air at 10pm for five nights of the week, shifting ITV News at Ten to the later slot of 10.30pm in a move to draw a late night audience. 

The Nightly Show will incorporate aspects of the popular American talk show format mixed with British comedy panel shows and include a topical monologue, celebrity guests and studio games.

The show will have a variety of celebrity hosts for each week, with comedian and presenter David Walliams confirmed as the guest host for the first week of the series.

Channel 4 celebrates 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book, hosted by David Walliams, will see Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis and a host of other stars make the case for their favourite Dahl books.

The show will also have a competitive element – after hearing from the celebrities, the public will be called to vote for their favourite Dahl book via Twitter, with the winner announced at the end of the show.

Top entertainment TV for 2016

David Walliams, Lip Sync Battle, UK, Mel B, Professor Green

The year is coming to an end, it is time to remember fondly the past year’s television treats, and look forward to what 2016 will bring in TV entertainment.

 

Lip Sync Battle UK - Channel 5

This American import is being given a very special British makeover. Hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B and rapper Professor Green, the show will have all your favourite celebrities miming their hearts out for the studio audience’s votes. 

Lip Sync Battle UK starts on 8 January 2016