Morgana Robinson

Dylan Moran writes and stars in new comedy series Stuck for BBC Two

Dylan Moran and Morgana Robinson (credit: BBC)

Starring Moran and Morgana Robinson (Intelligence) as Dan and Carla, the darkly funny and occasionally surreal sitcom follows the couple as they find themselves at a crossroads. Dan has recently been made redundant, while Carla is beginning to question whether this is all she can expect from life.

When Carla’s ex-girlfriend Maya re-emerges on the scene, the age gap between Dan and Carla is brought into sharper focus.

Gold commissions new comedy Newark, Newark starring Morgana Robinson and Mathew Horne

The three-part series is set in the eponymous working-class market town in the East Midlands.

Morgana Robinson stars as the tired and truculent matriarch Maxine, who manages a local chip shop.

Maxine is trying to ride out her divorce and search for a new flame, but her dullard ex-husband Terry (Mathew Horne) is trying ever more desperately to win her back. Meanwhile her vulnerable son Leslie (Jai Hollis) has just come out as gay.

Creator and writer Nathan Foad (The Young Offenders) said: “Making Newark, Newark is my wildest dream come true.

Taskmaster announces the series 12 line up

Credit: Channel 4

The 12th series of the chaotic comedy game show will see five more celebs face Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant “little” Alex Horne. 

This series will follow Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell as they attempt to master the absurd and unique tasks set for them. 

Davies is a stand-up, writer and actor best known for his role in crime drama Jonathan Creek and comedy quiz show QI

Fellow stand-up and writer Burch has appeared on Live At The Apollo and various UK panel shows.

Great Sports Relief Bake Off: Who’s who?

BBC, Bake Off, Sports relief, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Jennifer Saunders

This year’s famous cohort of willing amateur bakers features comedians, singers, sports personalities and politicians.

One face that you will not be seeing however, is regular host Sue Perkins who is leaving her long-time performing partner Mel Giedroyc to host it alone for one episode.

Comedians Ed Byrne, Jennifer  Saunders and Sarah Millican will also each take a turn at helm.


Morgana Robinson brings new impressions show to BBC Two

Morgana Robinson as Russell Brand

Impressions of Fame will take a comic look at the lives of celebrities on and off the screen, as Robinson couples new impressions of Joanna Lumley, Gregg Walace and Miranda Hart, along with the acts she has become known for such as Eastenders actors Danny Dyer and Natalie Cassidy.

Robinson, who previously demonstrated her skills in Channel 4's The Morgana Show, will be joined by ‘big name’ actors, comedians and guest stars who will play the friends and colleagues of celebrities.

Is the impressions show dead?

"How many impressionists do we see on TV these days? Hardly any... You find some on the cruise ships entertaining the 'blue rinse brigade.'" That is the damning view of Comedy Store founder Don Ward, who says he "can't stand" impressionists.

A decade ago, the impressions genre was in rude health. From political satire on Dead Ringers, to celebrity caricatures on Bo' Selecta!, there was an impressions show to suit almost every taste.