Romesh Ranganathan

Inside King Gary series two

It’s been a year since we saw “geezer diva” Gary King (played by co-creator and co-writer Tom Davis) attempt to take over his father’s building business and stay a doting father and loving partner, all the while appointing himself as the central figure of Butterchurn Crescent.

Centred on an alpha male who lacks the alpha-ness the role requires, the layered sitcom spoke volumes about modern-day masculinity, the working class, new money and family dynamics.

King Gary Preview and Q&A

Co-creators Tom Davis and James De Frond, along with cast members Laura Checkley, Romesh Ranganathan and Camille Coduri, join journalist Boyd Hilton for this in-depth discussion into the making of the second series of King Gary, filled with clips and stories from the show.

Romesh Ranganathan to host new series of Weakest Link

Romesh Ranganathan (Credit: BBC)

The quick-fire general knowledge quiz will put celebrities’ minds to the test, as they battle against each other until only two players remain and a winner is crowned. 

Ranganathan will be taking his own unique presenting style and put the celebrities under pressure, as they attempt to avoid being eliminated and win money for their chosen charity. 

The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan among the BBC’s new factual entertainment slate

Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Entertainment, Catherine Catton, commented: "The new commissions I’m announcing today demonstrate the strength of the department, with three new series that celebrate and engage with contemporary British life in a timely and relevant way.

"Factual entertainment at the BBC is all about bringing viewers joy and pleasure, and I hope that these new shows continue to do just that.”

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan on the making of Sky One's Rob and Romesh Vs

Comedy is hard graft. But comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan made light work of an RTS session that turned the spotlight on the pair’s hilarious Sky One factual entertainment series, Rob and Romesh Vs. The third season starts this month.

The show sees the likely lads gamely taking on unfamiliar worlds and situations. It could be basketball or, more unlikely still, ballet.

BBC Two renews The Ranganation for third series

Ranganathan will this time set foot in a studio, but his focus group of 20 characters representative of modern Britain will continue joining him virtually.

Each week two celebrity guests will also be beamed into the show to help mull over lighter current affairs. Previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Danny Dyer, Aisling Bea, Jo Brand and Richard Osman.

Like the Ranganation itself, the discussions are diverse, with the likes of Technophobe, Gen Z and Never Voted covering anything from paranormal activity to washing your legs in the shower.

Rob and Romesh Vs: A pandemic pick-me-up

Comedy is hard graft. But comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan made light work of an RTS session that turned the spotlight on the pair’s hilarious Sky One entertainment documentary series, Rob and Romesh Vs.    

In the series the likely lads gamely take on unfamiliar worlds and situations. It could be basketball or more unlikely still, ballet.       

They even underwent the agonies of colonic irrigation for the benefit of the cameras – an experience Ranganathan told the RTS he still regrets – while in LA getting the lowdown on the NBA.     

Channel 4 announces the celebrity line-up for One Night In…Hamleys

Rob Beckett, Tom Allen and Romesh Ranganathan (Credit: Channel 4)

The three comedians will be locked in the world-famous toy shop on London’s Regent Street overnight, with no security guards to hinder their fun. 

The trio will have all night to do what they imagined and dreamed of doing in a toy shop when they were kids, with the only rules being no sleeping, that’s cheating, leave everything where you found it, and if they break something, they have to pay for it.