Scouring around various media there have been some interesting TV news stories, we’ve rounded up some that have caught our interest.

Hancock’s Edinburgh Festival

As we mentioned recently Kevin Mc Nally is reprising his role as the lad of East Cheam at this year’s festival.  After the success last year on BBC Radio 4, Neil Pearson is to direct another four recreations of this classic radio series from the twenty missing episodes.

The Winter Holiday and New Year Resolutions will form show A.  Whilst: Prime Minister Hancock and The Three Sons will form show B.  Must see comedy we think and hopefully we’ll see them back on the radio.  Full details here Of course the production has been done with the full agreement of the BBC and writers Galton and Simpson.

There is of course a huge variety of comedy at the Edinburgh Festival full details available at their site

Absolutely Fabulous Names The Date

Well sort of Joanna Lumley has said that the long awaited Absolutely Fabulous movie will finally begin filming in October

Paddy Mc Guiness Set To Join Dragon’s Den

Well not quite.  The comedian and take me out presenter has hinted his next comic role may be in a sitcom with a Dragon’s Den style to it, as it’s subject that sitcoms haven’t yet covered, this goes back to what we’ve been saying that comedy needs some fresh ideas.  He also said that whilst nothing was set in stone or planned, he wouldn’t rule out a return of Phoenix Nights.

Wombles Set To Womble Again

Cult 1970’s TV series The Wombles are set for another comeback, this time on Channel 5. A new show based on their adventures on Wimbledon Common, starts on Channel 5’s pre-school section Milkshake in 2015.  the original used stop-go animation but this time will be made using computer-generated imagery (CGI).

Musician/ Composer Mike Batt, the man who put the lovable creatures in the charts in the 1970’s, is the driving force behind their return.  He said: ‘It will look more like stop motion but with great fur. We believe that there are audiences of new children who missed The Wombles the first time around and will be thrilled to see the brilliant high quality animation and new musical productions.’  Animators are making 52 episodes which will be 11-minutes long.

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