Little Britain

 

Lucas denies partnership split

Matt Lucas has denied reports his comedy partnership with fellow Little Britain and Come Fly With Meco-creator David Walliams is over. Lucas said via Twitter: “Some Tweeters assuming that because we are doing our own shows at the moment, me and Dave have split up. Sorry to tell you we haven’t!”

Hawn signs up for pilot role

Goldie Hawn has signed up for a role in a new HBO drama pilot from Sex and the City creator Darren Star called The Viagra Diaries.

Actor to reprise Transporter role

French actor Francois Berleand will reprise his role of cop Tarconi in the upcoming TV adaptation of The Transporter film trilogy. Prison Break actor Chris Vance will play Jason Statham’s role of expert driver Frank Martin.

Boondock Saints TV series in development

Director Troy Duffy has confirmed that a TV adaptation of the 1999 cult movie Boondock Saints is in development with original actors Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus keen to reprise their roles.

Fresh Prince reunion?

The cast of 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air are said to be in talks over a possible reunion. Actress Tatyana Ali said: “I still keep in touch with Will and it would be great to work with him again. The whole cast including Will just talked about doing a reunion. I think everyone would be into it [but] it just depends on everyone’s schedule,”

Tosh.0 renewed

Comedy Central has renewed the Daniel Tosh-hosted series Tosh.0 for the fourth season.

Little Britain star unveils new comedy

Little Britain’s Matt Lucas has unveiled his new comedy series for the BBC entitled The Matt Lucas Awards. The series will see the comedian give out a bunch of awards in strange and unusual categories.

Kardashian unsure over televised wedding

Kim Kardashian says she is still tossing up whether or not to televise her wedding to fiancé Kris Humphries. She says she is unsure whether it’s something she wants to “put out there”.

MTV sorry for swearing

MTV execs have apologised for the amount of swearing during the MTV Movie Awards that recently screened on the network. The broadcast which was described as “live with a delay” failed to be clean of objectionable language with a few words sneaking through despite the bleep button taking a pounding throughout the two-hour show.

NZ production good to go

Filming on the New Zealand-based production Spartacus: Blood and Sand has been given the green light once again after lead actor Andy Whitfield was given the all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. The Australian actor is set to appear before the camera again in October.

Stamos for Glee role

Uncle Jesse himself John Stamos is eying a spot on the Glee cast according to Entertainment Weekly. The ex-Full House actor is currently in talks with producers over appearing on the drama series in a guest role playing Emma’s (Jayma Mays) dentist, whom she may or may not be having a relationship with. Let’s hope common sense will prevail.

Matt Lucas on Glee?

In related news, the latest rumour to hit the net is that Little Britain star Matt Lucas has signed on to make a guest appearance on Glee. The actor is said to be playing a teacher with a hidden passion for musicals. Only time will tell as to whether this one is true or not.

Katy Perry to host awards

Katy Perry has been confirmed as the host of the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. The pop singer will both host and perform at the ceremony which will dish out it’s surfboard trophies to the year’s biggest achievers in television, film, music, sport and fashion.

McConaughey’s new “comedy”

Actor Matthew McConaughey is developing a new comedy series for an American network set in Malibu. With a working title of Kick-Ass Militia, the series will centre on a pair of brothers, one a cult leader the other a survivalist, who share a pad on the beach in the Californian town. The series is written by Meet The Fockers writer Marc Hyman.

Williams Grey’s regular

Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams has been promoted to a series regular for the next season of the medical drama. Williams joined the show in season 6 as Dr. Jackson Avery and has impressed series creator Shonda Rhimes enough to be given a full-time contract.

Entourage movie?

Actor and Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg has said recently that he is determined to make a movie out of the series. Walhberg said in a n interview with MTV that he wants to bring the characters to the big screen and believes fans would react positively to the movie concept.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams rocketed to stardom in the UK and New Zealand as stars of the irreverent BBC comedy series Little Britain. Now, they’re bringing their unique brand of laughs to TV2 in the all-new comedy series Little Britain USA on Fridays at 9.30pm.

Set in contemporary America, Little Britain USA will feature familiar Little Britain characters in new sketches, as well as brand-new characters, all performed by Lucas and Walliams.

Among the new characters on the show are Bing Gordyn, the eighth astronaut to go to the moon; Mark and Tom, hyper-masculine gym buddies who will do anything for each other; and Ellie-Grace, a frilly little girl with the mouth of a truck driver.

Celebrities making cameos in the new episodes include Vivica A. Fox, Rosie O’Donnell, Paul Rudd and Sting.

Summer Nights Of Comedy: Little Britain

UKTV – Weeknights from Monday 3 December, 9.30pm

Have you ever thought about visiting Britain? Well let’s hope this lot doesn’t put you off! This series is a small and surreal parallel universe, populated by gloriously over-the-top eccentrics, lunatics and social misfits who live in towns with strange names like Flange and Scoffage. Shot both on location and in front of a studio audience, Little Britain looks at the breathtaking debris of modern life and all the mad, bad, quirky and generally crazy things that make Britain – Britain. Adapted from an award-winning radio series, it follows the lives of some extraordinary and sometimes sinister folk. Vicky Pollard, the gloriously incoherent trailer trash teenager, Marjorie Dawes, the tubby and tyrannical leader of her Fat Fighters class, Emily Howard the world’s least convincing transvestite, Dafydd Thomas, the only gay in his village, he insists, despite much evidence to the contrary and Dame Sally Markham, aristo novelist who churns out romances by the cartload. This controversial two-man show that demolishes the boundaries of good taste is now a television phenomenon.

Stars: Matt Lucas (Shooting Stars and Rock Profile) and David Walliams (Cruise of the Gods and Ted and Ralph).

I can’t quite get my head around this idea. Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators and stars of Little Britain will be making a US version of the show on HBO. The sketch show will have both old and new characters in it.

The show’s executive producer will be Simon Fuller (the man behind the Idol shows).

How will the humor translate? Will Americans “get” it? How Americanised will it be? Will it be made more PC? (Will the gay jokes be removed?)

Due to the BBC in the UK now not broadcasting the 2nd episode of Little Britain Abroad until the 30th December in the UK (31st December NZ time) we are in the unfortunate position of having to move Part II, of our two part series, to January 01st 2007 at 8.30pm. Part 1 will still screen on December 26th at 8.30pm as planned.

A rerun of Little Britain will now screen on the 27th December at 8.30pm instead of the scheduled LITTLE BRITAIN ABROAD.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will still be excited about the fact that brand new Little Britain is coming to C4 – part 1 of the two part series on December 26th at 8.30pm, part 2 of the two part series on January 01st at 8.30pm!

To our surprise BBC would not let lil ol’ C4 play Part 2 before they had themselves!!!! The cheek of it 😉

Details about this 2 part special are as follows:

Matt Lucas and David Walliams have made two special shows of Little Britain for fans this Christmas.

Celebrity guest stars include Steve Coogan, Ronnie Corbett, Paul McKenna, Peter Kay, Julia Davis, Morwenna Banks and Dawn French (who plays Vicky Pollards mother!)

In the specials the inhabitants of Little Britain are escaping abroad for the holidays!

Lou has some exciting news for Andy – the local church has organised for him to go to Disneyworld. Although Andy is worried he will miss Bargain Hunt, Lou whisks him off to catch a plane and they are even given a tour of the cockpit. Andy is desperate to press a button … as long as it’s not that big red one!

Meanwhile the only gay in the village, Dafydd, visits the Greek island of Mykanos to see his friend, Myfanwy, who has set up her own gay bar. But when she entrusts Dafydd with handing out flyers round the island, her opening night doesn’t quite go to plan.

Vicky Pollard is in a Thai jail having been caught smuggling heroin, and her lawyer is having trouble preparing her for her trial. Marjorie Dawes has been sent on a FatFighters initiative to the USA, and Bubbles De Vere is spending the summer months jetting across Europe, and pops to Monte Carlo to see an “old friend”.

The Prime Minister of England is on a state visit to the USA but Sebastian is suspicious of the special relationship between his boss and the President. Meanwhile, hypnotist Kenny Craig is in a hotel in Portugal when he bumps into his hero, Paul McKenna.

Part 1 of Little Britain Abroad will screen December 26th at 8.30pm, part 2 will now screen on January 01st at 8.30pm.

This Christmas – C4 is proud to present never seen before episodes of Little Britain – screening only hours after they debut in the UK!

Celebrity guest stars include Steve Coogan, Ronnie Corbett, Paul McKenna, Peter Kay, Julia Davis, Morwenna Banks and Dawn French (Vicky Pollards mother).

In the specials the inhabitants of Little Britain are escaping abroad for the holidays.

Lou has some exciting news for Andy – the local church has organised for him to go to Disneyworld. Although Andy is worried he will miss Bargain Hunt, Lou whisks him off to catch a plane and they are even given a tour of the cockpit. Andy is desperate to press a button… as long as it’s not that big red one!

Meanwhile the only gay in the village, Dafydd, visits the Greek island of Mykanos to see his friend, Myfanwy, who has set up her own gay bar. But when she entrusts Dafydd with handing out flyers round the island, her opening night doesn’t quite go to plan.

Vicky Pollard is in a Thai jail having been caught smuggling heroin, and her lawyer is having trouble preparing her for her trial. Marjorie Dawes has been sent on a FatFighters initiative to the USA, and Bubbles De Vere is spending the summer months jetting across Europe, and pops to Monte Carlo to see an “old friend”.

The Prime Minister of England is on a state visit to the USA but Sebastian is suspicious of the special relationship between his boss and the President. Meanwhile, hypnotist Kenny Craig is in a hotel in Portugal when he bumps into his hero, Paul McKenna.

C4 will screen the LITTLE BRITAIN CHRISTMAS episodes on December 26th & 27th at 8.30pm. Little Britain series 1 & 2 will repeat over summer on C4 – every weeknight at 8.30pm from Thursday 28th December.