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Tracey Ullman's Mother Dies In Tragic House Fire Aged 85


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Tracey Ullman's mother has died at the age of 85. Doreen Skinner died in a house fire on Monday (23rd March). The fire was reportedly caused by the 'careless disposal of a cigarette'.

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Tracey Ullman's mother has died in a house fire at the age of 85.

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Tracey Ullman To Return To British Television For First Time In 30 Years


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Nearly thirty years since she ceased to be a regular presence on British television, Tracey Ullman is set to return to the BBC with her own comedy series.

The actress, singer and sketch writer will front a new six-part series ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ as part of a slew of new comedy programmes commissioned by the BBC.

Having enjoyed many years of success in the United States, the British-born Ullman said in a statement that it was “a privilege” to be back. Now 55 years old, she said “I still feel as inspired to inhabit people as I did when I was six, standing on the windowsill in my mother's bedroom, putting on a show.”

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Farewell Rik Mayall: Comic Laid To Rest By Family And Friends In Devon


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Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June, owing to what was later found to be a heart attack.

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Adrian Edmondson [L] Was A Pallbearer At His Friend Rik Mayall's [R] Funeral.

The comedian and former star of The Young Ones passed away at his home in Barnes, South West London, but was buried St George's Church in the village of Dittisham, Devon. The sun was shining and guests were seen smiling as they exchanged fond memories of the profanity-loving comic.

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Dawn French Is Married Again, Weds At Cornwall Hotel


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Dawn French – best known for her role in The Vicar of Dibley – has married for the second time. She tied the knot with charity worker Mr Bignell at the Scarlet hotel near Newquay at the weekend.

The wedding is reported to have taken place in Fowey Hall, which is described on its website as "one of the most impressive family hotels in Cornwall" and "sophisticated yet uncomplicated, luxurious yet laid back, grand yet comfy". This is, of course, French’s second husband after her high profile relationship with fellow comedian Lenny Henry. Unlike many breakups, theirs was amicable, and Henry didn’t get a feel for Premier Inns while married to French. "Those last few months were pretty much like the first few months; we were good friends," she said, speaking on Radio 4's Desert Islands Discs last year. "It was a tribute to the way we'd been married, the way we accomplished it.

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