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

By Lauren James | 20th June 2014

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,...

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How Twitter Got Ben Elton's 'The Wright Way' Axed From Bbc1

By Michael West | 11th July 2013

Ben Elton's new BBC1 sitcom 'The Wright Way' has been axed by the corporation after it received a critical mauling on Twitter. Executive Shane Allen confirmed on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) that the show -...

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Ben Elton's The Wright Way Goes The Wrong Way - Show Cancelled

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th July 2013

A slew of negative reviews and a rather embarrassing mauling on Twitter have lead The BBC to drop Ben Elton’s The Wright Way. The show, Elton's first BBC1 sitcom since Blessed in 2005, will not...

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Bbc Cancels Ben Elton's Sitcom 'The Wright Way'

By Elinor Cosgrave | 11th July 2013

The BBC has dropped Ben Elton's sitcom The Wright Way. The sitcom ended in May 2013 and the BBC announced yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) that it would not be renewing the comedy for a second...

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A Big Thumbs Down On Twitter For Ben Elton's The Wright Way

By Hayley Avron | 24th April 2013

31 brief years have passed since Ben Elton found on-screen writing success with the anti-establishment humour of The Young Ones, a show that went on to become a classic in British comedy. There have...

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Unfinished Blackadder Script Re-discovered ; Could There Be A Final Hurrah?

By Contributor | 9th October 2012

Popular British comic character Blackadder looks like he could have one more role up his sleeve, after a 'lost Christmas special' was re-discovered by scriptwriter Richard Curtis. Played by the actor Rowan Atkinson, Blackadder...

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