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Fires of Pompeii Reaction

8.1 million viewers tuned into episode 2 of the 2008 series of Doctor Who, according to overnight figures, with up to another 1.5 million expected courtesy of delayed viewings. The Stage review of the episode draws attention to Catherine Tate’s performance as Donna, and underlined her attempts to get the Doctor to prevent widespread death….

Planet of the Ood Preview

Alien Planets Ahoy! Doctor Who returns at 6.20pm again next week, as Planet of the Ood sees the TARDIS deliver the Doctor and Donna to the home planet of the red-eyed, squid-faced Ood. Directed by Graema Harper, the episode also features a guest appearance by Tim McInnerny (best known as Captain Darling/Lord Percy of Blackadder)….

Witty Little Knitters…

If you have time to kill, and an entire legion of Daleks to build, you budding Dave Ross wannabes could do far worse that employing wool to build your Daleks from – they’ll certainly last longer than those in Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways And as luck would have it, a colleague has sent…

Amusement Arcade

[singlepic=9,320,240,,right]There’s nothing better in the summer months that to get away to the seaside and do things that you wouldn’t normally – such as visit a live comedy show. You can go to Blackpool, Brighton, Torquay, Scarborough – they all run shows by old hands at end of the pier, old fashioned comedy. They’ve all…

Rather You Than Me

[singlepic=25,320,240,,right] The Curse of Comedy series on BBC Four ended last week with David Walliams as Frankie Howerd in Rather You Than Me, and it was a bleak portrait of a very funny man, plagued by self doubt, self loathing and nerves, stemming it seemed from a period of abuse from his father during childhood….

Dara O’Briain on Tour

Despite not coming anywhere near the Quintessential Comedy HQ, we simply must mention the fact that Dara O’Briain is on tour. He’s at St Albans on Tuesday, and from there moves on across the south of England and Wales, over to Northern Ireland, some more dates in the Midlands and then he manages to come…

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