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Russell Howard's Good News Extra

Series 5

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Extended version of the topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up his unique perspective on the news stories that have dominated the media over the past seven days. In search of the weird, the wonderful and the just plain odd, Russell and his crack team plough through over 60 news channels from across the world, read over 140 newspapers and watch over 1,000 clips all for your viewing pleasure. While there's no way of knowing what tangent the world of news will take, Russell will, as always, be joined by special mystery guests and sign off the show with an often under-reported feelgood tale of triumph, courage or kindness.

Since it debuted on 22nd October 2009, ratings have grown from 1.7million a week to 3.9 million a week. Russell has over two million fans on Facebook and is the third most searched for comedian on Google. The show has also reached the number one Twitter trending spot in the UK for episodes aired during both series three and four.

Russell Howard's Good News is filmed in front of a live studio audience. Viewers at home can shape the show's agenda by submitting news stories online via Twitter @bbcgoodnews. Show less

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