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Miranda Hart, John Rutter, Seamus Heaney

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Miranda Hart on the success of Miranda and the final episodes of the sitcom.

Miranda Hart on the success of Miranda and the final episodes of the sitcom, John Rutter on creating a Christmas carol, and a new edition of Seamus Heaney's poetry.

Miranda Hart tells Razia Iqbal about the emotional filming of the final episodes of her sitcom Miranda.

The latest instalment of the Night of the Museum franchise, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, is set in the British Museum. But how do you film riotous action sequences in one of the busiest museums in the world, full of priceless artefacts? Razia tours the museum with the film's location manager, Michael Harm.

Before his death last August Seamus Heaney was working on a selection of poems from the second half of his career. His 'New Selected Poems 1988 - 2013' has now been published. It ends with 'In Time', a poem written for his granddaughter just a fortnight before he died. Maurice Riordan, editor of 'Poetry Review', reviews the selection.

And composer John Rutter tells Razia what makes the perfect Christmas carol.

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Presenter
Razia Iqbal
Producer
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest
Maurice Riordan
Interviewed Guest
Sean Levy
Interviewed Guest
Patricia Wheatley
Interviewed Guest
Sian Toogood
Interviewed Guest
Michael Harm
Interviewed Guest
John Rutter

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Journalist Jon Snow joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles.

Journalist Jon Snow joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles. With the Inheritance Tracks of Alan Johnson MP.

Journalist Jon Snow joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles to discuss 25 years of being the face of Channel 4 News.

Also on the programme, Luke Simon was living in Thailand when the 2004 Tsunami struck. He lost his brother when the low lying island of Ko Phi Phi was subsumed by sea water. He tells us how life has moved on, about the power of sibling relationships and the charity he set up in his brother's name. The Oscar-winning song Let It Go (from the animated film Frozen) has captivated millions worldwide. It has already been translated into 41 foreign-language versions but not Welsh. 14 yr old Rebekah West set about righting that wrong. And in this season of goodwill we meet a man who was inspired to carry out one good deed a day for 2014. After losing a close family friend, Luke Cameron has spent the last year helping others which has inspired him to move away from a career in fashion to working for a charity.

We also hear from some of the cast of RSC's 'The Christmas Truce' on the football coaching they received from Aston Villa's Sean Verity as they re-enact the infamous Christmas Day football match between the Allies and the Germans. Plus the inheritance tracks of Alan Johnson MP, a Christmas Cracker from Miranda Hart and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy gives us taster of her Christmas Poem.

Producer: Alex Lewis

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Jon Snow
Interviewed Guest
Luke Simon
Interviewed Guest
Rebekah West
Interviewed Guest
Luke Cameron
Interviewed Guest
Alan Johnson
Interviewed Guest
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest
Carol Ann Duffy
Producer
Alex Lewis
Editor
Karen Dalziel
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Kirsty Young talks to comedian and actor Miranda Hart.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Miranda Hart.

She writes and stars in the hit sitcom "Miranda" and has congaed her way to the top of TV comedy by exploiting the universal truth that awkwardness lies at the heart of the human condition. Slapstick and misunderstanding underpin her work along with the impression that she's just a really, jolly, lovely 'girl': her father was a naval commander and her mother has devoted much of her life to tending a glorious garden.

Making her mark has been something of a slog. After her first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe it was another 11 years before she could give up her job as a P.A. - for a good while she was photocopying scripts rather than performing them.

She says: "I started writing comedy because it was more fun inside my head than the real world, but that's no longer true."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Miranda Hart
Producer
Cathy Drysdale

Not Going Out

Series 2 Episode 3: Librarian

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Lee's distrust of Guy is fuelled by the discovery that he runs a lap-dancing club.

Sitcom. Lee's distrust of Guy is fuelled by the discovery that he runs a lap-dancing club. Tim thinks he has finally met the perfect girl until he learns what she does.

Lee is becoming increasingly riled by Guy's constant presence in the flat, and his distrust of him is fuelled by the discovery that he runs a lap-dancing club.

Meanwhile. Tim finally seems to have found a girl who he really likes, and of whom Lucy approves. The perfect girl... until Tim finds out what she does for a living.

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Series 2 Episode 5: Art

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Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world in an effort to appear intellectual.

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world, holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist.

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world, holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist who his cleaner Barbara has told him is the next big thing. When Lucy takes his advice and invests a fortune in the artist's work, Lee is left trying to prevent her from finding out the artist is actually a nobody.

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Series 2 Episode 4: Baby

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Lucy is worried about the age gap between her and Guy.

Sitcom. Lucy is worried about the age gap between her and Guy. A family emergency means Lee and Tim are left in charge of the baby, and they are less than perfect babysitters.

Lucy is worried about the age gap between her and Guy, a concern that increases when Guy turns up to meet her with his grandson in tow. A family emergency means Lee and Tim are left in charge of the baby, and they prove to be less than perfect babysitters.

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Series 2 Episode 6: Dating

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Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and tries speed dating.

Sitcom. As Lucy and Guy's relationship intensifies, Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and tries speed dating. Tim is forced to go on a date with Barbara.

Sitcom. As Lucy and Guy's relationship intensifies, Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and, encouraged by Barbara, tries speed dating. Tim is forced to go on a disastrous date with Barbara in order to prove that he sees her as more than 'the help'.

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Series 2 Episode 7: Gangster

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Guy showers Lucy with expensive gifts and whisks her away for a weekend.

Sitcom. Guy showers Lucy with expensive gifts, arousing Lee's suspicions. But does Lee object to Guy for a reason other than his dubious business interests?

When Guy showers Lucy with expensive clothes prior to whisking her off for a mystery weekend away, Lee becomes suspicious of Guy. After some high-level surveillance, he comes to the conclusion that Guy is gangster.

But Barbara and Tim realise that he is not objecting to Guy just because of his dubious business interests, but also because Lee wants Lucy for himself.

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Series 2 Episode 8: Murder at Christmas

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Lee's plan to spend time alone with Lucy at Christmas is threatened.

Sitcom. Lee's plan to spend time alone with Lucy at Christmas is threatened by the presence of Tim, Daisy, Tim and Lucy's parents, and even Barbara.

Sitcom. Lee's plan to spend time alone with Lucy at Christmas is threatened by the presence of Tim, Daisy, Tim and Lucy's parents, and even Barbara doing the cooking. All seems to be going well until a murder mystery game brings family tensions to a head.

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Series 3 Episode 1: Pregnant

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When Lucy announces that she is pregnant, Lee wonders if the father might have been him.

Sitcom. When Lucy announces her pregnancy, Lee wonders if the father might accidentally have been him. Tim is outraged at the thought of his friend and his sister together.

When Lucy announces that she is pregnant, Lee wonders if the father might accidentally be him. He can't bring himself to tell Lucy how he thinks it might have happened, but Tim guesses. He is outraged at the thought of his friend and his sister together, but Lee has already started to warm to the idea of being a dad.

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Series 3 Episode 3: Amy

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Lee and Tim are excited by the appearance of a lesbian couple in their building.

Sitcom. Over-excited by the appearance of a lesbian couple in their building, Lee and Tim ask them over for dinner, little realising how badly this will backfire.

Over-excited by the appearance of a lesbian couple in their building, Lee and Tim ask them over for dinner, little realising that their adolescent attempt to get their jollies will backfire when Lucy discovers a side to herself that she never knew existed.

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Lee
Lee Mack
Tim
Tim Vine
Lucy
Sally Bretton
Barbara
Miranda Hart
Writer
Lee Mack
Writer
Darin Henry
Writer
Andrew Collins
Producer
Jamie Rix
Writer
Simon Dean
Director
Nick Wood
Daisy
Katy Wix
Executive Producer
Lee Mack
Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner
Writer
Daniel Peak
Executive Producer
Jon Thoday

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Series 3 Episode 4: Party

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Lee and Tim organise a birthday party for Lucy, but she arrives with another man in tow.

Lee and Tim organise a birthday party for Lucy, but when she arrives arm-in-arm with another man, Lee makes it his mission to somehow get rid of him without a fuss.

When Tim and Lee try to organise a party for Lucy's 30th birthday, their ideas of what makes a good party differ widely; Tim likes a few games of charades, while Lee likes a do where there are no competitors for Lucy's attention.

So when she arrives at the party arm-in-arm with another man, Lee makes it his mission to somehow get rid of him without causing a scene.

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Lee
Lee Mack
Tim
Tim Vine
Lucy
Sally Bretton
Barbara
Miranda Hart
Daisy
Katy Wix
Writer
Lee Mack
Writer
Andrew Collins
Producer
Jamie Rix
Director
Nick Wood
Writer
Simon Dean
Writer
Darin Henry
Writer
Daniel Peak
Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner
Executive Producer
Lee Mack
Executive Producer
Jon Thoday

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Series 3 Episode 5: Neighbour

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Lee and Tim both take drastic action when Lucy accuses them of cowardice.

Sitcom. Lucy brands Lee and Tim cowards when they refuse to go upstairs and confront a new neighbour about the noise, causing both men to take drastic action.

A new neighbour moves in upstairs, and his constant noise drives Lucy to distraction. She begs Lee and Tim to get him to stop, but neither is man enough.

Tim takes being branded a coward to heart, and rushes off to join a boxing gym. Lee, meanwhile, tries to impress Lucy by confronting the man in his own flat, where he finds himself staring into the eyes of a cold killer.

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Series 3 Episode 2: Winner

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Lee is insufferably smug when he wins a thousand pounds in a writing competition.

Sitcom. Lee is insufferably smug when he wins a thousand pounds in a writing competition. But when a journalist turns up, she is expecting to meet a disabled author.

Lee is insufferably smug when he wins a thousand pounds in a writing competition with an essay entitled Disability in the Workplace.

Lucy is moved to tears when she reads the essay - she had no idea that Lee was so sensitive. Tim, however, is more sceptical, and with good reason; when a journalist turns up to interview the winner, she is expecting to meet a disabled author.

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Lee
Lee Mack
Tim
Tim Vine
Lucy
Sally Bretton
Barbara
Miranda Hart
Daisy
Katy Wix
Writer
Lee Mack
Writer
Andrew Collins
Producer
Jamie Rix
Director
Nick Wood
Writer
Simon Dean
Writer
Darin Henry
Writer
Daniel Peak
Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner
Executive Producer
Lee Mack
Executive Producer
Jon Thoday

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Series 3 Episode 6: Speech

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Lee and Tim go head-to-head as they attempt to impress Lucy by writing her speech for her.

Lucy has to make an important speech at a recruitment conference, and has nobody to help her write it. Sensing an opportunity to impress her, Lee offers his services.

Lucy is stressed, as she has to make an important speech at a recruitment conference, and has nobody to help her write it. Sensing an opportunity to impress her, Lee offers his services, which upsets Tim, who also thinks he is the best man for the job.

What started off as a small job soon turns into a competition between Tim and Lee not only to see who can come up with the wittiest lines, but also to establish which of them Lucy likes best.

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Series 3 Episode 7: Marriage

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Lee is horrified when he hears that Lucy is considering marriage to Pavlov.

Lee is horrified when he hears that Lucy is considering marriage to Pavlov, a mechanic from the old Eastern bloc, just so that he can stay in the country.

Lee is horrified when he hears that Lucy is considering marriage to Pavlov, a mechanic from the old Eastern bloc, just so that he can stay in the country. But he is a lone voice in trying to stop it, because one by one, as Lucy's family and friends hear Pavlov's tragic tales of life back home, they are persuaded that he is a perfect match for Lucy.

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The cast of Miranda reunite at the London Palladium to mark the show's tenth anniversary.

Miranda Hart and the cast of her sitcom come together to celebrate the show's tenth anniversary with a music-filled, star-studded spectacular from the London Palladium.

Miranda Hart celebrates the tenth anniversary of her award-winning sitcom with a star-studded spectacular filmed in front of an audience of fans at the iconic London Palladium.

Joining her are the sitcom’s cast, who reunite to look back over a decade of fun and friendship, and share their fondest and funniest memories from their time on the show.

And it wouldn’t be a party without music and surprises, of which there are plenty. McFly kick off the show with a rousing rendition of Don’t Stop Me Now and there is music from the Kingdom Choir and the cast of Mamma Mia. And in a fitting tribute to the sitcom, Heather Small brings the house down with a performance of Proud.

There are also touching tributes from Miranda fans, and stars including Andy Murray, Hugh Bonneville and Carey Mulligan line up to wish the sitcom a happy birthday.

This unforgettable night of magical memories, with Miranda at the helm, includes some poignant reflections alongside the silliness, dancing and, of course, galloping!

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Miranda
Miranda Hart
Participant
Sarah Hadland
Participant
Patricia Hodge
Participant
Sally Phillips
Writer
Miranda Hart
Performer
McFly undefined
Performer
Heather Small
Performer
The Kingdom Choir
Director
Barbara Wiltshire
Series Producer
Aoife Bower
Production Company
Monkey Kingdom Limited

The Graham Norton Show

Series 27 Episode 6

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With Will Ferrell, Miranda Hart, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Among the guests on Graham's virtual sofa are Will Ferrell, Miranda Hart, Ruffalo, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones. Plus a special home music performance by Pose star Billy Porter.

Joining Graham on his virtual sofa tonight: actor and comedian Will Ferrell, starring in new comedy film Eurovision; funny lady Miranda Hart; triple Oscar-nominated Mark Ruffalo, playing twin brothers in I Know This Much is True; and the stars of BBC drama Normal People, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones. Plus a special home music performance by Pose star Billy Porter of his new single For What it's Worth.

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Presenter
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest
Will Ferrell
Interviewed Guest
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest
Mark Ruffalo
Interviewed Guest
Paul Mescal
Interviewed Guest
Daisy Edgar-Jones
Performer
Billy Porter
Series Producer
Jon Magnusson
Director
Steve Smith
Executive Producer
Graham Stuart
Production Company
So Television

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Miranda Hart, Martin Amis, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Cultural Exchange

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Arts news, including Miranda Hart, Martin Amis and Kwame Kwei-Armah's Cultural Exchange.

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Miranda Hart on her career, Martin Amis on his novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, and Kwame Kwei-Armah selects a landmark play for Cultural Exchange.

With Mark Lawson.

Writer and comedy performer Miranda Hart reflects on her career so far, as her book Is It Just Me? appears in paperback.

Martin Amis discusses his 13th novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, a black comedy about a very violent and not very successful criminal and his nephew Desmond Pepperdine.

Playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, currently Artistic Director of Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, selects his Cultural Exchange: Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest
Martin Amis
Interviewed Guest
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer
Jerome Weatherald

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Series 1 Episode 4: Stress

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Lee finds himself increasingly stressed out having volunteered to teach Kate to drive.

Sitcom. Lee finds himself increasingly stressed out having volunteered to teach Kate to drive. Following Kate's advice, he decides to try yoga.

Sitcom. Lee finds himself increasingly stressed out having volunteered to teach Kate to drive. Following Kate's advice, he decides to try yoga - but his technique leaves a lot to be desired. A trip to a local acupuncturist is no more successful, so he resorts to more extreme measures. Meanwhile a drive in the countryside has a dramatic and disastrous conclusion.

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