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Series 6

When Mary Beard Met Armando Iannucci

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Mary Beard and Armando Iannucci discuss taking liberties with a literary classic, whether it is possible to satirise the current political situation, and the impact of swearing. Show more

HARDtalk

Armando Iannucci – Writer and director

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Available for years

Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful writer and director of comedy on TV and film. Is there ever a bad time and place to be funny? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci

Genres

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 6: Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Stand-up comedy show. In this final show in the series, Stewart Lee gives a uniquely personal insight into the workings of government.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 1: Charity

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee sets out to explore some ideas about charity, but instead gets sidetracked and ends up talking mostly about crisps. Show more

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 5: Identity

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart looks at the notion of identity, how different nations define themselves and debunks the myth of one of Britain's greatest national heroes.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 2: London

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee looks at why more and more people are thinking about moving out of London for a taste of life in the countryside. Show more

Comics Britannia

Episode 1: The Fun Factory

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Armando Iannucci presents a series which explores the history of British comics. He looks back to a golden age when children's humour comics sold in their millions. Show more

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. The Home Office have cut police numbers. At Malcolm's suggestion, Dan Miller gets sent on a fact-finding mission to the local cop-shop. Show more

Contributors

Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Greg Fraser:
Simon Kunz
Desk Sergeant:
Colin Mace
Superintendent:
Adam Stevens
Police Officer:
Michael Gould
Journalist:
Dan Mersh
Director:
Tony Roche
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Special: Spinners and Losers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political comedy. The Prime Minister resigns six months too early and all hell breaks loose at Number 10. Malcolm Tucker's political career hangs in the balance. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Julius Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Nick Hanway:
Martin Savage
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Cleaner:
Diveen Henry
Cliff Lawton:
Tim Bentinck
Claire Ballentine:
Eve Matheson
Geoff Holhurst:
Rob Edwards
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Political comedy. Nicola has only been in the Cabinet for a week, but already the press question her survival chances. Then someone wipes the immigration records of 170,672 people. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Journalist:
Judith Faultless
Marianne Swift:
Zoe Telford
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Both government and opposition try to spin their way to the moral high ground following the key worker housing scandal. Some are even calling for an inquiry. Show more

Contributors

Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Director:
Chris Addison
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Rob Colley
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Lord Goolding's inquiry into the key worker housing scandal begins. The truth will finally come out. Unless, of course, anyone has any sudden lapses of memory. Show more

Contributors

Lord Goolding:
William Hoyland
Simon Weir:
Tobias Menzies
Baroness Sureka:
Priyanga Burford
Matthew Hodge:
Michael Maloney
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

Have I Got News for You

Series 54

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Rhod Gilbert, as well as panellists Armando Iannucci and Lucy Prebble.

Contributors

Presenter:
Rhod Gilbert
Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Ian Hislop
Panellist:
Lucy Prebble
Director:
Paul Wheeler
Producer:
Ed Ryland
Series Producer:
Mark Barrett
Production Company:
Hat Trick Productions

Have I Got News for You

Series 48

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jennifer Saunders and guest panellists Armando Iannucci and Peter Bone MP.

Have I Got News for You

Series 39

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Eamonn Holmes and guest panellists Armando Iannucci and Robert Peston.

Have I Got News for You

Series 33

Episode 4

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Comedy quiz show that grills contestants on the week's news, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, host Bill Bailey and panellists Armando Iannucci and and Adam Buxton. Show more

Have I Got News for You

Series 41

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Popular news quiz. Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Bill Bailey, and guest panellists Armando Iannucci and Jack Whitehall. Show more

Have I Got News for You

Series 49

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The satirical news quiz returns with guest host Daniel Radcliffe. Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by panellists Diane Morgan and Armando Iannucci.

Contributors

Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Ian Hislop
Panellist:
Diane Morgan
Producer:
Danny Carr
Series Producer:
Jo Bunting
Production Company:
Hat Trick Productions

Have I Got News for You

Series 60

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Richard Ayoade and panellists Roisin Conaty and Armando Iannucci

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Ayoade
Panellist:
Ian Hislop
Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Roisin Conaty
Series Producer:
Danny Carr
Producer:
Mike Rayment
Production Company:
Hat Trick Productions