Russell Howard's Good News

Series 6 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Tousled, cheeky Russell Howard bounces back onto BBC3 for a new series of his silly, funny, topical comedy show. Such is the channel’s delight in their young star, for the first time he’s been given a proper, grown-up prime time slot and a longer run.

Howard describes Good News as “really good disposable telly. You can watch it while you are ironing.” It’s energetic and it’s a laugh; a look at the week’s news stories, the big stuff and the nonsense, those endearingly parochial stories that pad out nightly regional news programmes and local papers, unearthed by Good News’s researchers who, he says, “find those characters we have all seen. They are normally smiling and holding a massive turnip.”

About this programme

1/12. An edition from April 2012 in which the comedian offers his perspective on stories dominating the media, including the Boat Race protestor, as well as picking up on overlooked items that raise a smile. He is also joined by a mystery guest, while members of the audience are invited onto the People's Podium, and the show ends with a heart-warming tale.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Russell Howard

Crew

Director
Peter Orton
Series Producer
Mark Iddon
Categories
Comedy

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