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Russell Howard's Good News

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Series 6-Episode 1

Series 6-Episode 1

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Review

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.”

Summary

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 & Crew

Presenter Russell Howard
Director Peter Orton
Series Producer Mark Iddon

Comedy

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