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Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent in The Office Spinoff Music Video

The Office is considered one of the best American sitcoms of the 2000s. Though, it was based on a UK comedy that came a few years before it from the creative and hilarious mind of Ricky Gervais. Gervais is reprising his iconic role of ex-boss David Brent in the all-new feature film Life on the Road. It was announced that this upcoming comedy will debut exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories sometime in 2017. But it is getting a proper theatrical release in London and surrounding territories this summer. To help celebrate, BBC Films and EntertainmentOne have released a new video, which finds Gervais sliding into the sleeveless white T of his most popular character to date.

David Brent is seen wondering through the woods, wistfully singing the catchy folk song 'Lady Gypsy'. David Brent has released music videos before, the most popular of which was 'Equality Street'.
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Rob Brydon open to more of The Trip: 'It could return in a few years'

Rob Brydon has hinted that The Trip could return in "a few years".

Brydon first teamed with Steve Coogan for the semi-improvised comedy in 2010, with a second series - The Trip to Italy - airing in 2014.

The actor and comic told Digital Spy that he is open to another run - and revealed where he'd love to see 'Rob' and 'Steve' go next.

For more from Brydon - including talk of BAFTA nominee Would I Lie to You? and his big-screen role opposite Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman - hit play on the video above.

Would I Lie to You? was up for best Comedy And Comedy Entertainment Programme at last night's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards.

The panel show ultimately lost out to The Graham Norton Show, which also bested Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Sherlock, True Detective and Happy Valley among winners at
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BAFTA Television Awards 2015: The winners in full

Digital Spy presents a list of the winners and nominees at this year's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which were presented on Sunday, May 10 in Central London:

BAFTA TV Awards 2015 as they happened: Live blog

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - Winner

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend - Winner

Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Supporting Actor

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman - Winner

Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma Jones - Marvellous - Winner

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment Performance

Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, Reckless

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

Calvin Zabo (Kyle MacLachlan) returns, leading a gang of gifted individuals with grudges against Shield.

Meanwhile, May (Ming-Na Wen) tracks down her ex-husband for help with Skye's (Chloe Bennet) new-found abilities, and some of Mack (Henry Simmons) and Bobbi's (Adrianne Palicki) secrets come to light.

Have I Got News For You: BBC One, 9pm

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop return to take a punt at the week's headlines in the new series of the panel show.

Presenting this evening is boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, while guests include Diane Morgan (aka Philomena Cunk on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe) and satirist Armando Iannucci.

Biggest Band Break-Ups and Make-Ups: BBC Four, 9pm

Presenter Mark Radcliffe takes a look inside the music industry to reveal the tensions that lie between artists and their producers.

Featuring interviews with Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and archive footage
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BAFTA Television Awards 2015: This year's nominees in full

Digital Spy presents a list of the nominees at this year's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which will take place on Sunday, May 10:

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend

Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Who was snubbed by BAFTA? Doctor Who, Top Gear and more

Supporting Actor

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman

Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma Jones - Marvellous

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment Performance

Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice

Graham Norton
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Death in Paradise leads Thursday with 6.5m, Cucumber rises to 570,000

Death in Paradise continued to perform strongly in the ratings, according to overnight figures for Thursday (February 26).

The BBC One drama was the night's most watched programme with 6.52m (30.1%) at 9pm. Earlier, Diy Sos: The Big Build attracted 4.28m (20.1%) at 8pm.

Question Time was watched by 2.68m (27.3%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, Wanted in Paradise interested 1.04m (5.0%) at 7pm, before The Great British Sewing Bee entertained 2.72m (12.8%), and Reinventing the Royals averaged 1.80m (8.3%) at 9pm. Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe brought in 1.04m (6.2%) at 10pm.

ITV's coverage of Everton's UEFA Europa League tie was watched by 1.82m (8.6%) between 7.45pm and 10.15pm.

Channel 4's Location, Location, Location continued with 1.18m (5.6%) at 8pm (268k/1.2% on +1), while Cucumber rose to 570,000 (2.6%) for its sixth episode at 9pm (109k/0.8%).

Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole attracted 758k (3.6%) at 8pm (105k/0.5%) and Britain's Biggest Primary School was watched by 756k (3.5%) at 9pm (64k/0.4%). The
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Death in Paradise passes 7m for BBC One on EastEnders anniversary night

Death in Paradise enjoyed a ratings boost on EastEnders' anniversary night, according to overnight figures for Thursday (February 19).

The drama brought in 7.08 million viewers (29.7%) for BBC One at 9pm to be the most watched show behind EastEnders, which attracted over 10m for both its episodes.

Later in the evening, Question Time interested 3.01m (26.9%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, The Great British Sewing Bee continued with 2.13m (8.8%) at 8pm, before Reinventing the Royals appealed to 1.78m (7.3%) at 9pm, and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe gathered 960k (5.1%) at 10pm.

ITV's coverage of the Europa League match between Liverpool and Besiktas averaged 3.31m (13.9%) between 7.45pm and 10.15pm (59k/0.3% on +1).

Over on Channel 4, the latest instalment of Location, Location, Location informed 1.23m (5.1%) at 8pm (156k/0.6%), while Cucumber lost 200,000 viewers with 350k (1.5%) at 9pm (115k/0.7%). My Tattoo Addiction aired to 710k (4.2%) at 10pm (76k/0.8%).

Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole attracted 697k (2.9%) at
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Death in Paradise still top on Thursday with 6.6m, Cucumber down to 500k

Death in Paradise remained on top of the Thursday ratings despite a drop, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One drama fell by around 400,000 viewers from last week to 6.64 million (29.3%) at 9pm. Earlier, Eat Well for Less interested 4.91m (21.8%) at 8pm, while Question Time brought in 2.58m (24.9%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, The Great British Sewing Bee launched with 2.34m (10.4%) at 8pm, followed by Modern Times with 778k (3.4%) at 9pm and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe with 910k (5.3%) at 10pm.

ITV's Kyle Files appealed to 2.34m (11.0%) at 7.30pm (183k/0.8% on +1), while Birds of a Feather amused 3.75m (16.5%) at 8.30pm (107k/0.5%). Car Crash Britain gathered 3.02m (13.4%) at 9pm (286k/1.9%).

On Channel 4, The Jump continued with 1.52m (6.8%) at 8pm (230k/1.0%). Cucumber fell to 510k (2.3%) at 9pm (113k/0.7%), followed by Married Behind Bars with 592k (3.8%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's Secrets of Rome's Colosseum fascinated 718k (3.2%) at 8pm, followed by the latest Celebrity Big Brother
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Fortitude, Charlie Brooker

CucumberChannel 4, 9pm

Russell T Davies' comeback continues with episode two of Cucumber – less emotionally raw and so an easier watch than last week's opener.

Henry (Vincent Franklin) stumbles into trouble at work, while his relationship is a shambles, but the only thing that's really on his mind is Freddie (Freddie Fox).

The Good Wife – More4, 9pm

The slick yet powerful Us drama – the recipient of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes – returns for a sixth season.

In tonight's premiere, Alicia's firm comes under fire, while she continues to resist running for State's Attorney.

FortitudeSky Atlantic, 9pm

Much-anticipated, Sky Atlantic's chilling drama kicks off tonight with a feature-length series premiere.

By the time those 110 minutes are up, you still won't quite know what Fortitude is all about. But two things are certain – it looks absolutely spectacular and the all-star cast (including Christopher Eccleston, Stanley Tucci and Sofie Grabol) are superb.
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Toast of London, Harry and Paul lead British Comedy Awards nominations

The British Comedy Awards 2014 nominations have been revealed.

Matt Berry's Toast of London is up for six awards, while Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos has four nominations.

Berry himself has three nominations, including Best TV Comedy Actor and new category Best Internet Comedy Short.

The BBC's Would I Lie to You? receives four nominations, as team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack find themselves both up for Best Male TV Comic.

Berry, Enfield and Whitehouse are up against The Wrong Mans' Mathew Baynton in the Best TV Comedy Actor category, while Alan Carr will need to defend his Best Comedy Entertainment Personality title from Graham Norton, Ant & Dec and Adam Hills.

This year's ceremony has introduced two new categories - Best Internet Comedy Short and Best Comedy Moment of 2014. Best Comedy Film and Best International Comedy Programme have also made a return to the line-up,
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Charlie Brooker defends Weekly Wipe after "lazy" accusations

Charlie Brooker has defended his BBC Two show Weekly Wipe.

A Twitter user branded the programme "lazy" after Brooker announced that tonight's (February 13) sixth episode would be a compilation of previously aired footage, as well as new material.

Brooker tweeted: "We do 5 regular eps then a comp ep because that's what we're commissioned to do, btw. So the 'new' stuff is on the house. That's My Spin."

The broadcaster then shared a comment he had received from a follower, which read: "F**king hate it when people do that. Lazy. I will not be watching."

Brooker joked: "We chiefly do the comp for the positive viewer feedback."

In a series of tweets, he went on to explain that for a longer run of the series to be possible, they would have to greatly expand the production team and alter the show's format.

He said: "To produce the material we currently
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Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror future: 'You'll get two helpings'

Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror future: 'You'll get two helpings'
Charlie Brooker has revealed that Black Mirror will return to Channel 4 with two new "helping[s]".

The writer previously told Digital Spy that "scheduling and other issues" have held up work on the next set of episodes.

"There will be more - I don't think I'm allowed to say quite when," Brooker told Lauren Laverne on her BBC Radio 6Music show today (January 9).

"There's going to be some and then there's going to be some more - you'll get one helping and then there'll be another helping."

Brooker did not confirm whether the dark anthology series would be returning for two single instalments or two more series.

Robert Downey Jr previously purchased the film rights to 2011 episode 'The Entire History of You', though Brooker told Laverne that he is "not really involved" in the planned adaptation.

"I'm not really involved in that - that was Jesse Armstrong's episode," he said.
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Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror future: 'You'll get two helpings'

Charlie Brooker has revealed that Black Mirror will return to Channel 4 with two new "helping[s]".

The writer previously told Digital Spy that "scheduling and other issues" have held up work on the next set of episodes.

"There will be more - I don't think I'm allowed to say quite when," Brooker told Lauren Laverne on her BBC Radio 6Music show today (January 9).

"There's going to be some and then there's going to be some more - you'll get one helping and then there'll be another helping."

Brooker did not confirm whether the dark anthology series would be returning for two single instalments or two more series.

Robert Downey Jr previously purchased the film rights to 2011 episode 'The Entire History of You', though Brooker told Laverne that he is "not really involved" in the planned adaptation.

"I'm not really involved in that - that was Jesse Armstrong's episode," he said.
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Birds of a Feather, Weekly Wipe

Birds of a Feather: ITV, 8.30pm

ITV will be hoping to replicate last week's ratings success with the second of eight new episodes, which sees Sharon (Pauline Quirke) and Tracey (Linda Robson) flog clothes at a car boot sale for a cash-strapped Dorien (Lesley Joseph).

The Undateables: Channel 4, 9pm

Channel 4's popular unorthodox dating series returns for a third series, with a roster of new hopefuls looking to find love. The first of four new episodes.

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe: BBC Two, 10pm

After thoroughly picking apart the year that was, Charlie Brooker has his sights set on 2014 with a new six-part series of his Weekly Wipe. Join Charlie, plus Us comic Doug Stanhope and others, as they take a swipe at politics, the media and strange online happenings.

Catch up on all the latest TV and Movies releases in Digital Spy's Screen Time:
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TV highlights 09/01/2014

  • The Guardian - TV News
Dolphins — Spy In The Pod | The Undateables | Tough Young Teachers | Benidorm | The Treasures Of Ancient Egypt | Castle | Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe | PGA Tour Golf: Sony Open

Dolphins — Spy In The Pod

8pm, BBC1

To infiltrate unsuspecting pods, this two-part documentary makes use of robotic sea creature "spies", which surreptitiously film dolphins with their camera eyes. In this concluding episode, a spy baby dolphin is deployed off the coast of Mozambique, while a spy squid looks on as some dolphins discover a pufferfish and get high off its toxins. As the footage needs quite a lot of explanation, this is heavy on the David Tennant voiceover; the only other sound being the creaky-door noise of the dolphins' sonar. Rachel Aroesti

The Undateables

9pm, Channel 4

A new year and a new raft of undateables: people with restrictive conditions on the lookout for love and romance. This episode follows three: Mary, four-time
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Charlie Brooker's 'Weekly Wipe' returns in 2014 after end-of-year special

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe will return to BBC Two in early 2014.

The series will follow Brooker's annual hour-long Christmas and New Year roundup Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe.

"Whether it's news, or film, TV, or Twitter, if it's making the agenda and it's worth pointing a finger and laughing at Charlie will tackle it," said producers.

"And if there's nothing to tackle, then expect lengthy chunks on the worst adverts or most pointless events."

Doug Stanhope returns to the show, as do the show's own Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas, in addition to brand-new contributors Brian Limond and Jake Yapp.

The show is written and presented by Brooker, with Annabel Jones and Nick Vaughan-Smith as executive producer and Ali Marlow as series producer.
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Charlie Brooker answers your questions: 'I get angry to amuse myself'

What's the worst TV programme ever made? What's going on with your hair? And what do you think of Guardian commenters? Charlie Brooker answers your questions. Grudgingly

What's up with your hair? @OnAgathasBehalf

People go on about it as if some big makeover decision was taken or that I looked through a catalogue of haircuts designed to enrage fanbases – which would be a brilliant catalogue. But no, what actually happened is that I stopped cutting my hair. Basically, my hair is very thick and it grows really fast. Nobody ever knows what to do with it. So it's not a conscious attempt to do anything with it, and if people see it that way then fashion must be in a pretty poor state, frankly.

Have you ever been close to a column deadline and thought: "Shit, I've had a great week, I'd better pretend something's annoyed me?" @LarboIreland

No. Well,
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Charlie Brooker will answer your questions – so what do you want to ask?

This is your chance to ask the screenwriter and columnist about anything you like. Read his answers in G2 later this week

Which gadgets does he love and loathe? What does he watch on TV these days? Does anything make him angry any more – or has fatherhood mellowed him for ever?

Charlie Brooker is going to answer readers' questions this week. What do you want to know? He won't be able to reply to them all, so ask quickly and make it a good one – we need your queries by Tuesday noon. You can email your questions to g2@guardian.co.uk (put "Charlie" in the subject line) or tweet us @guardiang2. His answers will appear in G2 on Thursday.

Charlie Brooker's series about the dark side of technology addiction, Black Mirror, returns to Channel 4 next Monday. His news review, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, is on BBC2 on Thursday.
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