Ronnie Corbett

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 British comedy writer Barry Cryer in 2016. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Veteran English comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer has died aged 86. Cryer “died peacefully, in good spirits and with his family around him” on (...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager but his coaches remain at the club. Photo: Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Say this for Manchester United – they committed to the bit. The comedy value for outsiders looking in wasn’t just in the fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjae(...)

  Succession:  Georgia Pritchett says the the fun and challenge of writing for this series was digging deep into the characters and trying to find compassion and understanding for the way they behave.

You may not be familiar with Georgia Pritchett, but you’re certainly familiar with her work. As a comedy writer, she has written for television shows (...)

Richard Osman: ‘I am obsessed with class. Class is everything and we don’t talk about it nearly enough’

Richard Osman has been on our telly for only a little over a decade. Originally a producer, he decided to sit in on a demonstration when pitching a qu(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey and President Mary Robinson greeted by Lieutenant General James Parker, Chief of Staff, on arrival outside the GPO in 1991. Photograph: Jack McManus

The release of British Government files from the UK National Archives in Kew are often as of much interest to Irish historians as they are to British (...)

Damian Flanagan: “It sometimes seems a shame that people zone themselves out of a certain standard of living simply because they have been mentally inculcated with more modest ambitions in life.”

If you are in the property business, generally speaking it makes sense to adopt an emotionally neutral position towards the properties you are offerin(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

Image of celebrities that have died in 2016. Photograph: Chris Barker/Twitter

An image created by an artist as a tribute to the high number of celebrities that have died in 2016 has gone viral on social media. British graphic d(...)

Mark Rylance with his award for Best Actor at the Baftas in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

BBC Two’s period drama Wolf Hall was one of the big winners at this year’s British Academy Television Awards. The popular series, directed by Peter(...)

Ronnie Corbett: comedian was most cherished for his partnership with Ronnie Barker in the BBC sketch show The Two Ronnies. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Friends and fans of Ronnie Corbett, the diminutive titan of British comedy, have said “goodnight” to the star for the last time after his death at the(...)

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