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Come Out Ye Black and Tans: the rabble-rouser was sung by The Wolfe Tones. Photograph: Terry Thorp

It has been swirling around the head for nearly a week. After decades of never hearing Come Out Ye Black and Tans, I’m going around humming it to myse(...)

Last night’s episode of the spoof magazine show featured Steve Coogan playing an Irish farmer named Martin Brennan. Screenshot: BBC

Once upon a time, the idea of hearing Come Out, Ye Black and Tans on primetime BBC One was unthinkable. However, that is precisely what came to pass o(...)

 Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge: Dozens of presenters on commercial local radio stations  are to lose their jobs, with hundreds more at risk. Photograph: Andy Seymour/BBC/PA

Like most British television comedy, This Time with Alan Partridge is anything but funny, it is a weary half-hour of obvious, laboured and inevit(...)

Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge with  co-host Jennie played by Susannah Fielding on This Time with Alan Partridge. Photograph: BBC/Baby Cow/Colin Hutton

When he punched the chief commissioning editor of the BBC live on air during a 1995 Christmas special, with his fist stuck inside a turkey like a raw (...)

Alan Partridge: clearing the air before presenting This Time. Photograph: Andy Seymour/BBC

Alan Partridge returns to the BBC tonight after more than two decades away – and he has emailed his 20,000 colleagues at the broadcaster to tell them (...)

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly in Stan & Ollie
In a word ... laughter

Stan Laurel died 54 years ago today, on February 23rd, 1965; he of the incomparable duo, Laurel and Hardy. You may have recently seen the utterly char(...)

‘It’s a bit Das Boot in here, isn’t it?’ Alan Partridge in full flow. Photograph: BBC

Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner co(...)

“It feels right.” This Time with Alan Partridge. Photograph: BBC Studios

Last time Alan Partridge hosted a primetime BBC show, he was sacked live on air for punching his boss in the face with a turkey. Now that the world ha(...)

Stan & Ollie: John C Reilly and Steve Coogan as Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel

There could be no better place for Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to discuss Stan & Ollie, a charming study of Laurel and Hardy in their later yea(...)

This agreeable genuflection to a pair of pop cultural deities begins with a huge tracking shot through a golden-age film set. It is the mid 1930s and,(...)

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