Ghosts becomes a specialist subject on Mastermind : News 2022 – Chortle
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SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW: Zoe Lyons, Judith Jacob, Ken Cheng and Dane Baptiste are the panellists on ITV's Black History Month quiz tonight. ITV, 10.20pm
RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES: Comedians Cally Beaton and Justin Moorhouse take on actors Louis Emerick and Helen George in this week's trivia-based challenges. BBC Two, 6pm
QUESTION TEAM: Bringing their own rounds to Richard Ayoade’s quiz format this week are Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan, Dana Alexander and special guest Adam Kay. Dave, 10pm
MASTERMIND: As official confirmation of its significance as a cultural phenomenon, the sitcom Ghosts becomes a Mastermind specialist subject tonight… BBC Two, 7.30pm
HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: This is the episode recently rediscovered almost 70 years after it aired, via a domestic reel-to-reel audio recording found in car boot sale. The Marriage Bureau is also a notable episode as it features Peter Sellers in his only appearance in the show, filling in for an absent Kenneth Williams. Now it's finally being heard again, for the first time since 1955… BBC Radio 4, 6.30pm
MEL GIEDROYC: UNFORGIVABLE: The comic and her sidekick Lou Sanders this week hear confessional stories from Stephen Mangan, Josh Pugh and Ellie Taylor. Dave, 10pm
THE NORWEGIAN HANCOCK: A second treat for Tony Hancock fans this week, as devotee Paul Merton examines how Galton and Simpson’s scripts for the lad himself were reimagined for the Scandinavian market. Fleksnes Fataliteter, revolving around the misadventures of Marve Fleksnes became Norway’s most successful comedy, starting four years after Hancock died. In 2002 the writers created a new script for Fleksnes – making it effectively the final Hancock script. BBC Radio 4, 11.30am
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: The groundbreaking 1980s comedy and variety show is back for a 90-minute special to mark Channel 4's 40th anniversary. Ben Elton returns to host alongside Harry Enfield, Julian Clary and Jo Brand from his generation and Rosie Jones, Mawaan Rizwan, Jordan Gray, and Sam Campbell from the next. And there's live music courtesy of Mercury Prize nominee Self Esteem. Channel 4, 9pm
INSIDE Amy Schumer: The sketch show is back after a six-year gap, with the first of five new episodes landing today on Paramount+
ACAPULCO: The bilingual Apple TV+ comedy, set in the hottest resort in the Mexican holiday destination, returns for a second series.
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