Don’t miss Joan Collin’s internationally acclaimed one woman show at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 12th and 13th September. ‘One Night With Joan‘ will see her share more stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing actresses.
John Burton Race and a mélange of TV chefs, restaurant critics, food producers and wine connoisseurs take part in the unorthodox quiz on ‘Pointless Celebrities‘ on Saturday evening on BBC1 at 5.30pm. Sadly for the celebrity contestants, only one of the rounds directly relates to the subject of food and drink!
BBC2 has commissioned Britain’s first transgender sitcom, co-written by the brilliant Simon Carlyle and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions. ‘Boy Meets Girl’ centres on a down on his luck Mancunian who meets a “surprising and beguiling woman” after being stood up on a blind date. Set in Manchester, the comedy was piloted at the Salford Sitcom Showcase in March and is the fruits of last year’s Trans Comedy Award - a BBC Writersroom and Trans Comedy hunt for scripts featuring transgender characters and themes.
Another chance to catch ‘Dave Allen: The Immaculate Selection‘ on Monday at 10pm on BBC2. A compilation of the finest, funniest and most irreverent routines by the Irish comedy writer and performer, known for his combination of laid-back storytelling and anger at social and political hypocrisy. The programme features a selection of BBC archive material originally recorded between 1971 and 1986.