Starring the amazing Susan Calman and co-written by the brilliant Steven Dick, BBC One Scotland brings you a brand new two part comedy series, “Don’t Drop the Baton”. As part of the BBC’s Commonwealth Games coverage, there will be a mixture of topical stand-up and sketches relating to all things Glasgow 2014. Catch up on Episode 1 now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04b6xpx/dont-drop-the-baton-episode-1#.
Catch Annabel Giles every day this week on “The Wright Stuff” at 9.15am on Channel 5. Together with Matthew Wright and other guests, Annabel will be discussing the the issues of the day, with viewers calling in to offer their opinions.
Tony Blackburn is being honoured by BBC Local Radio in a very special way this week. On Friday night at 7pm across all 39 BBC Local stations, Tony will broadcast some of his favourite tracks from his 50 years on air, and feature exclusive tracks from a live concert he is hosting tonight. Featuring performances from Smokey Robinson, Beverley Knight, Jaki Graham (amongst others) and appearances from some of Tony’s colleagues, the show is a lovely touch from the BBC – whom Tony has been proud to work with for 47 years. To find out more information, please click here
Jo Brand opens up about her career in comedy on “Mark Lawson Talks To . . . ” on Sunday 20th July at 10.30pm on BBC4. Mark chats to the Jo about her life and career in the entertainment industry, in which she has been a performer for nearly 30 years, having turned her back on her previous job as a psychiatric nurse. Jo reveals the scale of the backlash she received when she first broke into the male-dominated alternative comedy circuit in the 1980s, and talks about her experiences as a TV personality.