Dawn French’s sitcom Roger and Val Have Just Got In is back for a new run. Once again we join the couple for the half-hour after they return home, she from her teaching job, he from his work as a botanist.
Since the last series Roger (Alfred Molina) is facing a sexual harassment charge at work and Val is aspiring to make Deputy Head at her school. But a bizarre revelation is set to change everything in their safe, domestic world.
Roger and Val Have Just Got In Wednesday 8 February 2012, 10pm-10.30pm
French and Saunders are back on Radio 2 for more shows over Christmas. Expect a mix of chat, jokes, music and guests, F&S-style. Here’s the show roster:
If you can’t catch the shows live, listen again on BBC iPlayer (see all).
This Christmas and New Year sees the return of Absolutely Fabulous, with two new episodes. Jennifer Saunders (Edina Monsoon) filmed with the rest of the original cast in August to mark the show’s 20th anniversary.
Julia Sawlha (Saffy Monsoon), Joanna Lumley (Patsy), June Whitfield (Mother) and Jane Horrocks (Bubble) all return to the show, which is centered on the world of PR.
The audacious antics of Edina and Patsy epitomised Nineties excess and continued on and off till 2004. This Christmas’s two episodes will be shown on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with a third show for 2012 to coincide with the London Olympics.
Episode one, entitled ‘Identity’, sees a homecoming in the Monsoon household with a not-necessarily-welcome best friend in tow.
Absolutely Fabulous Christmas Day 10.00pm and New Year’s Day 9.40pm, BBC One
French and Saunders are back for another Bank Holiday special on BBC Radio 2. This time they are joined by actress of Acorn Antiques and Calendar Girls fame Celia Imrie, plus comedy double act Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon) and Katy Wix (Not Going Out).
Set the dial for BBC Radio 2, Monday 30th May 2011, 12pm
UPDATE! They’re back for an additional show this August Bank Holiday:
They’ll be back on Radio 2 at Christmas.
The confounding collection of characters is back in Psychoville. The survivors of the explosion at Ravenhill Psychiatric Hospital reunite to bury one of their number, but they remain under surveillance by the mysterious Grace Andrews.
Dawn French returns as the nurse with a special baby, Joy Aston.
Psychoville 2 starts Thursday 5 May 2011, 10pm, BBC Two (see all)
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