Les Reed: Delilah songwriter dies aged 83

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Les Reed, (left), pictured in 1961 with Vic Flick and Mike Peters – fellow members of The John Barry Seven Songwriter Les Reed has died at the age of 83, his family has confirmed. He was well known for co-writing Tom Jones hits Delilah and It’s Not Unusual, as […]

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Time is up for ‘same old’ comedy shows

Image copyright Grace Bristo (Amelia)/Publicity handouts Image caption L-R: Amelia Dimoldenberg, Kojo Anim, Yomi Sontan Social media is now the go-to platform to showcase everything we do, and comedians have been quick to use it to promote their work. Whether it’s with pranks, sketches or jokes, making your audience laugh is one of the easiest […]

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GCHQ cracks Frank Sidebottom’s secret codes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frank Sidebottom’s absurd humour made him a fan favourite in the 1980s and 90s Intelligence agency GCHQ has cracked secret codes hidden by the man behind cult comedy character Frank Sidebottom. Chris Sievey drew cryptic symbols in artwork around the borders of some of Frank’s fan newsletters, football programmes […]

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