The fictional Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan is to play a fictional version of himself in The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeffries, the ITV drama about how the media treated the innocent teacher arrested for the murder of Joanna Yates. Coogan appears in a fictionalised scene when he speaks to the Jeffries as they wait to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about media conduct.
Meanwhile, Coogan’s production company, Baby Cow, have begun filming the second series of its BBC Three comedy, Uncle. The show, which stars Nick Helm, Daisy Haggard, Elliot Speller-Gillott and Sydney Rae White, is due to air in early 2015.
After previously co-hosting shows with Ed Gamble and Angela Barnes, Ray Peacock is back on Fubar Radio with his own three-hour show. Some Nonsense With Ray Peacock – a reference to former presenter Jon Gaunt’s show, No Nonsense With Jon Gaunt – begins on Monday 17 November at 1pm. Don’t worry if you’re at work – it’s repeated at 10pm on Tuesday. Listen for free with the Fubar app.
Frankie Boyle is writing a crime novel about a Valium addict who tries to solve a murder. Speaking to fellow comic Bruce Morton as part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival, Boyle said: “I’d like to finish this novel. I’d like to go ‘I’ve written a novel’ because I think, now that I’m into it, I can do it. I can see how you can do it and make it funnier.”