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2010-11-17 05:58:00

LONDON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 2entertain has announced the release of Outnumbered series three on DVD. Fresh from its success at the 2009 British Comedy Awards, including the top prize of Best Comedy, the semi-improvised family based sitcom Outnumbered returns for a third series. Written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkins (creators of 'Drop the Dead Donkey') this critically acclaimed comedy puts three young children at the very centre of the story - and allows them to improvise....

2009-03-14 13:07:43

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says $80,685,000 raised by Comic Relief is indicative of his country's generosity. Brown said with nearly $28 million more in donations expected, this year's Comic Relief easily set a record for the fundraising effort that began in 1985, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. That figure is testament both to their hard work and also to the outstanding generosity of the British people, Brown said. This money will make a real difference to children's lives...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By Chris Bond Once these subside, they're usually replaced by an image of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's TV comedy characters, Smashie and Nicey, the naff DJs who never fail to mention their work for "chairidee, mate".This might sound a bit harsh and there have, of course, undoubtedly been some great charity records over the years, perhaps none more so than Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? Not only did this sell more than 3.5mn copies in the UK alone, it transformed Bob Geldof...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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