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    On the Graham Norton Show

    Kathy Burke appeared on the Graham Norton Show yesterday to plug the new show she’s written called Walking and Talking. The show is based on her childhood in London (“my life at the age of 14, 15, waiting to get into the Anna Scher theatre”) and stemmed from a short piece she wrote last year called Little Crackers – a true story about she and her friend Mary met The Clash and got their autographs. The show also features Kathy herself playing an “angry nun” that is based on her father. “It was a very 60s and 70s upbringing, I had a really rough time but I remember everything with…

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    On Have I Got News for You

    Kathy guest hosted Have I Got News for You last night: a rare accolade given to Britain’s finest characters (and occasionally famous idiots). Starring alongside the usual team leader Ian Hislop and Paul Merton was Ken Livingstone – recently beaten in the London Mayoral election – and some funny fella with a good beard. Thanks to the power of the Internet, you can watch the whole episode below (at least until the BBC complains and it’s taken down). Kathy is a terrific host of course and you can expect to see her pop up on other shows soon. HIGNFY S43E06 – Kathy Burke, Ken Livingstone… by bobalmighty

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    French tickler

    Kathy consistently pops up in various pointless newspaper or magazine chart rundowns voted by readers, or, more often than not, desperate features editors. And in a classic piece of manipulation, the Radio Times “commissioned a poll” which showed that Our Kath was the third “funniest woman of all time”, beaten only by Dawn French and Victoria Wood respectively. The reason why it is being pointed out this time is the same reason the poll was “commissioned” in the first place: because Dawn French has a new TV series called Girls Who Do Comedy, on BBC1 on Sundays at 10.15pm, which features Dawn French interviewing various female comedians in an effort to… well, it’s…

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    Happiness is…

    Kathy has a guest appearance in Paul Whitehouse’s comedy Happiness as herself. The comic tale of a man approaching 40 whose wife has recently died, Danny Spencer (Whitehouse) is the voice of a kid’s cartoon bear called Dexter. This is the first episode of the second series and sees Spencer continue his mid-life crisis with an unsuccessful blind date and a visit to a cool London club. Kathy appears playing successful actress Kathy Burke, loved by all, but a stroppy and demanding cow when she turns up in person to lend her voice to a guest-star cartoon character.