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Issue No. 1986

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

The IT crowd
Channel 4
Starts 9pm, Friday 3 February, repeated 11pm Saturdays

No preview tapes were available for the IT Crowd, but with Graham Linehan, who co-wrote Father Ted at the helm, this has to be worth a look.

The set-up revolves around two socially inept IT workers and their computer illiterate boss and is sure to be a terabyte of laughs.

The Romans in Britain
Directed by Sam West
The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
2 - 25 February
Phone 0114 249 6000

This is the first revival of the 1980 play made infamous by a prosecution by Mary Whitehouse under the Sexual Offences Act of 1956 because of a male rape scene.

But Howard Brenton’s sweeping, epic play was always about a lot more than sex. It dramatises the violent clashes of of survival in times of invasion.

This is Sam West’s opening season as artistic director at the Crucible, and it is filled with plays dealing with the world around us.

Kelly Hilditch

3 Minute Wonder, Squat Street
7.55pm Channel 4 Monday 6 - Thursday 9 February

The short space after the news on Channel 4 is given over this week to films looking at the last days of London’s oldest squatted street. Since the 1970s St Agnes Place has been home to a diverse community. Each film looks at the life of one of the street’s residents.They range from Wolde Yohannes – who played football with Bob Marley in the street – to Fred Finke who barricaded himself into his house as the riot police turned up.

Adele Smith

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Sat 4 Feb 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1986
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