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HARRY HILL IN PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS BBC1, 5.20pm Harry Hill is back as the absent-minded professor with the multiple spectacles, who believes his money troubles are over when Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a substantial sum to fund local inventing. However, local councillor Harold Haggerstone insists on holding a competition to decide who gets the money. Co-starring Steve Pemberton.

WALLIAMS AND FRIEND BBC1, 10.05pm After branching out into acting, children's books and judging Britain's Got Talent, David Walliams is returning to his first love - comedy. This 40-minute spectacular, co-written by Andrew and Steve Dawson and Tim Inman, is effectively a pilot for a new sketch series. Joanna Lumley also stars.

PETER KAY: 20 YEARS OF FUNNY BBC1, 9.05pm It is nearly 20 years since Peter Kay (pictured) was named North West Comedian of the Year 1996, beating the likes of Johnny Vegas to the title at a show hosted by Dave Spikey. This programme looks back at the comedian's life from his childhood growing up in Bolton, to the places and people who have influenced him.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 24, 2015
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