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Each week, multi-award winning comedian, RUSSELL HOWARD offers up an energetic look at global goings-on and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news, from over 60 International news channels, 140 newspapers from around the world and over a thousand new clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone left unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories that have been dominating the media in the past seven days.

As well as his trademark mix of topical stand-up and sketches, not to mention the inspirational and thought-provoking story to close the show on a feel-good note, Russell also chats to a high-profile person involved in the news that week.

Russell Howard’s Good News successfully moved over to BBC Two after eight hugely popular series on BBC Three. Since the show debuted in 2009, cumulative ratings grew from 1.7 million to over 5 million a week, including BBC iPlayer, on which Russell Howard’s Good News is regularly the most watched show across all BBC channels.

A huge presence online, RUSSELL has over three million fans on Facebook and a million followers on Twitter. Russell Howard’s Good News regularly trends globally on twitter after each episode. Videos from the show regularly go viral with one clip from the last series getting over 10 million views.

Now sold to broadcasters in Australia, New Zealand and Denmark.

“Howard is energetic, uncynical and most importantly, very funny.” David Hayles, The Times

“A perfect anecdote to all the gloom and doom in the news” TV Times

An Avalon TV production for BBC Two/BBC Three
Episodes available: 95 x 30’ or 75 x 45′, plus 5 x 60′