Bad News: Good News Returns


Russell Howard’s Good News returns for a brand new series on Thursday 25th April. The show is BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series and it was also recently voted the ‘Best Ever BBC Three Show’ by Digital Spy users, taking the top spot ahead of Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain and Being Human.

Billed as an insightful look at global goings-on with Howard’s “unique” angle on the news each week, it features a warning before each episode that it “may contain adult humour.” It doesn’t.

According to the show’s PR, Good News is sourced from over 60 international news channels and 140 newspapers from around the world: “[Russell] and his Good News team will leave no stone left unturned in their pursuit of the strange and sublime stories that have been dominating the media over the past seven days.”

It’s news for people who don’t watch the news. It’s laughter for people who aren’t yet computer literate enough to get their pop culture jokes from Sickipedia and still find jokes about John Prescott’s weight on Have I Got News For You funny.

Viewers at home can shape the show’s agenda by submitting news stories online via Twitter @bbcgoodnews. OnTheBox recommends submitting as many Onion , Daily Mash, News Thump etc links as possible.

Just maybe we could make this happen.