Comedy duo set to preview new series and test their music knowledge this week

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will be speaking on NME Radio this Friday (April 23) at 4pm (BST).

The pair, who were among the first people ever to appear on the station, return this week to speak to Jon Hillcock about their forthcoming show with Karl Pilkington on Channel 4 at 10.30pm the same day (23).

In their chat, the duo test their music knowledge and talk about their new film Cemetery Junction, their start in radio as well as lifting the lid on Pilkington‘s around the world trip.

To tune in from 4pm on Friday, head to Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB nationwide or NME.COM/radio.

Meanwhile Gervais has announced a series of new London stand-up dates taking place at the Hammersmith HMV Apollo between September 6 and 11.

To check the availability of Ricky Gervais tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.