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John Leguizamo (right) in the role of Del made famous by Sir David Jason (left).

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After a second pilot ABC decides not to commission the show

The Thick of It stars share top honours with Hunderby

The BBC political satire The Thick Of It has marked a year which saw "omnishambles" recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary by taking two prizes at the British Comedy Awards.

Way To Go: Assisted suicide gets comedy treatment

Helping the terminally ill to die becomes a 'life line' for twentysomething mates in this new BBC comedy

Oh, it's not occurring, alright? Ruth Jones stamps out rumours of US Gavin and Stacey

Co-creator of hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey has gone on record to say that an American version of the show is unlikely to happen.

Jacintha Saldanha, Kate Middleton, and how prank calls show comedy can be used for both good and ill

From Hogarth to Chris Morris, there is a long tradition in Britain of setting out to make people look foolish. Within that tradition, prank calls are the new lowest form of wit

Say no to sexism: why funny women on stage, on television and online are the new feminist fightback

The late Christopher Hitchens may have thought that women aren't funny - but if he were alive he'd see the evidence disproving his theory multiplying by the day

What To Expect When You're Expecting has second child via surrogate

American actress Elizabeth Banks has something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving - she and her husband have welcomed their second child.

A modern Mrs Robinson with a passion for laughs

Sarah Alexander is happy to play the older woman, she tells Gerard Gilbert

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Plymouth-based Olympic medalist Tom Daley is diving into primetime TV with a new show.

The Rochdale Cowboy bows out with guns blazing

The sacking of BBC folk radio DJ Mike Harding is a sad end for one of broadcasting's most tireless characters

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I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to explain why Getting On is so good. If you don't like it – and the mere existence of comedies such as Not Going Out and Me and Mrs Jones suggests there must be people who prefer their sitcoms less subtle – then it's hard to know where to start exactly.

Mayall and Edmondson abandon 'Bottom' revival

A revival of the cult TV comedy Bottom by its creators, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, has been axed.

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