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

After a second pilot ABC decides not to commission the show

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.

Gavin and Stacey is heading to America - but it's a long way from Essex to New Jersey

US studios assume a lack of open-mindedness on the part of their audiences by constantly "adapting" hit foreign shows.

Page with Mathew Horne in 'Gavin & Stacey'

Gavin and Stacey set for US remake

Will it be 'lush' or leave audiences angrily demanding: 'Oy, what’s occurring?'

Off the wall: Joanna Page

Joanna Page: Back on a winning streak

New drama The Syndicate sees Joanna Page in her first starring role since Gavin & Stacey.

UK museums warned over dealings with Saudi regime

Former V&A chief says contracts should be reviewed in the wake of Middle East instability

The Business On... Jeremy Darroch, chief executive, BSkyB

The man waiting for the Murdochs to swoop?

James Corden: The History Boy who grew up

James Corden has come a long way since the play that made his name. Now back at the National Theatre, the Gavin & Stacey star talks fame, flops and fatherhood with Alice Jones

Hattie, BBC4, Wednesday<br/>Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Channel 4, Tuesday

A terrific biopic of the 'Carry On' actress blows the cobwebs off the Sixties

TV&rsquo;s funniest woman: Ruth Jones on life after Gavin &amp; Stacey

The writer and star of Gavin &amp; Stacey is adding Hattie Jacques to her list of acclaimed creations. Gerard Gilbert meets the late-blooming comedian

Gavin and Stacey star James Corden engaged

Gavin and Stacey star James Corden has got engaged to his pregnant girlfriend.

Alison Steadman: I want to do another Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

The comic actress shares her Christmas plans but keeps tight-lipped about her New Year's resolutions. Interview by Matilda Battersby

James Corden and girlfriend expecting first child

Television funnyman James Corden and his girlfriend Julia Carey are "both very happy" after he announced they are expecting their first child.

DVD: The Complete Gavin & Stacey, For retail, (2 Entertain)

With its gently absurd humour and reassuringly unglamorous characters, James Corden and Ruth Jones's Essex meets Wales sitcom (released here with last year's Christmas special) is starting to feel like a Last of the Summer Wine for the Noughties.

TV's curse of the Christmas special

It's an accolade bestowed only on the best-loved shows. So why are the results often like a cracker without its bang? By Gerard Gilbert

Cast Offs, Channel 4<br/>Gavin and Stacey, BBC1

When characters mock each other's disabilities, we're not sure if it's OK to chuckle. No such worries on Barry Island
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?