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

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ABC has greenlit the new US remake of the BBC's Only Fools and Horses, which stars John Leguizamo, known for his role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, in the role of Del made famous by Sir David Jason.

DVD/Blu-ray: Grandma's House: Series 2 (15)

"Do you need more acting lessons?" Rebecca Front's fame-hungry mum asks her struggling son (Simon Amstell).

Sir David Attenborough on TV Bafta shortlist

Sir David Attenborough is to take on Keith Lemon and Sherlock for a TV Bafta.

Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith star in 'Horrible Histories' on CBBC

Horrible Histories: CBBC meets Royston Vasey

At their most grotesque, they possessed imagination dark enough to spew forth the village of Royston Vasey – a place populated by pen-obsessed sadists, an incestuous "local" couple and a magical man who swanned around in black-face, abducting innocent women from their homes. Now, after 10 years, the League of Gentlemen are back ... on a children's TV show.

Sport Relief raises record £50m

The Sport Relief fundraising extravaganza has raised a record on-the-night total of £50 million.

BBC comic performer Charlie Higson

Fast Show star Charlie Higson considers setting up an online comedy channel

One of the stars behind The Fast Show is considering setting up an online comedy channel following the success of the show’s internet comeback last year.

Kelly: A dapper style quite at odds with the roles he played

David Kelly: Irish actor who played the feckless O'Reilly in 'Fawlty Towers'

To British television viewers, David Kelly was the stereotypical Irishman, guaranteed perpetuity through his appearance as O'Reilly, the inept contractor hired by Basil in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". After botching a job inside the hotel, he is seen taking issue with Basil's disgruntled wife. "I like a woman with spirit," he unwisely says, before Sybil batters him with an umbrella. "I've been 52 to 53 years on stage and yet Fawlty Towers, those full nine minutes, make me recognised anywhere in the world," he once said.

The Saturday Quiz

1. Which high-street chain has a logo based on a 16th-century Norse woodcut?

DVD: Red State, For Retail & Rental (Entertainment One)

A welcome change of pace for Kevin Smith, Red State is an exhilarating, 1970s-style thrill ride with the brisk pacing and white-knuckle action sequences you'd never expect of him.

Katy Perry leads People's choice winners

Katy Perry has won the most People's Choice Awards at the 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza, but viewers would not have known it from watching the ceremony.

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Madonna reveals the 'sign' that kept her filming

Madonna almost abandoned plans for her film about King Edward VIII's affair with Wallis Simpson, but changed her mind after being given "a sign" on a removal van.

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Last night's viewing - The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, BBC2; Cutting Edge: King of Christmas Lights, Channel 4

It was only a matter of time. A Charles Dickens comedy-adventure mash-up had to happen, and what better timing than now, in the warm-up to our annual pre-prandial sit-down to A Christmas Carol? I'm only surprised that zombies didn't feature. As it turned out, zombies weren't required. The first of the four-part series, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, wove together characters and plotlines from Bleak House, Great Expectations and The Old Curiosity Shop, along with a star cast and a sparkling script to make for an entertaining spoof.

Win one of five copies of the classic Tony Hancock Collection on DVD

We're comedy connoisseurs here at The Independent - and we love to share - so we've decided to give away five copies of the Tony Hancock Collection on DVD.

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