Dad’s Army co-creator Jimmy Perry has died at the age of 93. He and producer David Croft were also also responsible for It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord? Dad's Army first aired on July 31, 1968, with a total of 80 episodes appearing over the following nine years – and reruns remain one of the top-rated comedy shows on TV. It was based on his own time in the Home Guard, which he joined as he was too young to join the regular army when World War Two broke out in 1939.

David Walliams, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig are to lend their voices to an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes that will air on BBC One this Christmas.

Guz Khan has joked that he sold cannabis at the same time as being a teacher.

Channel 4 has released a new transgendered comedy series.

Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy is to be screened on BBC Two.

Peter Kay is reviving his Dance For Life fundraisers next year.

Steve Coogan is to appear on Gogglebox.

Amy Schumer was introduced to the stage by an unusual opening act in New York last night – Madonna.

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