Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon are to voice Danger Mouse and Penfold when the children’s animation returns next year. The duo will replace Sir David Jason and the late Terry Scott respectively when the ‘reimagined’ show returns after a 23-year absence. Armstrong said he was a ‘lifelong fan of Danger Mouse’ adding: ‘To be actually involved with the reboot and to be taking DM out to a whole new generation is about as close to a dream job as you could wish for.

Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced their engagement – on television.

Local BBC radio stations across the UK are to broadcast an evening of black comedy.

W1A, the BBC comedy about its own internal workings, is to return for a second series.

Ricky Gervais is working on a special episode of Derek to bring the show to a close.

The comedy week ahead.

JAMES CORDEN won't be giving up A League of Their Own when he takes up his new job as a US talk-show host.

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