The BBC is planning a possible revival of the Generation Game – with Miranda Hart at the helm. The corporation says it is in ‘early talks’ with the comic about bringing back the Saturday-night game show, first hosted by Bruce Forsyth in 1971. Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson subsequently presented the show, which attracted audiences of 20 million at its peak.

Denise Scott has won the Barry Award for the best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

• 'An artist moaning about the critics is like a sailor moaning about the waves.

Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s police-based comedy-drama Babylon is to return for a six-part series.

Tony Gray, one of Britain’s more eccentric and best-known clowns of the Fifties and Sixties, has died at the age of 86.

PEEP SHOW and Fresh Meat co-creator Jesse Armstrong is writing a Hollywood comedy about two hapless guards patrolling the US-Mexico border.

Ross Noble is to make a second series of his Freewheeling show for Dave.

The entire series of Chris Lilley’s new sitcom Jonah From Tonga will be released at once on the BBC iPlayer.

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