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The BBC has commissioned a full series of Johnny Vegas comedy Home From Home. It becomes the fourth pilot from this summer’s Landmark Sitcom season to be picked up for a full run, following the revived Porridge; Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan’s Motherland and Tim Renkow’s A Brief History Of Tim. All the cast of Home From Home's pilot are expected to return for the series, which will go into production next year for a broadcast slot on BBC One.

Peter Vaughan, who played Grouty in Porridge, has died at the age of 93.

Des Bishop is to appear on Ireland's version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Plebs, People Just Do Nothing and Fleabag have been named as the best-written TV sitcoms of the year.

Romesh Ranganathan has been named the hardest-working comedian of the year.

The writing teams behind shows such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Veep and Inside Amy Schumer – and even Ricky Gervais’s insult-laden Golden Globes monologue – are up for awards in the US.

The Comedy Loft chain of venues are to change hands again.

One of Tommy Cooper's fezzes is to go on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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