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Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced their engagement – on television. A title displayed at the end of the first episode of Jon Richardson Grows Up, broadcast last night on Channel 4, confirmed the news, after the comic had suggested he would pop the question. The show follows Richardson and his friend, fellow stand-up Matt Forde, travelling around the UK in a camper van interviewing people about what it means to be grown up.

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.

• ‘I know my way around a set of hair straighteners.

BBC One is to air the pilot episode of Lenny Henry's sitcom Rudy's Rare Records next year.

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