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.

A spoof melodramatic soap created by Peep Show writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong is set to have a new lease of life in the States.

A sharp-eared Red Dwarf fan has uncovered lyrics that have been hidden in the show’s instrumental theme tune for more than 25 years.

The comedy week ahead.

There can be only one candidate for our 'on demand' pick this week, as Black Mirror is back, and this time on Netflix.

Tributes have been paid to American comedian Kevin Meaney, who has died at the age of 60.

• 'I don't know many hilarious comics languishing in anonymity.

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.

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