A recently unearthed archive of Monty Python material has been released to celebrate 50 years of the comedy troupe.
Sketch show Famalam will return for a third series and a one-off Christmas special.
A venture to develop a British Comedy Foundation – to endorse the genre and find the next Fleabag or Monty Python – is being launched by the BBC’s comedy controller Shane Allen.
Maxine Peake and Jenna Coleman have joined the star cast for a new series of Inside No 9.
Broadcaster and writer Libby Purves has accused the BBC’s Comedy Controller of “virtue-signalling” after he suggested the Monty Python team would struggle to get on TV today because they were “six Oxbridge white blokes”.