Cradle To Grave. Image shows from L to R: Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay), Sharon Baker (Alice Sykes), Danny Baker (Laurie Kynaston), Michael Baker (Frankie Wilson), Bet Baker (Lucy Speed). Image credit: ITV Studios.

Cradle To Grave

This new comedy drama starring Peter Kay starts tonight. It's based on the childhood stories of Danny Baker, with Kay playing Danny's dad, Spud. Yes, that really is Bolton's finest Peter Kay putting on a London accent. For more detail, including an article from co-writer Jeff Pope, see our guide. BBC Two, 9pm. Guide

Also today: Boy Meets Girl (see main feature, below right); and the start of Sky Arts slapstick comedy season, which launches with Ruby Robinson, a show written by Man Down star Mike Wozniak. There's also more from ITV2's Safeword. Schedule

Ruby Robinson

Ruby Robinson

Kim Cattrall stars in this one-off quirky comedy about a woman who lives with acrobats. Sky Arts, 9pm. Guide

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Details

In The Red

In The Red

A whole host of comedy stars appear in this 1998 TV special revolving around murder. It's out on DVD soon. Shop

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl starts on TV tonight (BBC2, 9:30pm). Lead actors Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in our interviews here: Read

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Royal Albert Hall gigs

The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs. We've got some tickets to give away: Details

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