Jam and Jerusalem a hit, Blunder flops
It received mixed reviews, but the new Jennifer Saunders/Dawn French vehicle, Jam and Jerusalem, pulled in 6.7 million viewers on Friday evening despite going head to head with ITV1's "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!" (which attracted 7.6 million viewers). The cast of the BBC1 sitcom, which takes an affectionate look at village life, also includes Pauline McLynn, Joanna Lumley and Sally Phillips.
Also on Friday evening, Channel 4’s new ensemble sketch show, Blunder, tanked with just 513,000 viewers.
Scottish comedian Susan Calman has been given her own Radio 4 sitcom, whilst producers Hat Trick also confirm a new radio show for Robert Newman.
Actor Kenny Ireland, best known for his 1980s association with Victoria Wood and latterly as Benidorm's Donald, has died.
Internet star Dapper Laughs is to front a new TV format. ITV2 has ordered comedy/reality show Dapper Laughs On The Pull.
Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC TV series linked to Comic Relief.
Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to the BBC.
A group of comedians including Al Murray and Andi Osho will take over an entire advert break during ITV's soap opera Emmerdale.