BBC One is to celebrate British sitcoms with a dedicated season next summer.
At an event launching the station's key autumn and winter schedule programmes, channel boss Charlotte Moore revealed initial details of its 'Landmark Sitcom Season'.
Marking 60 years since Hancock's Half Hour transferred from radio to television - on Friday 6th July 1956 - the season of programming promises to "revisit loved classics alongside launching new shows".
Expected to coincide with the inaugural broadcast of Hancock's Half Hour, the season will be launched with a special new episode of current smash-hit comedy Mrs Brown's Boys - broadcast completely live.
The BBC explain: "BBC One will mark our enduring affection for all the great comedy characters we have met over the 60 years by enlisting the biggest names in British comedy writing and performing to revisit loved classics alongside launching new shows in a landmark comedy season."
Further details of the season will be revealed closer to broadcast.