Hand-written jokes meticulously archived by comic legend Tommy Cooper have been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Rowan Atkinson slipped back into character for the 25th anniversary of Mr Bean and took his mini for a spin outside Buckingham Palace.
Hundreds of fans of the cult comic character Frank Sidebottom have taken to the streets of Timperley, Greater Manchester, this morning for the unveiling of his bronze statue.
The unique tribute was created after a fundraising drive by the family of the character's creator Chris Sievey, who died from cancer in 2010.
Temporarily contained within Sidebottom's beloved shed, the statue was revealed at precisely 11.37am - a time of the day popularly referenced by the character in his act.
For extended coverage of the unveiling, visit ITV Granada
The Thick Of It's creator Armando Iannucci has slammed the 'buffoons' who remade his political satire in the US.