We've seen a lot of Matt Lucas on stage and screen over the past few years, but now he's announced that he's making his return to the tellybox with his very first solo authored comedy series. It's set to be a rather, errr, interesting one, because there won't be any jokes involved. In fact, there will be no dialogue at all.
Six part series Pompidou is going to be a visual and physical comedy, so don't expect to see any old Little Britain or Come Fly With Me characters dropping in. Instead, we'll be introduced to Pompidou, a character Lucas describes as "an elderly aristocratic English oddball who has fallen on hard times but who remains upbeat and resourceful".
"I'm delighted to be back at the BBC with another show full of new characters... I've always been a huge fan of the visual comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and of course, our very own Mr Bean," he said. We'll be waiting a while to see the show though, because it won't hit our screens until 2014.
Speaking of new comedies though, Peter Kay's developing one for the BBC iPlayer. Car Share is his first BBC sitcom, and it'll be one of the first shows to debut on the broadcaster's On Demand service before hitting TV screens.
The series will see Kay playing a supermarket worker who has to get a lift to work with a colleague as part of a company car-share scheme. There's still no word on who that colleague will be, but Kay's confident that the scenario makes for a fair few laughs."To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity" he said. "And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spira;ling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory."
If you're a big fan of Mr Kay then keep your eyes peeled, because he's working on a brand new comedy spoof for Channel 4 by the name of Malachy's Millions. And if you're rather fond of Matt Lucas too, then enjoy this here video of the pair of 'em teaming up to cover The Proclaimers' '500 Miles' for Comic Relief back in 2007.