Gold has commissioned a new one-off special, French and Saunders: Funny Women.
The iconic duo will pair up once again to film on the set of their classic sketch show to talk about the wealth of female contributions to the comedy landscape across history and across the globe.
They will discuss the women who were the very first trailblazers in the industry, to those who inspired a young French and Saunders and today’s generation of comedy stars.
The special will be a fun and eye-opening celebration of the many women in comedy past and present.
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders said: “Are women funny...? This is the thorny age-old question we have been chewing over since both of us were two years old and to date we still have no definitive answer.
“So in this programme we explore fifty thousand or so irrefutable examples to see if we can draw any blatantly predetermined conclusions…”
French and Saunders: Funny Women is produced by Double Yellow Television and will air on Gold later this year.