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Comedy series Code 404 coming to Sky One

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Set in the near future, the six-part series follows top crime fighting duo John Major (Daniel Mays) and Roy Carver (Stephen Graham) as they carry out undercover stings.

When one fatal operation goes wrong, John Major is shot dead and then brought back to life in an artificial intelligence project, losing his valued crime-fighting instincts in the process.

Code 404 is written by Danny Peak (Not Going Out) and produced by Water & Power Productions and Kudos.

David Schwimmer to lead new Sky comedy Intelligence

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Set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, David Schwimmer will play a power-hungry NSA agent who teams up with an incompetent computer analyst (Nick Mohammed).

The pair, along with a newly formed team, will deal with the daily hassles of working in an office, handling bothersome colleagues and trying to tackle cybercrime.

The six-part series is based in Cheltenham and is co-produced by Expectation and Dark Harbor Stories.

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to present new series of Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris (Credit: BBC)

Following the departures of host Matt LeBlanc and co-presenter Rory Reid after the next series, McGuinness and Flintoff will join Chris Harris in a new all-British line-up of Top Gear.

Sabine Schmitz will remain in the Top Gear family with Reid continuing to host Top Gear spin-off Extra Gear on BBC Two.

The announcement took place near the River Thames in London as a photocall, as the new line-up was joined by the real stars of the show: a blue Porsche 911 GT2RS and a red Aston Martin DSB Superleggera.

Sky announces new parenting comedy Breeders with Martin Freeman

Created by Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell, comedian Chris Addison and Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Breeders will explore the complex feelings of parenting and the paradox of the love and hatred parents feel towards their children.

Co-creator Freeman (Sherlock) will also star in the sitcom as a doting father who discovers he is not the man he thought he was.

Mel and Sue star in new Sky One comedy Hitmen

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (Credit: UKTV/Love Productions/BBC Worldwide)

Produced by Tiger Aspect, Hitmen (working title) will be a six-part original comedy that tells the story of contract killers Jamie (Mel Giedroyc) and Fran (Sue Perkins). The duo are not your average assassins, however, nor the most professional, as the pair botch up assassinations and work from a scruffy van. Their incompetence sees the pair thrown into ridiculous adventures, testing their friendship along the way.

Who's taking part in this series of A League of Their Own?

James Corden, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp will return for the 13th series of the sports-based game show alongside new addition Romesh Ranganathan, who will replace comedian Jack Whitehall as a regular panellist.

A League of Their Own has been a lot of fun, is something I’m contractually obliged to say despite the physical challenges, which I would describe as some of the toughest experiences I have ever been through," joked Romesh Ranganathan.