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Gold is celebrating the first ladies of comedy over the whole of this bank holiday weekend, including Wendy Craig in Butterflies (the first ever episode is screening today at 7.50am), Victoria Wood in dinnerladies, Penelope Keith in To the Manor Born and Patricia Routledge in Keeping Up Appearances.

You can also revisit classic sketches from Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders – including their homage to The Silence of the Lambs (Sunday, 10.20pm) – and enjoy some splendid stand-up courtesy of Sarah Millican in Live at the Apollo (Monday, 10.00pm).

All this and Absolutely Fabulous, Miranda and more!