Comedy broadcaster Gold has commissioned a Jo Brand-fronted chat show from STV Productions which will explore the nation’s comedy icons.

The UKTV network has ordered the 5 x 30 minute series, Jo Brand’s Great Wall of Comedy, from STV.

The series will see Brand sit alongside The Thick Of It actress Rebecca Front and The Morecambe and Wise Show comedian Barry Cryer as they uncover stories and secrets behind the nation’s greatest comedy treasures. Each week, the trio will be joined by a sitcom star to reveal a little more about their shows and peers.

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It is the Getting On star’s latest project with the broadcaster after free-to-air channel Dave commissioned Jo Brand’s Big Splash from What Larks! and Dog House Media to air in September 2011.

The series has been commissioned by UKTV commissioning editor Sarah Fraser and Gold general manager Steve North. It will be exec produced by Gary Chippington and Jo Bunting will series produce for STV.

“STV have developed a great format and an original way of delving into the sitcom archive that forms the backbone of Gold. Between them, Jo, Barry and Rebecca have worked with the cream of British comedy talent. Our audiences will lap up the unusual clips, sitcom facts and anecdotes,” said Fraser.

The show will air on Gold alongside comedy series including The Comic Strip: Five Go To Rehab and the remake of Yes, Prime Minister.