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The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan | The Graham Norton Show | PhoneShop | Invaders – Giant Swamp Rats | In Treatment | Once Upon a Time in New York

The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan

8.30pm, BBC1

On 23 April, following a short illness, comedy writer John Sullivan died, aged 64. As this tribute will presumably explore (there was minimal information available as we went to press) he left behind an extraordinary body of work, including Citizen Smith and Just Good Friends. Most famously of all, he created Only Fools and Horses, a show that paradoxically it's rather too easy to take for granted because of its success. Better to remember that sitcoms don't become as much a part of the national consciousness as the adventures of Del and Rodney without tapping into some deeper truth. Jonathan Wright

The Graham Norton Show

10.35pm, BBC1

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