Amazon's LoveFilm service has caught up with rival Netflix in the TV comedy area, thanks to a deal to add stacks of classic Channel 4 comedies to its on-demand listings.

The new old material now appears in a separate 4oD branded area of the LoveFilm Instant site, letting users download stuff without bothering the ad-packed nightmare that is the 4oD site itself. The likes of Father Ted, Peep Show and high-brow fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Inbetweeners are now available to all Lovefilm subscribers, with more retro favourites promised. [Channel 4 via Techradar]