Comic actor Chris Langham - who faces 15 allegations of making indecent photographs of a child - has had his hearing adjourned by magistrates.
Chris Langham stars in BBC TV series The Thick of It
The 57-year-old star of BBC series The Thick of It, originally arrested by Kent Police last December and charged last week, was released on bail.
Mr Langham, of Cranbrook, Kent, appeared before Sevenoaks magistrates on Wednesday.
The case was adjourned to 28 June for police to complete forensic reports.
Mr Langham has often appeared on BBC television shows, including his spoof documentary series, People Like Us, which transferred to the small screen from BBC Radio 4.
He has previously been honoured at the British Comedy Awards and the Sony Radio Awards, and by the Writers' Guild of America for co-writing The Muppet Show from 1977 to 1980.
Mr Langham has also written for Not The Nine O'Clock News, Murder Most Horrid and Spike Milligan's Q series.