The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure. Spike Milligan. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Interviews

Spike Milligan is the subject of the final episode of this series which uses footage from chat shows to re-look at the story behind some of British comedy's greatest people. Star of The Goon Show and other surreal programmes, Milligan's comedy style was very distinctive. Sadly some of his genius probably came from the severe bipolar disorder he suffered from, and the ten or more serious mental breakdowns he endured. Gold, 9pm. Guide

Also: Chabuddy G prints some t-shirts in People Just Do Nothing. Repeats include Bad Education and QI. Schedule

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

There's a shortage of stuff to smoke in this week's episode of the pirate radio comedy. BBC3, 10pm. Interview

Stage Of No Importance

Stage Of No Importance

The story of how the dinosaurs came to be, and then came not to be, is told in this short online series: Watch

Taskmaster

Taskmaster

Missed this new show? It's repeated. Dave, 10:20pm. Saw it? See who they think is going to win: Interviews

Edinburgh Fringe

Our guide to the Edinburgh Fringe is packed with stuff. Over 1,500 detailed listings, plus lots of features to read: Website

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The John Dredge Show

A Dalek on Mastermind? Anything is possible in John Dredge's sketch show podcast. A new episode is here: Listen

Latest Comedy News

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Christopher Lloyd joins Crackanory Series 3

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Robert Lindsay to star in antiques shop sitcom Bull

Robert Lindsay to star in antiques shop sitcom Bull

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop.

Henry Winkler to return in third series of Hank Zipzer

Henry Winkler to return in third series of Hank Zipzer

Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of his comedy drama, Hank Zipzer.

External Press Reviews & Features

Pride of Britain

Pride of Britain

Comedy sketch. Nicholas fixes Broken Britain by handing out some Pride of Britain awards. We love him. Watch

The Noise Next Door: X-Men

The Noise Next Door: X-Men

Comedy group The Noise Next Door portray 32 different X-Men mutants in their music video. Watch

Jayde Adams stand-up

Jayde Adams stand-up

A bold, funny stand-up set from Jayde Adams. She won the Funny Women Awards 2014 with this routine. Watch