About The British Comedy Guide
Welcome to The British Comedy Guide (aka BCG / Comedy.co.uk) - a vast reference website devoted to the world of British comedy, both past and present. Created by fans for fans, this site contains hundreds of thousands of pages packed full of information, opinion and detail, plus plenty to entertain: to read, hear and watch.
The ultimate intention of this website is to be a definitive guide to every British film, television and radio comedy to have been produced, plus to have 100% coverage of all the live events happening around the country. We like to dream big! We'll might not make it (many early productions were either never recorded or have been lost, for example), but we'll do our best with everything else.
Here are just a small selection of the things you can find on this website:
We'd like to thank you for visiting The British Comedy Guide. We hope you find our site useful and interesting, and will come back as we continue to add new features.
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The British Comedy Guide started life in 2003 as a small website called The British Sitcom Guide. Back then we consisted of just a few brief amateur pages about Fawlty Towers, Blackadder and a few other sitcoms. In the decade since, and with the help of numerous contributors, it has grown into the beast you see before you now.
Mark founded the website, and still acts as the day-to-day Editor. However, he doesn't work alone. Co-editor Aaron looks after many areas of the site and heads up all archive comedy coverage; and Ian offers invaluable assistance, primarily as curator of our TV & radio schedule.
We also have a team of regular columnists, including Si Hawkins, Anna Lowman and Jay Richardson - plus an extremely generous group of volunteers who have contributed guides to older comedies. If you'd like to get involved, do please find out more about how to contribute
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A look at the impresive Spring & Summer 2013 comedy titles from The British Film DVD collection. Read
Mock The Week will be back in June - and will now be filmed in HD. Here's details on what to expect. Read
Did you used to read the Mr Men books? If so, do you remember the adventures of bad Mr Nazi? Watch
A BBC Comedy sketch. Ever been on a bad date? Ever dated a dog? This committed Christian has... Watch
A video featuring every utterance of the word 'drink' in Father Ted. Try and keep count - it's hard! Watch
Celebrated writing duo Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are to be honoured with a blue plaque unveiling in June. Read
A video of the cast of The Look Of Love, including star Steve Coogan, talking about the new Soho-set film. Watch
Billy Connolly and Ben Miller are amongst the cast for the new film by the writers of Outnumbered. Read
A second series of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls is now being filmed. Find out what is in store here: Read
Unique performance comedian Jessie Cave provides a guide to how to host a book club. Well, sort of. Read
Lee Evans has announced Monsters, a 51 date arena tour which will kick off in August 2014. More info here: Read
Channel 4 has commissioned No Offence, a Victorian police comedy from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. Read
More information on the 3rd series of Channel 4's uni comedy Fresh Meat, which begins filming in June. Read
Watson & Oliver have a last minute song entry for the Eurovision song contest. Here's the video: Watch