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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ITV has ordered a comedy drama from the creator of CBBC's Sadie J, set around a B&B in Margate. Read
Wildseed Studios, a new production company, is investing up to £10,000 into each of 50 new projects. Read
GOLD will air The Two Ronnies Spectacle, a three part documentary series about the famous double act. Read
Michael McIntyre is being lined-up to host a comedy entertainment show featuring a mix of formats. Read
A sitcom called Mummy's Boys, about two brothers looking after their young sibling, is to be piloted. Read
David Baddiel is working on Sit.com, a new Channel 4 sitcom about a technology-addicted family. Read
ITV2 has ordered 10 more episodes of Fake Reaction, the comedy format hosted by Matt Edmondson. Read
ITV is reportedly reviving Birds Of A Feather, the BBC's hit 1990s sitcom. It's ordered 8 new episodes. Read
Stoneybridge! Here's footage of the team behind hit 1990s sketch show Absolutely performing Radio 4. Watch
In the latest edition of his podcast, Richard Herring interviews producer and writer John Lloyd. Details
Rebecca Front talks about being part of Jo Brand's Great Wall Of Comedy, and her other comedy work too. Read
A great podcast interview with Eddie Izzard. The stand-up star talks about his street performing years. Listen
Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo, who play chat show hosts Ronna & Beverly, tell us why they love Britain... Read
The trailer for the brand new Alan Partridge movie is here. Check it out. Time to get excited? Watch