About The British Comedy Guide
Welcome to The British Comedy Guide (aka BCG / Comedy.co.uk), a vast reference website devoted to British comedy, both past and present. Created and run 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.
We aim to be a definitive guide to every British film, television and radio comedy to have been produced, and provide comprehensive coverage of every live comedy event across the country. It'll take a while to get there, but we like to dream big!
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The British Comedy Guide started life in 2003 as a small website called The British Sitcom Guide, consisting of a few brief pages about key sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers and Blackadder. The site has grown in the decade since, becoming the most-visited website in the world about British comedy.
The BCG is owned and run by founder Mark and co-editor Aaron, who heads up all archive comedy coverage. However, they do not work alone, valuing the assistance of a group of regular volunteer contributors, lead by Ian, the main curator of our TV & radio schedule.
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Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen
Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four. Read
John Finnemore, the creator of Cabin Pressure, is working on a series called The John Finnemore Project. Read
Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen
Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz when it returns. Read
The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read
Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Thought to be a sitcom, the title is Harmony. Read
Radio 4 has given the greenlight for five more lost Hancock's Half Hour episodes to be re-recorded this July. Read
David Walliams is reportedly working on a sitcom based around a TV talent show, inspired by Britain's Got Talent. Read
John Thomson, in character as Bernard Righton, will present an archive stand-up show on TV channel Gold. Read
Sharon Rooney, the star of My Mad Fat Diary, talks about the final series of the comedy drama. Read
We have three copies of new ITV sitcom The Delivery Man to give away. It stars Darren Boyd as a midwife. Enter
Si Hawkins explains why he often enjoys work-in-progress stand-up gigs more than the resultant polished tour show. Read
Catastrophe, the sitcom created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, has been sold to TV stations across the world. Read