About The British Comedy Guide

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!

Here are just a small selection of the things you can find on this website:

Guide

Guides

Detailed information about many British TV, radio and film comedies (new and old). We aim for 100% coverage of all current TV & radio, and are working to cover archive titles.

Features

Features

Our features section contains plenty to read and watch, including the latest videos, competitions, feature articles and interviews with actors, writers & comedians.

News

News

Check out our news area to read about the latest significant developments in the world of British comedy. We are first to many stories and carry a number of exclusives.

Live

Live Coverage

The 'Live' section of our site features reviews, news, previews and interviews from the UK's vibrant comedy club circuit and theatres.

Forums

Message Board

Our forums are full of lively discussion about British comedy shows, and a useful sharing resource for those that have got something to ask or say.

Shop

Merchandise Shop

We catalogue a huge range of Blu-rays, DVDs, books and other commercially available items related to British comedies and comedians. Search the database to find items of interest.

Make It

'Make It'

An area of our website for those interested in making comedy, whether it be performing, writing, producing or directing. We've tips, insight, opportunities and more.

Podcasts

Podcasts

The BCG is now known as one of the UK's most prolific independent podcast publishers. We distribute a number of funny shows for free, and are often in the iTunes charts.

Twitter

External Stuff

We also operate outside of Comedy.co.uk. Get our popular newsletters in your inbox, receive daily news and DVD updates via Twitter, and 'Like' us on Facebook

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.

If you have any comments, questions, corrections or feedback do please get in touch

Background

British Sitcom GuideThe 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.

Regular columnists include Si Hawkins, Anna Lowman and Jay Richardson. If you'd like to get involved, do please find out more about how to contribute

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'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows will celebrate his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big gig - but could it be his last hurrah? Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks to us about various topics, including his ideal comedians football squad. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre is working on two new series for BBC One, however his chat show format won't return to TV. Read

See Also

Contribute

Contribute

Details on how to write for this website - we're always looking for passionate fans.

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to advertise your product or event to hundreds of thousands of fans.

Merchandise Disclaimer

Merchandise Disclaimer

Some small print about the product listings featured on this website.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

More details on how we use and store any personal details provided to us.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The rules which govern your use of this website, plus other legal small print.

Overview

Overview

See a summary of all the things you can find on this website.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch with the BCG team via email.