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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Comedy News

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The latest features on our website - interviews, competitions, articles and more.

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Terms of Use

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Overview

Overview

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2015 British comedy survey

2015 British comedy survey

A comedy survey has been launched, aiming to collect the thoughts of comedy fans across the UK. Details

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

The winners of UKTV Gold's Christmas Cracker joke competition have been announced. Read the top 10: Read

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host a festive edition of the No Pressure To Be Funny political podcast. Listen

Pun Championships 2015

Pun Championships 2015

Check out some of the puns from the comedians who will take part in the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read

Christmas TV Guide 2014

Christmas TV Guide 2014

A list of 25 festive comedy specials to look out for between now and 2015. There's lots of treats ahead: Read

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Shopping for gifts? We've plenty to choose from in our Christmas selection, from books to DVDs. Browse

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 has commissioned Space Ark, a new sci-fi sitcom pilot about a crew living on a spaceship. Read

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

Boomers and Citizen Khan will both return for another series, as the BBC outlines its plans for comedy in 2015. Read

Win Fools & Horses costumes

Win Fools & Horses costumes

We've got some official Only Fools And Horses fancy dress costumes to give away. Del Boy and Rodney. Enter

Joke Thieves interview

Joke Thieves interview

Will Mars talks about his 'bulletproof' live comedy format Joke Thieves. It's on tour and heading for TV. Read

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman and Julian Barrett are to star in Flowers, a sitcom pilot about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. 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.