BBC Two

BBC Two

BBC Two is the British Broadcasting Corporation's second major terrestrial television channel. It aims to deliver intelligent yet popular comedy shows and, as a result, the programmes shown on this channel tend to be a bit more quirky and cult than those on BBC One. In the last few years a notable number of BBC2's sitcoms have badly flopped, but the channel has generated some popular shows. These include Lead Balloon, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Previous hits include QI (now on BBC1) and the worldwide smash hit sitcom The Office.

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BBC Two - New & Current Shows

An Evening With Harry Enfield And Paul Whitehouse

An Evening With Harry Enfield And Paul Whitehouse

Comedy special celebrating 25 years of the partnership between Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

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Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Manchester-set sitcom about a transgender couple.

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Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe

Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe

Charlie Brooker looks at the 2015 General Election.

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Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Comedy drama based on the memoirs of Danny Baker.

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Episodes

Episodes

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK comedy hit for American audiences with disastrous results. Next series due on BBC soon.

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Goodness Gracious Me

Goodness Gracious Me

British-Asian sketch show starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia.

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Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

Dark comedy series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode focuses on the goings-on behind a door labelled Number 9.

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Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Jack Dee brings his live 'agony uncle' comedy format to BBC Two for three episodes focused around politics.

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The Javone Prince Show

Javone Prince Show, The

Sketch comedy series starring Javone Prince.

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Mock The Week

Mock The Week

Hugely popular and sometimes controversial topical panel show which takes a satirical look at the week's news.

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Morgana & Friends

Morgana & Friends

Impressionism sketch show pilot starring Morgana Robinson in a range of old and new roles.

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Mum

Mum

Sitcom about a mother who is trying to re-build her life following the death of her husband. By the creative team behind Him & Her.

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QI

QI

Panel game hosted by Stephen Fry and featuring Alan Davies. It contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts.

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Rory Bremner's Election Report

Rory Bremner's Election Report

Post-election comedy special starring Rory Bremner, asking all the important questions about the newly elected government.

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Russell Howard's Good News

Russell Howard's Good News

Topical stand-up comedy show hosted by Russell Howard.

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Stag

Stag

Comedy thriller focused around a stag do in Scotland where each of the members of the party are killed.

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Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stand-up comedy show, punctuated with sketches. Stewart Lee tackle a different topic each week in his own inimitable fashion. Series 4 to be filmed December and shown in early 2016.

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Talking Comedy

Talking Comedy

Angela Thorne narrates this archive series which shows clips of comedians appearing on various BBC talk shows. More episodes to follow.

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W1A

W1A

Twenty Twelve spin-off in which Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe now find themselves working for the BBC.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By BBC Two

Note: this list might not be fully complete yet. We are still researching archive shows.

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Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read