BBC Four

BBC Four

Launched in 2002, BBC Four is the most high-brow of the BBC TV channels. Having replaced BBC Knowledge (launched in 1999), it is available on all digital platforms. BBC Four exists to provide alternatives to the programmes on mainstream TV and thus the comedies found on this channel tend to be quite niche in scope. As BBC Four is focused on arts and factual series, it does not have much room for comedy - however, so far, it has managed to achieve a very high hit rate. The Thick Of It and Lead Balloon both started life on this channel.

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BBC Four - New & Current Shows

Asylum

Asylum

Satirical comedy about a government whistle-blower and a millionaire internet entrepreneur trapped together in a London embassy.

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Detectorists

Detectorists

Sitcom about metal detecting enthusiasts. Starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.

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In And Out Of The Kitchen

In And Out Of The Kitchen

Sitcom about a neurotic gay cookery writer, written by and starring Miles Jupp, based on his Radio 4 comedy of the same name.

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Comedy set around a Wirral-based dog training class. Written by and starring Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine.

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Some People With Jokes

Some People With Jokes

Series in which different sections of the public tell their favourite jokes to camera. The groups include Vicars, Scousers and Football Managers.

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Spike Milligan: Assorted Q

Spike Milligan: Assorted Q

Highlights from Spike Milligan's surreal and controversial sketch series Q..

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Spike Milligan: Love, Light And Peace

Spike Milligan: Love, Light And Peace

Feature length documentary profiling the career of Spike Milligan..

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Up The Women

Up The Women

Sitcom set amidst the suffrage movement in early 20th Century Britain.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By BBC Four

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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