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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Bob Servant

Bob Servant

TV series about Bob and Frank, two men who live in the Scottish town of Broughty Ferry. In the first series Frank stood in the election.

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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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The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern

Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, The

Spoof music documentary fronted by Simon Day in character as art rocker Brian Pern.

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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. Due to start in early November.

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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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Jim Davidson competition

Jim Davidson competition

Win tickets to see Jim Davidson's stand-up show in London on Saturday 22nd of November. Enter

James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

An interview with 'low energy' stand-up comedian James Acaster, who has been having a great year. Read

What's your rapper name?

What's your rapper name?

Find out what your rapper name is, via this tool designed by Curtis from TV sketch show Cardinal Burns. Try It

Clubbed To Death

Clubbed To Death

A funny satirical short story featuring the characters of new book Clubbed To Death reacting to a problem. Read

Manford in The Producers

Manford in The Producers

Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers. Read

Miranda to end

Miranda to end

Miranda Hart has confirmed that the two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom will be the show's finale. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read

At Last The 1948 Show found

At Last The 1948 Show found

Two missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Outspoken stand-up comic Brendon Burns is the guest on this week's episode of Richard Herring's podcast. Listen

Still Game Live on TV

Still Game Live on TV

Hit stage show Still Game Live will be broadcast on television in November, on BBC Scotland. Read