BBC Local Radio

BBC Local Radio

The BBC runs over 40 local BBC radio stations. Due to limited budgets the local stations rarely broadcast any dedicated comedy programmes, however there is the occasional comedy-related show, as can be seen from the list below. See our guides to discover which station(s) broadcast each comedy.

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Contact Details For BBC

  • Email / Online Form
  • By Phone: 0870 010 0222
  • By Post: BBC Information, PO Box 1922, Glasgow, G2 3WT

BBC Local Radio - New & Current Shows

Jesting About

Jesting About

Comedy sketches created by some of the North East's newest writers.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By BBC Local Radio

African-Caribbean Comedy Night

African-Caribbean Comedy Night

Stand-up show for BBC Local Radio delivering a unique celebration of African-Caribbean comedy.

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Birds Of A Feather

A Welsh wayside comedy in one act. Specially written for the microphone by John Oswald
Francis.

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Carry On Now And Then

Ashley Byrne celebrates the life and work of three of the Carry On's campest stars: Charles Hawtrey, Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Williams.

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Happy Birthday Maurice Cole

A look at the early life of Kenny Everett, who was born Maurice Cole, on Christmas Day 1944.

Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years

Kenny Everett: The BBC Local Radio Years

Documentary about Kenny Everett's years on local radio following his 1970 firing from Radio 1.

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One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic

One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic

BBC Radio Solent celebrates the 25th anniversary of the classic sitcom.

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The South Salutes Benny Hill

South Salutes Benny Hill, The

One off programme on BBC Radio Solent celebrating the life of Benny Hill, twenty years after his death.

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Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

Radio Solent documentary in which Steve Punt tells the story of the first true sitcom star, Tony Hancock, who grew up in Bournemouth.

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Shirley Ghostman is back

Shirley Ghostman is back

Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October. Read

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five British sitcom pilots for free. Read

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four. Read

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore, the creator of Cabin Pressure, is working on a series called The John Finnemore Project. Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz when it returns. Read

Not Safe For Work interviews

Not Safe For Work interviews

The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Thought to be a sitcom, the title is Harmony. Read

Missing Hancocks to return

Missing Hancocks to return

Radio 4 has given the greenlight for five more lost Hancock's Half Hour episodes to be re-recorded this July. Read