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.

BBC Local Radio Web Links

Contact Details For BBC

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

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.

BBC Local Radio

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.

Jesting About

Jesting About

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

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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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Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

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

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman & David Mitchell. Read

Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read