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.

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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.

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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'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read