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

BBC Local Radio - New & Current Shows

Peter Sellers: From Southsea To Stardom

Peter Sellers: From Southsea To Stardom

Hour-long documentary celebrating the career of Peter Sellers, 90 years since his birth..

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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.

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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Bring The Noise

Bring The Noise

Ricky Wilson is to host a new music-based panel show for Sky1. Katherine Ryan will be a regular panellist. Read

Cast for Aliens

Cast for Aliens

Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials. Read

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read

Royal Albert Hall comedy

Royal Albert Hall comedy

The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs in its Elgar Room. Full details: Read

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2015. Read