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

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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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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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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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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2015 British comedy survey

2015 British comedy survey

A comedy survey has been launched, aiming to collect the thoughts of comedy fans across the UK. Details

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen