New Series Starting Soon

This is a list of the new British comedy series and specials scheduled to broadcast shortly. As most networks only finalise their schedules two weeks in advance, there may be some new series missing from this list - see the tabs above for what else is on the way later.

Thursday
27th November

on Radio 4
My Teenage Diary

Radio ComedyMy Teenage Diary

Radio 4 series in which guests read embarrassing extracts from their teenage diaries. Hosted by Rufus Hound.

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Sunday
30th November

on C4
Jimmy Carr: Laughing And Joking

TV ComedyJimmy Carr: Laughing And Joking

TV version of Jimmy Carr's 2013 stand-up DVD release, Laughing And Joking.

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Monday
1st December

on BBC1 Scot
Bob Servant

TV ComedyBob Servant

TV series about Bob and Frank, two men who live in the Scottish town of Broughty Ferry. In the first series Frank stood in the local election.

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Monday
1st December

on Radio 2
BBC Radio New Comedy Award

Radio ComedyBBC Radio New Comedy Award

The BBC's nationwide search to find the best in new stand-up comedy talent. Patrick Kielty presents coverage from the final rounds.

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Tuesday
9th December

on C4
The British Comedy Awards

TV ComedyThe British Comedy Awards

Britain's premier comedy awards, honouring the very best in the business.

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Tuesday
9th December

on BBC2
Brian Pern: A Life In Rock

TV ComedyBrian Pern: A Life In Rock

Spoof music documentary fronted by Simon Day in character as art rocker Brian Pern.

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Thursday
11th December

on ITV2
Celebrity Juice

TV ComedyCelebrity Juice

Topical ITV2 panel show hosted by Leigh Francis (in character as Keith Lemon) with team captains Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

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Sunday
14th December

on Radio 4
The Rest Is History

Radio ComedyThe Rest Is History

Frank Skinner hosts a radio comedy discussion show to find out more about history.

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Tuesday
16th December

on Radio 4
Andrew O'Neill: Pharmacist Baffler

Radio ComedyAndrew O'Neill: Pharmacist Baffler

Stand-up show hosted by transvestite stand-up comedian Andrew O'Neill.

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Thursday
18th December

on Sky Arts 1
Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas

TV ComedyAdam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas

Adam Buxton turns his attention to the festive season.

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More Comedy On The Way

The following comedies are also scheduled to start soon - but we don't know quite when yet.

December
on BBC2
The Wrong Mans

TV ComedyThe Wrong Mans

Comedy thriller about a pair of lowly office workers who become embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy. Stars James Corden and Mathew Baynton.

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December
on BBC1
The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm

TV ComedyThe Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm

Adaptation of the Norman Hunter's classic children's books with Harry Hill as the original mad professor.

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December
on C4
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

TV ComedyThe Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Channel 4's annual topical end-of-year panel show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and featuring a host of well-known comedians as panellists.

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December
on BBC1
Still Open All Hours

TV ComedyStill Open All Hours

Update of classic 1970s/80s sitcom Open All Hours, starring David Jason as Granville, now the owner of Arkwright's grocery store.

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December
on BBC2
Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

TV ComedyRik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

BBC documentary celebrating the work of Rik Mayall.

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December
on BBC1
Mrs. Brown's Boys

TV ComedyMrs. Brown's Boys

Sitcom adaptation of the popular live stage show starring Brendan O'Carroll as aged housewife Agnes Brown.

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December
on BBC2
Mock The Week

TV ComedyMock The Week

Hugely popular and sometimes controversial topical panel show which takes a satirical look at the week's news.

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December
on BBC1
Miranda

TV ComedyMiranda

Hit sitcom starring Miranda Hart as a woman desperate to fit into society and find a man. She runs a joke shop with childhood friend Stevie.

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December
on BBC1
Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show

TV ComedyMichael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show

Festive variety show presented by Michael McIntyre.

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December
on BBC1
Mapp And Lucia

TV ComedyMapp And Lucia

EF Benson's classic Mapp And Lucia adapted into a BBC One comedy drama. Overseen by Steve Pemberton.

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December
on BBC1
John Bishop's Christmas Show

TV ComedyJohn Bishop's Christmas Show

Christmas comedy special hosted and curated by John Bishop, from London's thriving West End.

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December
on BBC2
House Of Fools

TV ComedyHouse Of Fools

Studio audience sitcom created by and starring Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer.

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December
on C4
Derek

TV ComedyDerek

Bittersweet comedy drama written by and starring Ricky Gervais as a worker in a retirement home.

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December
on BBC3
Cuckoo

TV ComedyCuckoo

BBC Three comedy starring Greg Davies as the over-protective father of a girl who impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.

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December
on BBC2
Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe

TV ComedyCharlie Brooker's Year Wipe

Charlie Brooker turns his inimitably satirical eye to reviewing the whole of the previous 12 months.

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December
on Sky1
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death

TV ComedyAgatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death

Crime-based comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen.

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January
on CBBC
Horrible Histories

TV ComedyHorrible Histories

Smash hit CBBC series introducing children to gruesome events and ghastly characters from British and international history.

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January
on ITV2
Cockroaches

TV ComedyCockroaches

Romantic comedy set after a nuclear war. Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Esther Smith star. Created by Bad Education's Freddy Syborn.

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Julia Davis commissioned

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