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.

Monday
21st April

on ITV
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

TV ComedyTommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

A drama based on the life of Tommy Cooper and the dilemma the married comedian faced when he fell in love with his assistant. David Threlfall stars.

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Monday
21st April

on CBBC
Shaun The Sheep

TV ComedyShaun The Sheep

Stop-motion animated children's sitcom by Aardman Animations for CBBC. Wildly popular with not just kids, but adults too.

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Monday
21st April

on Radio 4
Incredible Women

Radio ComedyIncredible Women

Rebecca Front and her brother Jeremy star in a series of spoof documentaries looking at the lives of different women.

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Tuesday
22nd April

on ITV4
Warren United

TV ComedyWarren United

Animated sitcom about a football fanatic whose interest in the sport is starting to impinge on his family life.

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Wednesday
23rd April

on C4
GameFace

TV ComedyGameFace

Sitcom pilot starring stand-up comedian Roisin Conaty as a hapless 30 year-old doing her very best to muddle through life.

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Wednesday
23rd April

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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Thursday
24th April

on Sky Living
Trying Again

TV ComedyTrying Again

Sky Living comedy drama about a man whose fiancée has had an affair with her boss. Stars Chris Addison and Jo Joyner.

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Sunday
27th April

on ITV2
Viral Tap

TV ComedyViral Tap

ITV2 panel show revolving around clips sent in by viewers. Hosted by Caroline Flack with regulars Matt Richardson and Carly Smallman.

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Tuesday
29th April

on CBBC
Strange Hill High

TV ComedyStrange Hill High

Animated kids' comedy-mystery series set in a school where the secretive, strange and mysterious is the norm.

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Tuesday
29th April

on BBC1
Over To Bill

TV ComedyOver To Bill

Sitcom pilot starring Hugh Dennis as a weatherman who gets fired and then finds getting back on TV is much harder than he expected.

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Tuesday
29th April

on BBC1
Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

TV ComedyComedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

A documentary looking back at the original BBC Comedy Playhouse pilot strand.

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Wednesday
30th April

on C4
Cardinal Burns

TV ComedyCardinal Burns

E4 sketch comedy show created by Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns.

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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.

April
on London Live
Grass Roots

TV ComedyGrass Roots

A mockumentary football show about the life and times of a lower league London club.

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April
on London Live
Doubt On Loan

TV ComedyDoubt On Loan

Sitcom pilot about a group of Londoners who are locked in a battle to save their library from closure.

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April
on BBC2
50 Years Of BBC Two Comedy

TV Comedy50 Years Of BBC Two Comedy

Documentary charting and celebrating five decades of often groundbreaking, boundary-pushing comedy from BBC Two.

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Thursday
1st May

on Sky Arts 1
The Dog Thrower

TV ComedyThe Dog Thrower

One-off silent comedy drama starring Tim Key and Matthew Perry as two men who try to entertain a crowd by throwing their dogs in the air.

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Tuesday
6th May

on BBC1
Miller's Mountain

TV ComedyMiller's Mountain

Studio audience sitcom pilot about a ragtag family of Mountain Rescue volunteers.

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Tuesday
13th May

on BBC1
Monks

TV ComedyMonks

Studio audience sitcom pilot about a group of monks.

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This Season
on BBC2
Episodes

TV ComedyEpisodes

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK comedy hit for American audiences with disastrous results.

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This Season
on Dave
24 Hours To Go Broke

TV Comedy24 Hours To Go Broke

New series in which comedians and celebrities travel abroad and try and spend £10,000 whilst sticking to a strict set of rules.

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See Also:

New sitcom The Delivery Man

New sitcom The Delivery Man

Spy and Green Wing star Darren Boyd will play a midwife in The Delivery Man, a new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Josie Long podcast

Josie Long podcast

This week's episode of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast has stories from guest Josie Long. Listen

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Babylon series now filming

Babylon series now filming

Six episodes of Channel 4's police-based comedy drama Babylon are now being filmed in London. Read

Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - 2014 has been turbulent for Marcus Brigstocke. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray has announced a new Pub Landlord UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor: 20 years at the lager top. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Underbelly Festival returns

Underbelly Festival returns

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. Lots of comedy on offer. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Photos from ITV's new drama focusing on Tommy Cooper. The comic is portrayed by David Threlfall. View

Paul Whitehouse's new show

Paul Whitehouse's new show

BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 show. Read

A Seance For Thatcher

A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley has written this to explain why he's doing a Margaret Thatcher seance. Read

History Of Britain on DVD

History Of Britain on DVD

We take a look at the definitive box set of Terry Jones and Michael Palin's historical documentary spoof. Read

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill won at Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Bob Larbey interview

Bob Larbey interview

In this interview, top sitcom writer Bob Larbey - who died last week - talks about writing comedy. Read

Steve Best's Snapshots

Steve Best's Snapshots

Check out some of the interesting facts from Steve Best's photo book from the comedy circuit. View

BAFTA Awards nominees

BAFTA Awards nominees

The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA TV awards. See the full list here: Read

RIP Bob Larbey

RIP Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey, the prolific sitcom writer and creator of shows including The Good Life, has died aged 79. Read

Greg Davies podcast

Greg Davies podcast

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Davies is a very funny man indeed. Check out this great interview. Listen

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central is creating a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring celebs'. Read

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge will return with a feature film sequel, as well as a new series and Coast-like special on Sky. Read

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python have published their brand new music track The Silly Walks Song. See the video here: Watch

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep is coming to the big screen in 2015. Here's the first trailer for the film - it's funny. Watch

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Bridget Christie and John Finnemore are amongst the comedy nominees for the Radio Academy Awards. Read

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye is working on Private Parts, a new sitcom project set in a hotel. Read

Tommy Cooper trailer

Tommy Cooper trailer

The first look at David Threlfall playing Tommy Cooper in the new ITV drama. It's a rather good impression? Watch

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Hear Dawn French appearing as The Vicar Of Dibley, as she delivers Radio 4's Thought For The Day. Listen

CBeebies comedy Boj

CBeebies comedy Boj

Jason Donovan is to provide his voice to Boj, a new animated comedy series for the CBeebies channel. Read

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

The trailer for the Mrs Brown's Boys movie. Agnes has to fight to save her market stall. Out in June. Watch

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart has signed up to star in a big movie. She will appear in a film by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. Read

Stella is not yet axed

Stella is not yet axed

Sky TV has denied the reports that Ruth Jones' comedy drama Stella will end after the next series. Read

Psychobitches - Series 2

Psychobitches - Series 2

Production is underway on the second series of Psycobitches, the excellent Sky Arts sketch show. Read