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.

Friday
1st August

on C4
The Last Leg

TV ComedyThe Last Leg

Topical comedy show reviewing the topics of the week. Hosted by Adam Hills with the help of Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Broadcast live.

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Friday
1st August

on Radio 4
The Brig Society

Radio ComedyThe Brig Society

Stand-up and sketch series presented by Marcus Brigstocke.

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Saturday
2nd August

on Radio 4
His Master's Voice

Radio ComedyHis Master's Voice

Comedy drama about the life of ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie Andrews - both played by Rob Brydon.

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Sunday
3rd August

on E4
The Inbetweeners Go Global

TV ComedyThe Inbetweeners Go Global

Special programme featuring the stars of The Inbetweeners ahead of the release of The Inbetweeners 2.

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Monday
4th August

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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Tuesday
5th August

on Radio Scot
MacAulay And Co

Radio ComedyMacAulay And Co

Each August, Fred MacAulay's daily magazine show on Radio Scotland broadcasts from the Edinburgh Fringe, with interviews & stand-up.

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Thursday
7th August

on BBC3
Siblings

TV ComedySiblings

Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister.

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Thursday
7th August

on BBC3
Cuckoo

TV ComedyCuckoo

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

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Friday
8th August

on BBC1
Walter

TV ComedyWalter

Comedy drama pilot about a world-weary father who is also a detective.

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Saturday
9th August

on Sky Arts 1
Psychobitches

TV ComedyPsychobitches

A Sky Arts sketch show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalysed. Stars include Rebecca Front and Julia Davis.

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Saturday
9th August

on Sky1
A Touch Of Cloth

TV ComedyA Touch Of Cloth

Spoof crime drama created by Charlie Brooker. Stars John Hannah and Suranne Jones.

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Sunday
10th August

on E4
Almost Royal

TV ComedyAlmost Royal

Comedy-reality series in which Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart travel across America pretending to be distant descendants of the Royal Family.

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Monday
11th August

on Radio 4
The Cold Swedish Winter

Radio ComedyThe Cold Swedish Winter

Radio 4 comedy about a stand-up comedian from London who is living in Sweden. Written by and starring Danny Robins.

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Monday
11th August

on Radio 1
Phil And Alice Live From Edinburgh Festival

Radio ComedyPhil And Alice Live From Edinburgh Festival

Radio 1 stand-up special broadcast live from the Edinburgh Festival. Also streamed on the BBC Red Button and YouTube.

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Monday
11th August

on Radio 4
Just A Minute

Radio ComedyJust A Minute

Long running radio panel game in which host Nicholas Parsons asks contestants to talk for one minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

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Thursday
14th August

on Radio 4
The Show What You Wrote

Radio ComedyThe Show What You Wrote

Radio 4 sketch show written by members of the public. Each episode covers a different theme.

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Thursday
14th August

on BBC R4E
Sketchorama

Radio ComedySketchorama

Radio 4's showcase of sketch acts. Featuring established and up-and-coming sketch groups performing in front of a live studio audience.

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Friday
15th August

on BBC1
Boomers

TV ComedyBoomers

Comedy about a trio of newly-retired couples in Norfolk, rediscovering the joys of having free time to spend.

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Thursday
11th September

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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More Comedy On The Way

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

September
on BBC1
Kevin Bridges Live At...

TV ComedyKevin Bridges Live At...

Two stand-up specials from Kevin Bridges - one based around the Commonwealth Games, one based around the topic of Scottish Independence.

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September
on BBC3
Bad Education

TV ComedyBad Education

School-based comedy starring Jack Whitehall as Alfie, the worst teacher to ever be involved in the British education system.

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This Season
on Sky1
A League Of Their Own

TV ComedyA League Of Their Own

Sports panel show for Sky1. Hosted by James Corden, with regulars including Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp and Jack Whitehall.

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Rhys James sitcom

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Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be streamed live. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis provides this handy guide on how to deal with other people on social networking websites. Read

Top 10 from Monty Python

Top 10 from Monty Python

A public poll has revealed the nation's top ten favourite Monty Python sketches. Results here. Read

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Ventriloquist Nina Conti is working on a new show for BBC Two called Nina Conti's Va-Va-Riety Show. Read

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new permanent host of panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Read

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller speaks about how he went from uni to becoming one of the biggest names in UK comedy. Read

Dead Ringers is back!

Dead Ringers is back!

Exciting news: Radio 4 is reviving its hit impressions show Dead Ringers after a break of seven years. Read

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 is to show Almost Royal, the BBC America comedy series in which two actors pretend to be royalty. Read

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

The BBC is reportedly looking into the possibility of a chat show hosted by Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown. Read

Horrible Histories 6?

Horrible Histories 6?

Childrens' sketch series Horrible Histories may return to screens for a 6th series. Perhaps. Hopefully. Read

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew explains why she couldn't think of anything worse than going out with a comedian. Read

Stephen Merchant on the USA

Stephen Merchant on the USA

It's Independence Day in America. Here is Stephen Merchant's pro-UK message to the country. Watch

I Live With Models pilot

I Live With Models pilot

Comedy Central is piloting a sitcom which focuses on a chubby hand model living with hot flatmates. Read

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

A look at ten of the best-known acts who will be performing at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival this August. Read

Fringe Visitor Guide

Fringe Visitor Guide

A guide to visiting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. How to get there, where to stay, what to see... Read

Danny Baker's comedy drama

Danny Baker's comedy drama

The BBC is reportedly working on Cradle To Grave, an eight-part comedy drama created by Danny Baker. Read

Crackanory 2 line-up

Crackanory 2 line-up

David Mitchell is amongst the stars reading stories for Series 2 of Crackanory. The full list here: Read

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them, the GOLD sitcom starring Anthony Head and Eve Myles, has been given a 2nd series. Read

Mid Morning Matters 2

Mid Morning Matters 2

The second series of Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters is now being filmed, plus a 'hard-hitting special'. Read

New Fighting Talk team

New Fighting Talk team

Josh Widdicombe and Georgie Thompson have been named as the new hosts of Fighting Talk. Read

Monty Python as Paper People

Monty Python as Paper People

Make models of Monty Python stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

Aisling Bea, Liam Mullone, Bob Mills and former MP Tom Levitt join the topical panel show podcast. Listen

Yonderland - Series 2

Yonderland - Series 2

Sky1's hit fantasy comedy series Yonderland - from the Horrible Histories gang - is to return next year. Read

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

Fresh Meat star Zawe Ashton leads the cast for Cut, the new comedy drama series from Channel 4. Read