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.

Wednesday
24th 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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Wednesday
24th December

on BBC4
Some People With Jokes

TV ComedySome People With Jokes

Series in which different sections of the public tell their favourite jokes to camera. The groups include Vicars, Scousers and Football Managers.

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Wednesday
24th December

on Radio 4
Meet David Sedaris

Radio ComedyMeet David Sedaris

Series of comical essays written and performed for Radio 4 by American-born humourist David Sedaris.

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Wednesday
24th 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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Wednesday
24th December

on Radio 4
Christmas With...

Radio ComedyChristmas With...

Festive fun in the company of some Radio 4 character comedy favourites: Damien Trench, Clare Barker and Ed Reardon.

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Wednesday
24th December

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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Thursday
25th December

on Radio Scot
Planet Mearns

Radio ComedyPlanet Mearns

BBC Radio Scotland pilot starring Raymond Mearns. He talks about his life via the medium of stand-up, with sketches to illustrate points.

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Thursday
25th 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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Thursday
25th December

on BBC2
Morecambe And Wise In Pieces

TV ComedyMorecambe And Wise In Pieces

Themed compilations of Morecambe and Wise sketches, presented by Penelope Keith.

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Thursday
25th 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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Thursday
25th December

on BBC1
Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show

TV ComedyMichael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show

Christmas comedy entertainment special hosted by stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre.

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Thursday
25th December

on Comedy Central
Drunk History

TV ComedyDrunk History

British version of the hit US format in which an inebriated narrator attempts to recount an event from history.

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Thursday
25th December

on Radio Scot
A Funny Kind Of Christmas

Radio ComedyA Funny Kind Of Christmas

Julia Sutherland presents an hour of stand-up comedy and music poking fun at the festive season..

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Friday
26th December

on ITV
Through The Keyhole

TV ComedyThrough The Keyhole

Keith Lemon presents an updated comic version of classic panel game Through The Keyhole, in which a panel must guess a home's owner.

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Friday
26th December

on BBC1
The Boy In The Dress

TV ComedyThe Boy In The Dress

An adaptation of David Walliams's book about a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing.

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Friday
26th 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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Friday
26th 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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Friday
26th December

on Radio 4
Dead Ringers

Radio ComedyDead Ringers

Satirical impressionist show mocking the great and good, from politicians to those familar voices on Radio 4.

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Friday
26th December

on Radio 4
Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

Radio ComedyCount Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

A radio sitcom based around the day-to-day life of the confused and muddled one-time Variety Star, Count Arthur Strong.

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Friday
26th December

on ITV
Birds Of A Feather

TV ComedyBirds Of A Feather

Sitcom about a pair of mis-matched sisters and their glamorous friend, who all live together in Essex.

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Friday
26th 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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Friday
26th December

on ITV
A Christmas Cracker

TV ComedyA Christmas Cracker

Bradley Walsh hosts a Christmas spectacular from The Hammersmith Apollo, with comedy, music and more.

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Saturday
27th December

on Radio 4 Extra
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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Sunday
28th December

on Made In Leeds
Make It Plumb

TV ComedyMake It Plumb

Comedy pilot about jobbing tradesmen slap bang in the middle of their recovery from recession.

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Sunday
28th December

on BBC1
Last Tango In Halifax

TV ComedyLast Tango In Halifax

Romantic comedy series about would-be childhood sweethearts who are reunited after 60 years. Stars Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid.

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Sunday
28th 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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Monday
29th December

on Radio 4
The Unbelievable Truth

Radio ComedyThe Unbelievable Truth

David Mitchell hosts the Radio 4 panel game built on truth and lies. Contestants must try and smuggle truths into lie-filled speeches.

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Monday
29th 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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Monday
29th December

on C4
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats regulars play the famous words and numbers quiz with the help of guests. There was also a Deal Or No Deal special.

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Tuesday
30th December

on Radio 4
I've Never Seen Star Wars

Radio ComedyI've Never Seen Star Wars

Radio series in which Marcus Brigstocke cajoles guests into doing some very everyday things for the first time.

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Tuesday
30th 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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Wednesday
31st December

on Radio 4
What Does The K Stand For?

Radio ComedyWhat Does The K Stand For?

Stephen K Amos delves back into his South London childhood in a new radio sitcom.

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Wednesday
31st December

on BBC1 Scot
Still Game: The Story So Far

TV ComedyStill Game: The Story So Far

Documentary looking at the success of Still Game, the comedy created by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill.

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Wednesday
31st December

on BBC1 Scot
Only An Excuse?

TV ComedyOnly An Excuse?

Famous Scottish football satire show. Every Hogmanay, Jonathan Watson mimics Scotland's top personalities and the heroes and villains of football.

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Wednesday
31st December

on ITV
Funny Old Year

TV ComedyFunny Old Year

Jason Manford anchors ITV's own satirical stand-up review of the year.

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Wednesday
31st December

on C5
Britain's Favourite Sitcoms

TV ComedyBritain's Favourite Sitcoms

Countdown show looking at the nation's most treasured sitcoms.

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Friday
2nd January

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
2nd January

on BBC1
Room 101

TV ComedyRoom 101

What do you really dislike? In Room 101, celebrities have the chance to get rid of their personal hates forever. Frank Skinner is the current host.

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Friday
2nd January

on ITV
Benidorm

TV ComedyBenidorm

An ensemble sitcom which focuses on the adventures of a group of British holiday makers staying at The Solana holiday resort in Spain.

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Saturday
3rd January

on Dave
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure

TV ComedyEddie Izzard: Force Majeure

TV broadcast of highlights from Eddie Izzard's 2013/14 live show.

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Monday
5th January

on Radio 4
The Best Laid Plans

Radio ComedyThe Best Laid Plans

Radio 4 sitcom by Mark Daydy about an angel tasked by God to reverse the last thirteen decades of human progression.

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Monday
5th January

on BBC2
Backchat

TV ComedyBackchat

Comic chat show hosted by Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael Whitehall.

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Tuesday
6th January

on BBC1
Count Arthur Strong

TV ComedyCount Arthur Strong

TV sitcom in which elderly showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong attempts to recount his life story. Stars Steve Delaney and Rory Kinnear.

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Tuesday
6th January

on ITV2
Blue Go Mad In Ibiza

TV ComedyBlue Go Mad In Ibiza

Prank show based around pop group Blue. The boy-band are tasked with running a bar in Ibiza... but everyone else is an actor.

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Tuesday
6th January

on Dave
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

TV ComedyAlan Davies: As Yet Untitled

Alan Davies talks to four fellow comedians around a table. There are no set topics or agenda.

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Wednesday
7th January

on Radio 4
Love In Recovery

Radio ComedyLove In Recovery

Radio 4 comedy drama set around a Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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Thursday
8th January

on BBC3
Crims

TV ComedyCrims

Sitcom series about a young man sentenced to two years in a Young Offender Institution.

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Friday
9th January

on Radio 4
The Now Show

Radio ComedyThe Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs in this popular topical comedy show for Radio 4.

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Friday
9th January

on C4
Adam Hills: Happyism Live

TV ComedyAdam Hills: Happyism Live

TV broadcast of Austrailian comedian Adam Hills's 2013 live UK DVD, Happyism.

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Thursday
15th January

on Sky Arts 1
Monty Python's Personal Best

TV ComedyMonty Python's Personal Best

Documentary series focusing on each of the Monty Python stars in turn, with new footage and original clips.

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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.

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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February
on ITV2
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show

TV ComedyThe Keith Lemon Sketch Show

Sketch show starring Leigh Francis as his hit comedy character, Keith Lemon.

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Jenny Bede interview

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ITV returns to Palladium

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Jason Byrne interview

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The Dawson Bros US sitcom

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