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
2nd October

on C4
Scrotal Recall

TV ComedyScrotal Recall

Channel 4 sitcom about a man who must contact everyone he's ever slept with to tell them he has Chlamydia.

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Thursday
2nd October

on BBC4
Detectorists

TV ComedyDetectorists

Sitcom about metal detecting enthusiasts. Starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.

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Friday
3rd October

on BBC2
QI

TV ComedyQI

Panel game hosted by Stephen Fry and featuring Alan Davies. It contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts.

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Friday
3rd October

on BBC3
In Deep

TV ComedyIn Deep

Sitcom pilot about two junior police officers on an undercover operation that goes wrong.

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Friday
3rd October

on BBC1
Have I Got News For You

TV ComedyHave I Got News For You

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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Monday
6th October

on Radio 4
The Museum Of Curiosity

Radio ComedyThe Museum Of Curiosity

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects.

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Monday
6th October

on Radio Scot
Half My Age Plus Seven

Radio ComedyHalf My Age Plus Seven

Radio Scotland sitcom starring Wendy Wason, about an age-gap relationship.

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Monday
6th October

on Radio 4
Fresh From The Fringe

Radio ComedyFresh From The Fringe

Jason Cook presents Radio 4 listeners with a selection of the best comedy from Edinburgh's Fringe, recorded after the festival in London.

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Monday
6th October

on CBeebies
Boj

TV ComedyBoj

Animated comedy for the CBeebies channel about a rare marsupial and his musical parents.

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Monday
6th October

on C4
8 Out Of 10 Cats

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats

Topical Channel 4 comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. The questions are based on survey results and statistics.

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Tuesday
7th October

on BBC3
The Revolution Will Be Televised

TV ComedyThe Revolution Will Be Televised

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein take on celebrities, bankers, politicians and others in a satirical prank series.

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Friday
10th October

on BBC3
Rude Boys

TV ComedyRude Boys

Sitcom pilot looking at the antics of a group of four young friends in East London.

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Tuesday
14th October

on Radio 4
Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life

Radio ComedyMark Watson Talks A Bit About Life

Radio 4 series in which Mark Watson tackles the 'academic and abstract subjects that affect our everyday life'. With Tim Key and Tom Basden.

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Wednesday
15th October

on Radio 4
Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully

Radio ComedyWelcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully

Radio sitcom about a sleepy English village which is taken over by aliens. Katrina Lyons finds herself trying to start a rebelion.

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Thursday
16th October

on Radio 4
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Radio ComedyJohn Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Radio 4 sketch show written by and starring John Finnemore.

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Friday
17th October

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
17th October

on BBC1
Not Going Out

TV ComedyNot Going Out

A fast-paced gag-orientated studio-based BBC One sitcom starring Lee Mack as a lazy slacker and Sally Bretton as his pretty landlady.

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Friday
24th October

on Radio 4
The News Quiz

Radio ComedyThe News Quiz

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humourous news stories.

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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.

October
on ITV
The Jonathan Ross Show

TV ComedyThe Jonathan Ross Show

Prime-time ITV chat show hosted by Jonathan Ross, featuring light-hearted interviews with A-list talent.

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October
on BBC2
Russell Howard's Good News

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Good News

Topical stand-up comedy show hosted by Russell Howard.

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October
on Comedy Central
Give Out Girls

TV ComedyGive Out Girls

Sitcom about four promotion girls who hand out free products on the streets of the UK.

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October
on C4
Feeling Nuts

TV ComedyFeeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall hosts a comedy show to raise awareness for the Check One Two testicular cancer campaign.

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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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EastEnd Cabaret questioned

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Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - answer questions about each other. Read

Women in Comedy Festival

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Over 55 stand-up prize

Over 55 stand-up prize

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival have launched their 2015 Silver Comedy stand-up competition. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

The political panel show podcast. Featuring guests including Paul Sinha, Suzi Ruffell and Mitch Benn. Listen

Professor Branestawm film

Professor Branestawm film

Harry Hill is to star in Professor Branestawm, a BBC One family comedy drama. Read

Drunk History UK

Drunk History UK

Jimmy Carr is to front the pilot episode of a UK re-make of hit American comedy format Drunk History. Read

Scrotal Recall interviews

Scrotal Recall interviews

Tom Edge, the creator of Channel 4's Scrotal Recall writes about the show. Plus interviews with the key cast. Read

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell talks about getting 'lizard brain' whilst filming undercover on ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Rhod Gilbert interview

Rhod Gilbert interview

Interview. Rhod Gilbert talks about taking on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, plus his sitcom plans. Read

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV is developing Good Vibrations, a TV comedy based on the book by the boss of Ann Summers. Read

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford is to host a new ITV comedy game show in which couples will fight to win a holiday. Read

10 years of Modern Toss

10 years of Modern Toss

Modern Toss are presenting an exhibition celebrating 10 years of 'unique cack-handed drawings'. Read

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson - aka Grumio from Plebs - talks about how Bulgaria doesn't understand bare bums. Read

London Hughes blog

London Hughes blog

London Hughes describes how she had to turn herself into a horrid diva for ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Axis of Awesome interview

Axis of Awesome interview

Musical comedy group Axis of Awesome talk about their UK tour, and their elaborate YouTube series. Read

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

In this video, double-act Cardinal Burns offer insight and tips on how to create a sketch show. Watch

The Job Lot inteviews

The Job Lot inteviews

The cast of The Job Lot talk about the second series of the sitcom set around a Job Centre. Read

Taskmaster coming to TV

Taskmaster coming to TV

Alex Horne and Greg Davies will star in Taskmaster, a new show for channel Dave in 2015. Read

The Revolution 3

The Revolution 3

Hit BBC Three satirical prank show The Revolution Will Be Televised returns to screens in October. Read

Peter Kay's new role?

Peter Kay's new role?

A newspaper report suggests Peter Kay will play the father in Danny Baker's Cradle To Grave. Read

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

The search for the next British comedy talent is underway. Do you have what it takes to win? Read

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

Dave Green has been named the winner of the Comedy Knights 2014 stand-up comedy competition. Read

Toast Of London wins award

Toast Of London wins award

Matt Berry's Channel 4 sitcom Toast Of London has won ae prestigious Rose d'Or TV award. Read

New Danger Mouse stars

New Danger Mouse stars

Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon and Dave Lamb will voice the new series of Danger Mouse. Read

New sitcom Undercover

New sitcom Undercover

TV channel Dave has announced it has ordered Undercover, a new sitcom about a covert police officer. Read

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Interviews with all the key cast members of The Job Lot, as Series 2 prepares to start on ITV2. Read

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall is to host Feeling Nuts, a one-off Channel 4 comedy show for testicular cancer. Read

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. Read

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

A full series of Still Open All Hours is now filming with cameras rolling in Doncaster, & studio dates booked: Read

Bad Education interviews

Bad Education interviews

The cast of Bad Education talk about what looks set to be the final series of the hit school sitcom. Read

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015. Read

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Holly Burn talks about how her cover was almost blown whilst filming on ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Extract from eBay. A Scottish seller gets into an argument over whether his kilt is technically a skirt. Read

Derek to end with special

Derek to end with special

Ricky Gervais says his Channel 4 show Derek will end after a final special episode. Read

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Stand-up John Cooper has launched a Kickstarter drive to fund a calendar of his stand-up comic strips. Read

Stephen Fry's new book

Stephen Fry's new book

Details have been released about More Fool Me, the candid new memoir book from Stephen Fry. Read

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Acclaimed actor Sir Donald Sinden, star of Two's Company and Never The Twain, has died at the age of 90. Read

John Cleese tour

John Cleese tour

John Cleese is to tour the UK in a series of live shows themed around his autobiography. Read

Siblings Series 2

Siblings Series 2

Siblings, the sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton, is to return for a 2nd series. Read

Rik Mayall interview

Rik Mayall interview

Video in which Rik Mayall talks about Crackanory and explains what makes a great storyteller. Watch

Video: Cardinal Burns

Video: Cardinal Burns

Here's a funny video from sketch act Cardinal Burns, who are getting ready to tour the country. Watch

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

A list of the comedy shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe that got the most top star ratings. Read

300+ shows in one month

300+ shows in one month

An interview with David Chapple, who has set a record by seeing over 300 different shows at the Fringe. Read

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

A blog from Anna Morris, one of the actors going undercover in in the new ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Palin to narrate Clangers

Palin to narrate Clangers

Michael Palin will narrate a revived series of classic animated series Clangers. Read

Good Omens on Radio 4

Good Omens on Radio 4

Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz are amongst those involved in Good Omens on Radio 4. Read

British Comedy Awards vote

British Comedy Awards vote

A new category to recognise the best online comedy videos is being added to The British Comedy Awards. Read

Frankie Boyle's Autopsy

Frankie Boyle's Autopsy

Frankie Boyle is to present a one-off comedy show on the iPlayer about the Scottish Referendum. Read