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
27th August

on Radio 4
Jigsaw

Radio ComedyJigsaw

Radio sketch show featuring the comedy group Jigsaw - aka Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema.

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Thursday
28th August

on BBC3
Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live

TV ComedyEdinburgh Comedy Fest Live

Stand-up recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe. Kevin Bridges, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi, Jon Richardson, Andi Osho, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe host.

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Friday
29th August

on BBC2
The Perfect Morecambe & Wise

TV ComedyThe Perfect Morecambe & Wise

Highlights from the very best moments from Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise's lengthy television career.

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Friday
29th August

on C4
Micky Flanagan: Back In The Game

TV ComedyMicky Flanagan: Back In The Game

East End comic Micky Flanagan returns with his second, highly anticipated stand-up show, Back In The Game.

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Friday
29th August

on BBC3
Josh

TV ComedyJosh

Sitcom pilot set around a flat. Co-written by and starring Josh Widdicombe. Jack Dee plays the landlord.

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Friday
29th August

on BBC1
Big School

TV ComedyBig School

Sitcom about the dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive whiteboards of an urban secondary school.

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Friday
29th August

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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Saturday
30th August

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 celebrity owner.

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Monday
1st September

on Sky1
Duck Quacks Don't Echo

TV ComedyDuck Quacks Don't Echo

Entertainment show hosted by Lee Mack, comprising amazing facts and trivia, and celebrities testing their veracity.

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Wednesday
3rd September

on Radio 4
Wordaholics

Radio ComedyWordaholics

Radio 4 panel game that tests the guests linguistic knowledge. Hosted by Gyles Brandreth, with regular panellist Natalie Haynes.

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Friday
5th September

on BBC3
Fried

TV ComedyFried

Sitcom pilot set in a fried chicken shop.

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Sunday
7th September

on ITV
Sunday Night At The Palladium

TV ComedySunday Night At The Palladium

Variety series presenting the best British and international entertainment talent, from musicians to comedians and speciality acts.

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Tuesday
9th September

on Dave
Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

TV ComedyDave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

Comedy series in which Dave Gorman uses stand-up and PowerPoint slides to take a look at various aspects of modern life.

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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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Thursday
11th September

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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Friday
12th September

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
12th September

on Radio 2
BBC New Comedy Award

Radio ComedyBBC 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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Wednesday
24th September

on Dave
Crackanory

TV ComedyCrackanory

Series featuring stories from comedy writers read out by well known personalities, including live action and animation.

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Thursday
25th September

on BBC R4E
Newsjack

Radio ComedyNewsjack

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material.

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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 ITV2
Plebs

TV ComedyPlebs

Modern comedy set in Ancient rome. Unlikely to be immortalised in history, Marcus, Stylax and Grumio are just plebs.

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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 Sky Living
Mount Pleasant

TV ComedyMount Pleasant

Comedy drama based around a couple living in the an affluent area of the north, plus their friends, family and relationships.

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