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
30th March

on Radio 4
Sleepy Tigers

Radio ComedySleepy Tigers

Dark comedy about a couple of maternity nurses who run their own business.

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Tuesday
31st March

on Radio 4
Julia Sutherland: Fat Chance

Radio ComedyJulia Sutherland: Fat Chance

Julia Sutherland's honest comic account of losing 6 stone in weight.

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Wednesday
1st April

on Radio 4
Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler

Radio ComedyTim FitzHigham: The Gambler

Radio 4 show in which adventurer and comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a series of bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Wednesday
1st April

on BBC1
Peter Kay's Car Share

TV ComedyPeter Kay's Car Share

BBC sitcom about two workers thrown together in a company car share scheme. Stars Peter Kay and Sian Gibson.

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Friday
3rd April

on Radio Scot
The Good, The Bad And The Unexpected

Radio ComedyThe Good, The Bad And The Unexpected

BBC Radio Scotland panel show hosted by Julia Sutherland.

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Friday
3rd April

on BBC2 Scot
Sketchland

TV ComedySketchland

Sketch show pilot based around the topic of moving out of the family home. Features a young cast.

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Friday
3rd April

on ITV3
Carry On Forever

TV ComedyCarry On Forever

Three-part documentary series focused on British comedy institution, the Carry On films.

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Sunday
5th April

on BBC1
Michael McIntyre's Easter Night At The Coliseum

TV ComedyMichael McIntyre's Easter Night At The Coliseum

Michael McIntyre hosts a special Easter entertainment extravaganza from London's Coliseum.

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Sunday
5th April

on BBC2
Jack Dee - So What? Live

TV ComedyJack Dee - So What? Live

A TV broadcast of Jack Dee's 2013 stand-up show, his first in six years.

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Monday
6th April

on BBC2
Talking Comedy

TV ComedyTalking Comedy

Angela Thorne narrates this archive series which shows clips of comedians appearing on various BBC talk shows.

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Monday
6th April

on Radio 4
Dilemma

Radio ComedyDilemma

Panel show in which Sue Perkins poses a series of moral and ethical dilemmas to a panel of comics and journalists.

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Tuesday
7th April

on Radio 4
The Casebook Of Max And Ivan

Radio ComedyThe Casebook Of Max And Ivan

Radio sitcom starring double-act Max and Ivan as private detectives.

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Wednesday
8th April

on Gold
You, Me & Them

TV ComedyYou, Me & Them

Comedy about a couple with an age gap of more than 20 years between them.

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Friday
10th April

on BBC1
The Graham Norton Show

TV ComedyThe Graham Norton Show

Comic chat show presented by Graham Norton. The biggest names in showbiz join the host on his sofa.

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Friday
10th April

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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Friday
10th April

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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Monday
13th April

on E4
Virtually Famous

TV ComedyVirtually Famous

Glee star Kevin McHale hosts a panel show about internet stars.

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Monday
13th April

on Radio 3
The Essay: British Film Comedians

Radio ComedyThe Essay: British Film Comedians

A selection of episodes from Simon Heffer's long-running radio show focusing on mid-20th century British comedy actors.

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Monday
13th April

on Radio 4
Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Radio ComedyDeborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Radio 4 series presented by Deborah Frances-White. The material is adapted from her one-woman shows.

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Tuesday
14th April

on World Service
Stand Up For China

Radio ComedyStand Up For China

In this documentary for the BBC World Service, comedian Des Bishop explores what makes the Chinese laugh.

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Friday
17th April

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
17th April

on Absolute
The Alternative Vote

Radio ComedyThe Alternative Vote

Comedy show for Absolute Radio in which Matt Forde asks comedians what they'd do if they were elected to government.

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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 ITV
The Delivery Man

TV ComedyThe Delivery Man

ITV sitcom starring Darren Boyd as a policeman-turned-midwife.

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April
on Comedy Central
Russell Howard's Stand Up Central

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Stand Up Central

Stand-up show for Comedy Central hosted by Russell Howard.

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April
on ITV
Play To The Whistle

TV ComedyPlay To The Whistle

Sports-based comedy panel show hosted by Holly Willoughby.

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April
on BBC2
Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

TV ComedyJack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Jack Dee brings his live comedy format to BBC Two for three episodes.

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ITV's Play To The Whistle

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Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

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Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows will celebrate his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big gig - but could it be his last hurrah? Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks to us about various topics, including his ideal comedians football squad. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre is working on two new series for BBC One, however his chat show format won't return to TV. Read

Images from '50 Comics'

Images from '50 Comics'

Check out some striking pictures from photographer Matt Crockett's book of comedian portraits, 50 Comics. View

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones talks about big hair, bad shirts, Mock The Week, his mammoth 2015 tour and other topics too: Read

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have won two gongs at the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Jeremy Clarkson HIGNFY

Jeremy Clarkson HIGNFY

Jeremy Clarkson is still currently booked to act as a presenter on the next series of Have I Got News For You. Read

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall has been named as the recipient of the Leicester Comedy Festival 'Legend Of Comedy' award. Read

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are planning their first ever live tour together - Harry & Paul: Legends. Read

Prof Branestawm to return

Prof Branestawm to return

Harry Hill will return as eccentric inventor Professor Branestawm for another one-off BBC special this Christmas. Read

Chortle Award winners

Chortle Award winners

Bridget Christie and James Acaster are amongst the winners at the 2015 Chortle Awards. Full results here: Read

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller, Romesh Ranganathan and Rachel Riley will front the pilot of ITV science show Out Of This World. Read

The Week That Wasn't pilot

The Week That Wasn't pilot

Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse will host the pilot episode of The Week That Wasn't, a new topical format. Read

Raised By Wolves interview

Raised By Wolves interview

Sisters Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran talk about creating Raised By Wolves, their Channel 4 sitcom. Interview

Learn improv in London

Learn improv in London

A group of established comedians have set up a new theatre company and school - one devoted entirely to improv. Read

Enter Amused Moose comp

Enter Amused Moose comp

Entry is now open for the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off, a stand-up comedy competition for new acts. Read

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee has talked about the axing of his Comedy Central show, The Alternative Comedy Experience. Read

Birds Of A Feather S12

Birds Of A Feather S12

Hit sitcom Birds Of A Feather will return for a 12th series, its third since a highly successful revival by ITV. Read

Carry On Forever

Carry On Forever

ITV3 will broadcast a new Carry On documentary series, including unseen behind-the-scenes clips. Read

Comic Relief's No Direction

Comic Relief's No Direction

Boy band One Direction have revealed the comics who will be impersonating them as spoof group No Direction. Read

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand will be back on the XFM radio station after a two year hiatus, with a podcast highlights show. Read

Keith Lemon - more sketches

Keith Lemon - more sketches

ITV2 has ordered a second series of The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, the latest TV comedy vehicle for Leigh Francis. Read

The Kennedys filming now

The Kennedys filming now

Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner will star in The Kennedys, the new BBC One comedy series. Read

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Daniel O'Reilly - aka controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs - has posted a new sitcom pilot online. Read

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay will play Danny Baker's dad in a new comedy series based on his autobiography: Cradle To Grave. Read

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre will host a one-off Easter special for BBC One. Read

Phoenix Nights cast

Phoenix Nights cast

We take a look back at what the Phoenix Nights cast have been doing since the sitcom ended in 2002. Read

Lord of the Dance Settee 3

Lord of the Dance Settee 3

A brand new third episode of Richard Herring's latest podcast series, Lord of the Dance Settee. Listen

Ronnie Barker Lecture

Ronnie Barker Lecture

The BBC has announced the creation of an annual Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture. Read

New Ben Miller sitcom

New Ben Miller sitcom

Ben Miller will be reunited The Worst Week Of My Life writers for new BBC One sitcom I Want My Wife Back. Read

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman is to make a brand new series for the BBC, more than 30 years since last working for them. Read

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson has been awarded her own sketch show pilot for BBC Two, called Morgana & Friends. Read

Harry & Paul retrospective

Harry & Paul retrospective

BBC Two has confirmed a programme celebrating the 25-year partnership of Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse. Read

Post-election Bremner show

Post-election Bremner show

Rory Bremner will follow up his Coalition Report with an Election Report special after May's General Election. Read

Kerry Howard sitcom Witless

Kerry Howard sitcom Witless

BBC Three has ordered a sitcom starring Kerry Howard about flatmates who go into witness protection. Read

Bad Education Movie details

Bad Education Movie details

Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield will all appear in The Bad Education Movie. Read

Paul Whitehouse interview

Paul Whitehouse interview

An interview with Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, writers of new sitcom Nurse. Read

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

Channel 4 has confirmed a sixth year of its Comedy Gala fundraiser in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Read

Vic & Bob on tour

Vic & Bob on tour

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Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe will write "funny, feminist exploration of the female body", Animal: How a Woman is Made. Read

Bad Education Movie is go

Bad Education Movie is go

Jack Whitehall has confirmed that his hit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education is heading to the big screen. Read

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez, the award-winning live comedy show hosted by Phil Ellis, is to be piloted as a TV show by the BBC. Read

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland has unveiled its comedy plans for 2015. They include a full series for Two Doors Down. Read