Current Comedy Series

Here's a list of the British comedy series currently in the schedules. These comedies are listed alphabetically to help you easily find the show you're interested in. To see episodes in broadcast order, view our schedule

2014 - The Rory Review. Rory Bremner. Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

TV Comedy2014 - The Rory Review

Will be broadcast: Tuesday 23rd December @ 10:40pm, BBC1 Scot.

Satirist Rory Bremner takes a comic look at the topics that got the nation talking in 2014.

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8 Out Of 10 Cats. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats

Next new episode: Tuesday 23rd December @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 18.12, Christmas Special: In this festive edition, the teams discuss and dissect the seasonal topical events. With guests Freddie Flintoff, Ricky Wilson and Roisin Conaty. There's also an appearance from X Factor's Stevi Ritchie.

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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley. Image credit: ITV Studios.

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Returns: Monday 29th December @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 8.4, Christmas Special: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are back with a Christmas Special. Guests are David Mitchell and Kathy Burke, plus Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Joe Wilkinson 'assists' the queen of numbers, Rachel Riley.

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A Christmas Cracker. Image credit: ITV Studios.

TV ComedyA Christmas Cracker

Will be broadcast: Friday 26th December @ 8pm, ITV.

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

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A League Of Their Own. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Redknapp, James Corden, Andrew Flintoff MBE, Jack Whitehall. Image credit: CPL Productions.

TV ComedyA League Of Their Own

Returns: Wednesday 24th December @ 9pm, Sky1.

Episode 8.13, Christmas Party: James Corden is treating the A League Of Their Own boys to an extra-special Yuletide treat: a good ol' fashioned knees-up in the countryside.

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Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas. Adam Buxton.

TV ComedyAdam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas

A current comedy programme.

Adam Buxton turns his attention to the festive season.

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Adam Hills: Happyism Live. Adam Hills.

TV ComedyAdam Hills: Happyism Live

Will be broadcast: Friday 9th January @ 11:05pm, C4.

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

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Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death. Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen). Image credit: Mammoth Screen.

TV ComedyAgatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death

Will be broadcast: Friday 26th December @ 8:30pm, Sky1.

Episode 1: It's all about the quiche this Christmas in a tasty whodunnit starring Ashley Jensen as Agatha Raisin, a PR whizz caught up in a murder mystery.

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyAlan Carr: Chatty Man

Next new episode: Thursday 25th December @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 13.15, Christmas Special: In this Christmas special there's a feast of festive frolics plus the odd song or two from Alan's very special Christmas house band.

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Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. Jimmy Carr. Image credit: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

TV ComedyAlan Davies: As Yet Untitled

Returns: Tuesday 6th January @ 10pm, Dave.

Episode 2.1: No agenda or script, just side-splitting improvised chat and amusing anecdotes with Alan Davies and his comedic chums Tommy Tiernan, Jimmy Carr, Seann Walsh and Holly Walsh.

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All At Sea. Image shows from L to R: Louie (Adam Greaves-Neal), Helen (Nicola Stephenson), Charlie (Ryan Wilkinson), Kevin (Steve Edge), Hannah (Milly Zero). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyAll At Sea

A current comedy programme.

CBBC show about an imaginative 10 year-old boy whose family have moved from London to run a bed and breakfast by the sea.

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Andrew O'Neill: Pharmacist Baffler. Andrew O'Neill.

Radio ComedyAndrew O'Neill: Pharmacist Baffler

Next new episode: Tuesday 23rd December @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 2: Andrew delves into sexual identity and homophobia.

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Babylon. Image shows from L to R: Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), Richard Miller (James Nesbitt). Image credit: Nightjack.

TV ComedyBabylon

A current comedy programme.

Police-based comedy drama focuses on the over-stretched Metropolitan Police Force. James Nesbitt stars as Chief Constable Richard Miller.

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Backchat. Image shows from L to R: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall. Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

TV ComedyBackchat

Returns: Monday 5th January @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 2.1: Join Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as Backchat moves to BBC Two for the new series of their comedy chat show. This week Jack embraces all things musical with David Walliams and Michael Ball.

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Bad Robots. Image credit: Objective Productions.

TV ComedyBad Robots

A current comedy programme.

Hidden camera show in which electronic machines are rigged up to prank unsuspecting members of the public.

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BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyBBC Radio New Comedy Award

A current comedy programme.

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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Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

TV ComedyBenidorm

Returns: Friday 2nd January @ 9pm, ITV.

Episode 7.1: As the series begins, the Solana staff are suffering pay cuts and the Garveys think Madge has a stalker.

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The Best Laid Plans. Image shows from L to R: Smallbone (Ardal O'Hanlon), God (Geoffrey McGivern). Image credit: Lucky Giant.

Radio ComedyBest Laid Plans, The

Starts: Monday 5th January @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 1: Smallbone is set to lead the gang in staging a cycling protest against the building of a new multi-story car park.

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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Image shows from L to R: Mel B, Richard Ayoade, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, Micky Flanagan. Image credit: Hot Sauce.

TV ComedyBig Fat Quiz Of The Year, The

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 17, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2014: Jimmy challenges Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell, Mel B, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican and Kevin Bridges to battle it out to win the coveted Big Fat Quiz crown.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Travis Stubbs (Charlie Quirke), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Garth Stubbs (Samuel James), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph). Image credit: Alomo Productions.

TV ComedyBirds Of A Feather

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 9pm, ITV.

Episode 11.1, Birds On A Plane: Dorien is treating Sharon and Tracey to a Christmas trip to the Canaries! But with Tracey's fear of flying, Sharon's hopes for adventure and Dorien's eagerness for anything in trousers ... will it be plane sailing?

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Black Mirror. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV ComedyBlack Mirror

A current comedy programme.

Dark sci-fi fantasy comedy dramas about our collective unease about the modern world. Created by Charlie Brooker.

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Blue Go Mad In Ibiza. Image credit: Potato.

TV ComedyBlue Go Mad In Ibiza

Starts: Tuesday 6th January @ 9pm, ITV2.

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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Bob Servant. Image shows from L to R: Bob Servant (Brian Cox), Frank (Jonathan Watson). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyBob Servant

New series showing in Scotland now, repeated nationwide on BBC Four in January.

TV series about Bob and Frank, two men who live in the Scottish town of Broughty Ferry. In the first series Frank stood in the local election.

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The Boy In The Dress. Image shows from L to R: Miss Windsor (Jennifer Saunders), Mr Norris (James Buckley), Jaspreet (Meera Syal), Dennis (Billy Kennedy), Lisa (Temi Orelaja), Kate Moss, Referee (David Walliams), Mr Hawthorn (Tim McInnerny). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyBoy In The Dress, The

Will be broadcast: Friday 26th December @ 6:55pm, BBC1.

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

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Brian Pern. Brian Pern (Simon Day). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyBrian Pern

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 10:30pm, BBC2.

Episode 2.3: The final episode of the series follows Brian as he records a charity record in aid of bi-polar polar bears.

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Britain Versus The World. Image shows from L to R: Hal Cruttenden, Ed Byrne, Henning Wehn. Image credit: John Stanley Productions.

Radio ComedyBritain Versus The World

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 9:30am, Radio 4 Extra.

Episode 1: The new comedy panel game show that features a team of British comedians competing against a team of comics from overseas, all overseen by the mostly impartial Irishman Ed Byrne.

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Yes Minister. Copyright BBC.

TV ComedyBritain's Favourite Sitcoms

Will be broadcast: Wednesday 31st December @ 9pm, C5.

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

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Cabin Pressure. Image shows from L to R: Douglas (Roger Allam), Martin (Benedict Cumberbatch). Image credit: Pozzitive Productions.

Radio ComedyCabin Pressure

Returns: Tuesday 23rd December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Zurich: Part One: As Martin decides whether to take his new job, is this the end for MJN Air? And just what has Arthur painted on the side of the van?

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Celebrity Juice. Keith Lemon. Image credit: Talkback.

TV ComedyCelebrity Juice

Next new episode: Tuesday 30th December @ 10pm, ITV2.

Episode 12.13, Unseen Celebrity Juice Tit Bits: Compilation of moments from the past year of Keith Lemon's outrageous comedy panel.

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Celebrity Squares. Image shows from L to R: Sandi Toksvig, Reece Shearsmith, Stewart Francis, Bridget Christie, Joe Wilkinson, Ashley Roberts, Warwick Davis, David Haye, Tim Vine, Andi Peters. Image credit: September Films.

TV ComedyCelebrity Squares

Next new episode: Saturday 20th December @ 6pm, ITV.

Episode 7, Christmas Special: Warwick is joined by Ashley Roberts, David Haye, Reece Shearsmith, Andi Peters, Sandi Toksvig, Stewart Francis, Bridget Christie, and resident comedians Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson.

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Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV ComedyCharlie Brooker's Year Wipe

Returns: Tuesday 30th December @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 5.1, Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe: Charlie Brooker looks back on a relentlessly grim year where the cheeriest story was people throwing ice over themselves.

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Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyComedy Central At The Comedy Store

Next new episode: Friday 9th January @ 11pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 3.10: Stand-up comedy from the famous venue.

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Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear). Image credit: Retort.

TV ComedyCount Arthur Strong

Returns: Tuesday 6th January @ 10:35pm, BBC1.

Episode 2.1: Sitcom about an out-of-work former variety star with delusions of grandeur.

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Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Image credit: Komedia Entertainment.

Radio ComedyCount Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode One: Festive edition of the comedy featuring former variety star Count Arthur Strong. An invitation to star in the local pantomime gets Arthur excited about a possible return to the stage.

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Crims. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyCrims

Starts: Thursday 8th January @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 1: Luke inadvertently finds himself sentenced to two years in Young Offender Institution Sunnybank View after becoming a getaway driver for Jason.

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Cuckoo. Image shows from L to R: Dale (Taylor Lautner), Ken (Greg Davies). Image credit: Roughcut Television.

TV ComedyCuckoo

Returns: Wednesday 24th December @ 10:25pm, BBC3.

Episode 2.7, Christmas Special: It's Christmas in Lichfield. Lorna is full of the Yuletide Spirit, in more ways than one. Ben and Dale both want to make Rachel's holiday special - and Ken gets stuck in the middle.

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Dead Ringers. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyDead Ringers

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode One: The popular impressions show takes a look at favourite seasonal shows, like the cosy Christmas specials of Crimewatch and Embarrassing Bodies.

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Derek. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Brett Goldstein), Hannah (Kerry Godliman), Derek (Ricky Gervais). Image credit: Derek Productions.

TV ComedyDerek

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 10pm, C4.

The Special: As Broad Hill prepares for the wedding of the year, Kev's behaviour proves too much for Hannah. Vicky prepares to fill her shoes, while Derek tries to hold the home together.

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Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure. Eddie Izzard.

TV ComedyEddie Izzard: Force Majeure

Will be broadcast: Saturday 3rd January @ 10pm, Dave.

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

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Fighting Talk. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Georgie Thompson. Image credit: World's End Productions.

Radio ComedyFighting Talk

Next new episode: Thursday 25th December @ 5:30pm, Five Live.

Episode 12.19: Georgie Thompson hosts a special Christmas edition of Fighting Talk as a panel of experts try to win points for punditry on the week's sports stories.

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Funny Old Year. Jason Manford. Image credit: ITV Studios.

TV ComedyFunny Old Year

Returns: Wednesday 31st December @ 9pm, ITV.

Episode 3.1, 2014: A Funny Old Year: Looking at the highs and lows of 2014, Jason Manford hosts a one-hour comedy special on the best, worst and strangest news, sport and celebrity stories of the year. He'll be giving his unique and personal take on events in this end of the year comedy review show.

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Good Omens. Image shows from L to R: Crowley (Peter Serafinowicz), Aziraphale (Mark Heap). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyGood Omens

Starts: Monday 22nd December @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 1: The demon Crowley is tasked with the delivery of a baby to St Beryl's hospital.

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The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Image credit: So Television.

TV ComedyGraham Norton Show, The

Next new episode: Wednesday 31st December @ 10:15pm, BBC1.

Episode 16.13, Eddie Redmayne, Bradley Wiggins, Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Conchita: Graham is joined by Eddie Redmayne, surrounded by Oscar buzz for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything; cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, talking about the thrills and spills of winning Olympic gold and the Tour de France; Hollywood star Liam Neeson talking about new thriller ...

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Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyHave I Got News For You

A current comedy programme.

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

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Hobby Bobbies. Image credit: Top Dog Productions.

Radio ComedyHobby Bobbies

A current comedy programme.

Radio 4 sitcom about community policing. Written by Dave Lamb and starring Richie Webb and Nick Walker.

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House Of Fools. Image shows from L to R: Vic (Vic Reeves), Bob (Bob Mortimer). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyHouse Of Fools

Returns: Sunday 28th December @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode One: It's Christmas. Vic and Beef can't wait to get the party started.

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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Jack Dee. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyI'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 62.6: A return visit to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury for regular panellists Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, who are joined by Susan Calman and Tony Hawks, with Jack Dee in the chair.

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I've Never Seen Star Wars. Marcus Brigstocke. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyI've Never Seen Star Wars

Returns: Tuesday 30th December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 6.1, Ann Widdecombe: Ann Widdecombe tries camping in a tent for the first time and watches as much of The Thick Of It as she can stand. Marcus also offers her a Jagerbomb, but will she accept?

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The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm. Professor Branestawm (Harry Hill). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyIncredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm, The

Will be broadcast: Wednesday 24th December @ 8:30pm, BBC1.

Adaptation of the Norman Hunter's classic children's books with Harry Hill as the original mad professor.

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John Bishop's Christmas Show. John Bishop.

TV ComedyJohn Bishop's Christmas Show

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 2.1, John Bishop's Christmas Show 2014: An all singing, all dancing festive spectacular. John Bishop is joined on stage at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End by some of the most exciting names in music and comedy.

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The Jonathan Ross Show. Jonathan Ross. Image credit: Hot Sauce.

TV ComedyJonathan Ross Show, The

Next new episode: Saturday 20th December @ 10pm, ITV.

Episode 7.10, David Walliams, Peter Capaldi, Jimmy Carr, Ed Sheeran, Idina Menzel: Finishing the current series with a festive edition, Jonathan welcomes David Walliams; the star of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi; the incredibly funny Jimmy Carr and 2014's biggest selling solo artist, Ed Sheeran, will be chatting and performing. There's also music from one of the brightest names on Broadw...

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The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyLast Leg, The

Returns: Friday 2nd January @ 11:05pm, C4.

The Last Leg Of The Year: Adam and co return to look back over 2014 in their inimitable style.

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Last Tango In Halifax. Image shows from L to R: Celia (Anne Reid), Alan (Derek Jacobi). Image credit: Red Production Company.

TV ComedyLast Tango In Halifax

Returns: Sunday 28th December @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 3.1: An unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past. Gillian and Caroline are anxious - his decision to keep his secret from Celia is sure to backfire. Meanwhile Caroline and a heavily pregnant Kate set a date for their wedding.

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The Leak. Tom Price. Image credit: The Rubber Chicken.

Radio ComedyLeak, The

Next new episode: Saturday 27th December @ 1pm, Radio Wales.

Episode 11, The Best Of The Leak: Tom Price picks out his favourite moments from The Leak.

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Live At The Apollo. Image shows from L to R: Justin Moorhouse, Hal Cruttenden, Tom Stade. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyLive At The Apollo

Next new episode: Saturday 27th December @ 10:35pm, BBC1.

Episode 10.5, Hal Cruttenden, Justin Moorhouse, Tom Stade: Hal Cruttenden is in charge this week, with guest performers Justin Moorhouse and Tom Stade.

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Love In Recovery. Image shows from L to R: Marion (Julia Deakin), Simon (John Hannah), Fiona (Rebecca Front). Image credit: Lucky Giant.

Radio ComedyLove In Recovery

Starts: Wednesday 7th January @ 11:15pm, Radio 4.

Episode 1, Fiona: Fiona, a competitive and snobby ex-banker, tries to come to terms with the fact that she might have more in common with the rest of the group than she'd like to admit.

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Make It Plumb. Image credit: LittleRedVan.

TV ComedyMake It Plumb

Will be broadcast: Sunday 28th December @ 9:30pm, Made In Leeds.

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

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Man Down. Dan (Greg Davies). Image credit: Avalon Television.

TV ComedyMan Down

Returns: Tuesday 23rd December @ 10pm, C4.

Finding Nesta: Christmas is coming, the turkey is getting fat... and, in this case, alarmingly aggressive.

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Mapp And Lucia. Image shows from L to R: Georgie Pillson (Steve Pemberton), Elizabeth Mapp (Miranda Richardson), Lucia Lucas (Anna Chancellor). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyMapp And Lucia

Starts: Monday 29th December @ 9:05pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: It is mid-summer in Tilling and Miss Elizabeth Mapp, the town's resident schemer and woman of great self-importance, is anticipating a special guest.

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Marked. James (Kiefer Sutherland).

TV ComedyMarked

A current comedy programme.

Broke in the lead-up to Christmas, family man James agrees to a murderous mission. But his mark is the last person he expects..

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Meet David Sedaris. David Sedaris. Image credit: Giddy Goat Productions.

Radio ComedyMeet David Sedaris

Returns: Wednesday 24th December @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

David Sedaris: The Santaland Diaries: David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are extracts from his diaries.

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Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyMichael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show

Will be broadcast: Thursday 25th December @ 10:40pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: Michael McIntyre presents a luxuriously festive hour of fabulous entertainment.

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Millie Inbetween. Image shows from L to R: Lauren (Tallulah Greive), Millie (Millie Innes). Image credit: The Foundation.

TV ComedyMillie Inbetween

Next new episode: Wednesday 24th December @ 7:15am, CBBC.

Episode 13, Millie Inbetween: Access All Areas: Millie looks back over the series and recalls the highlights with help from the actors who play Lauren and Craig.

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Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Miranda (Miranda Hart), Stevie (Sarah Hadland). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyMiranda

Returns: Thursday 25th December @ 7:15pm, BBC1.

I Do, But to Who?: We find Miranda where we left her, with two proposals: one from Gary and one from Mike. Who will she choose? And if she does choose, could she cope with the pressures of being a wife?

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Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Andy Parsons, Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis. Image credit: Angst Productions.

TV ComedyMock The Week

Returns: Tuesday 23rd December @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 13.13, Christmas Special: The regulars test out Christmas products, reminisce about yuletide visits to A & E, a long living goldfish and harps. There's also the customary out-takes reel, a seasonal Scenes We'd Like To See and Hugh Dennis voicing a royal newsreel.

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Monty Python's Personal Best. Eric Idle.

TV ComedyMonty Python's Personal Best

Starts: Thursday 15th January @ 9pm, Sky Arts 1.

Episode 1, Eric Idle: Eric Idle, reporting live from the 'Bollywood Howl', conducts interviews with various colourful individuals about what they thought about him.

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Morecambe And Wise In Pieces. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Penelope Keith, Eric Morecambe. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyMorecambe And Wise In Pieces

Returns: Thursday 25th December @ 6:15pm, BBC2.

Episode 5, The Sketches: Final episode of highlights from the illustrious career of Morecambe and Wise.

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Mrs. Brown's Boys. Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyMrs. Brown's Boys

Returns: Thursday 25th December @ 10:05pm, BBC1.

Mammy's Tickled Pink: The arrival of a large box for Cathy has Agnes intrigued...and she's even more intrigued when she realises that she's the only family member who doesn't know what's inside it!

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My Teenage Diary. Rufus Hound. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

Radio ComedyMy Teenage Diary

Next new episode: Thursday 25th December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 6.5: Rufus Hound invites a guest to revisit their teenage diaries and read them out in public for the very first time.

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Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Rhod Gilbert. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

TV ComedyNever Mind The Buzzcocks

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 28.12, Christmas Special: X-Factor judge Louis Walsh, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, comedian Lloyd Langford and Melissa Steel take part in a Christmas-themed show.

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The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyNews Quiz, The

A current comedy programme.

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

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Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Geoffrey (Geoffrey Whitehead). Image credit: Avalon Television.

TV ComedyNot Going Out

Next new episode: Wednesday 24th December @ 9:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 7.10, Wedding: The will-they-won't-they tension between Lee and Lucy reaches new highs in this epic series finale for Christmas, as the couple find themselves in previously uncharted emotional water.

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The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyNow Show, The

Returns on the 9th January for a new series.

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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Only An Excuse?. Jonathan Watson. Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

TV ComedyOnly An Excuse?

Returns: Wednesday 31st December @ 11pm, BBC1 Scot.

Episode 7, Only An Excuse? 2014: Jonathan Watson and the team are back for another irreverent look back at a memorable year. It's not just the beautiful game that has provided the talking points over the past 12 months, off the pitch action like the Commonwealth Games and the Referendum are included too. New and familiar faces combine as OAE? presents its own, inimitable review of 20...

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Paul Sinha's History Revision. Paul Sinha.

Radio ComedyPaul Sinha's History Revision

A current comedy programme.

Radio 4 stand-up show from Paul Sinha.

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The Penny Dreadfuls Present.... Image shows from L to R: David Reed, Thom Tuck, Humphrey Ker. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyPenny Dreadfuls Present..., The

Next new episode: Sunday 30th November, Radio 4.

The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Homer's Odyssey: Due to follow in 2015.

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Planet Mearns. Raymond Mearns. Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

Radio ComedyPlanet Mearns

Returns: Thursday 25th December @ 5:30pm, Radio Scot.

Christmas Special: Comic Raymond Mearns uses stand-up and sketches to guide listeners through his hilarious and playfully accurate perception of the modern family Christmas.

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Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Barbara Cartland (Frances Barber), Fanny Craddock (Seb Cardinal). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

TV ComedyPsychobitches

Next new episode: Tuesday 23rd December @ 9:30pm, Sky Arts 1.

Episode 2.6: In the final episode of the series, Richard E Grant makes a startling appearance as Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.

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Puppy Love. Image shows from L to R: Nana V (Joanna Scanlan), Naomi (Vicki Pepperdine). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyPuppy Love

A current comedy programme.

Comedy set around a Wirral-based dog training class. Written by and starring Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine.

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QI. Stephen Fry. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

TV ComedyQI

Next new episode: Thursday 25th December @ 10:30pm, BBC2.

Episode 12.12, No-L: With Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr and Carrie Fisher.

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The Rest Is History. Frank Skinner. Image credit: Avalon Television.

Radio ComedyRest Is History, The

Next new episode: Sunday 21st December @ 7:15pm, Radio 4.

Episode 2: With historian-in-residence Dr Kate Williams, and guests Victoria Coren Mitchell and Andy Zaltzman.

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Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule. Rik Mayall. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyRik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

Next new episode: Saturday 20th December @ 10:05pm, BBC2.

BBC documentary celebrating the work of Rik Mayall.

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Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Frank Skinner, Tim Vine, Ronni Ancona, Len Goodman. Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyRoom 101

Returns: Friday 2nd January @ 8:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 15.1, Len Goodman, Ronni Ancona and Tim Vine: Joining Frank Skinner for the first show are Strictly's generous Head Judge Len Goodman, actress and impressionist Ronni Ancona and pun-master Tim Vine. Choices up for possible disposal include all foreign food.

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Russell Howard's Good News. Russell Howard. Image credit: Avalon Television.

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Good News

Next new episode: Tuesday 23rd December @ 10:30pm, BBC2.

Episode 9.9, Highlights Special: Russell offers up the best bits from the current series of Good News, alongside previously unseen material. He offers his unique and quirky take on the week's global headlines and bizarre news stories.

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Shaun The Sheep. Image credit: Aardman Animations.

TV ComedyShaun The Sheep

A current comedy programme.

Stop-motion animated children's sitcom by Aardman Animations for CBBC. Wildly popular with not just kids, but adults too.

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Sketchorama. Thom Tuck. Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

Radio ComedySketchorama

Returns: Saturday 27th December @ 10pm, Radio 4 Extra.

Episode 3.5, Sketchorama Extra: Thom Tuck hosts unheard highlights from the third series of Sketchorama with new acts Croft and Pearce, Mixed Doubles, and Bob and Jim.

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Some Girls. Image shows from L to R: Viva (Adelayo Adedayo), Holli (Natasha Jonas), Saz (Mandeep Dhillon), Amber (Alice Felgate). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedySome Girls

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 3.6: Amber is in charge of the girls' Prom night plans. Anna ropes Viva in to organise prom night decorations against her will. Holli has finally got enough money to buy back her Mum's jewellery before her Dad gets out of prison, but it proves more complicated than she thought.

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Some People With Jokes. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedySome People With Jokes

Returns: Wednesday 24th December @ 10:30pm, BBC4.

Some Santas With Jokes: Father Christmases from across Britain take time out of their busy schedules to share their favourite jokes and get the whole nation going 'ho-ho-ho!'.

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Spike Milligan: Assorted Q. Spike Milligan.

TV ComedySpike Milligan: Assorted Q

A current comedy programme.

Highlights from Spike Milligan's surreal and controversial sketch series Q..

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Spike Milligan: Love, Light And Peace. Spike Milligan.

TV ComedySpike Milligan: Love, Light And Peace

A current comedy programme.

Feature length documentary profiling the career of Spike Milligan..

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Start/Stop. Barney (Jack Docherty). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyStart/Stop

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 2.7, Christmas: The three couples prepare for Christmas, with all the bitterness and twistedness this time of year brings, featuring offensive presents, boastful Christmas cards and sledging accidents.

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Stella. Image credit: Tidy Productions.

TV ComedyStella

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 9pm, Sky1.

Christmas Special: Enjoy a festive fix of Ruth Jones's hit comedy drama. When Michael has to head home for the holidays, Stella throws herself into work on the hospital's children's ward.

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Still Game: The Story So Far. Image shows from L to R: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill.

TV ComedyStill Game: The Story So Far

Will be broadcast: Wednesday 31st December @ 10pm, BBC1 Scot.

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

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Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Leroy (James Baxter), Granville (David Jason). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyStill Open All Hours

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 6:25pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: In this opening episode Granville is forced into taking extra security precautions for the shop's takings, which cause him no end of discomfort. Eric suffers a curious injury. Love is in the air for some as Mavis receives a special delivery, and Granville begins to play matchmaker.

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Sweat The Small Stuff. Image shows from L to R: Melvin Odoom, Nick Grimshaw, Rochelle Humes. Image credit: Talkback.

TV ComedySweat The Small Stuff

Next new episode: Wednesday 7th January @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 4.9, Highlights Special: Highlights from the panel show.

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Through The Keyhole. Image shows from L to R: Jonathan Ross OBE, Kym Marsh, Louis Walsh, Keith Lemon. Image credit: Talkback.

TV ComedyThrough The Keyhole

Returns: Friday 26th December @ 9:30pm, ITV.

Episode 2.8, Through The Christmas Keyhole: Join a festive Keith Lemon as he goes 'Through the Christmas Keyhole'. The panel getting in the Christmas spirit are chat-show king Jonathan Ross, X Factor judge Louis Walsh and Coronation Street star Kym Marsh.

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups. Tom (Tom Wrigglesworth). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyTom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups

A current comedy programme.

Radio 4 stand-up series starring Tom Wrigglesworth.

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Trollied. Gavin (Jason Watkins). Image credit: Roughcut Television.

TV ComedyTrollied

Next new episode: Monday 22nd December @ 8:30pm, Sky1.

Episode 4.8: It's charity day at Valco and everyone's doing their little bit to help.

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The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Image credit: Random Entertainment.

Radio ComedyUnbelievable Truth, The

Returns: Monday 29th December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 14.1: David Mitchell is joined by Lloyd Langford, David O'Doherty, Susan Calman and Josh Widdicombe as they lie on the subjects of penguins, spoons, dolls and letters.

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What Does The K Stand For?. Stephen K Amos.

Radio ComedyWhat Does The K Stand For?

Returns: Wednesday 31st December @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 2.1, All the Fun of the Affair: Sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years in 1980s South London.

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Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Josh Widdicombe, Rob Brydon, Rachel Riley, Lee Mack. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV ComedyWould I Lie To You?

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 8:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 8.8, Christmas Special: David Mitchell is joined by Ray Winstone and Josh Widdicombe, and Lee Mack is joined by Rachel Riley and Ricky Tomlinson.

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The Wrong Mans. Image shows from L to R: Phil (James Corden), Sam (Mathew Baynton), Kinsmann (John Ross Bowie). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyWrong Mans, The

Returns: Monday 22nd December @ 9pm, BBC2.

Episode 2.1, X-Mans/White Mans: Sam and Phil are blasted back to zero again. 4,000 miles from home, Phil is relishing the chance to reinvent himself but Sam pines for his old life...

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You've Got To Love Christmas. Image credit: Graham Jepson.

TV ComedyYou've Got To Love Christmas

Will be broadcast: Sunday 21st December @ 7pm, ITV.

A comic trawl through the TV archives in an attempt to bring you the best Christmas - ever.

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