Current TV Comedy Series

Here's a list of the British comedy series currently in the TV 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

A Touch Of Cloth. Image shows from L to R: Asap Qureshi (Navin Chowdhry), Dr Natasha Sachet (Daisy Beaumont), Des Hairihan (Adrian Bower), Jack Cloth (John Hannah), Anne Oldman (Suranne Jones), DC Kerry Newblood (Karen Gillan). Image credit: Zeppotron.

A Touch Of Cloth

Returns: Saturday 9th August @ 9pm, Sky1.

Episode 3.1, Part One: DCI Jack Cloth's brother, Terry, has been killed. The pair weren't close, in fact, they were estranged, but, you know, it still hurts.

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Almost Royal. Image shows from L to R: Georgie Carlton (Ed Gamble), Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart). Image credit: Burning Bright Productions.

Almost Royal

Starts: Sunday 10th August @ 10pm, E4.

Episode 1, Los Angeles: The very unconventional royal tour of America commences in Los Angeles. After a bicycle ride around Beverly Hills and a consultation with a plastic surgeon, Georgie and Poppy meet with some Hollywood movers.

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The Alternative Comedy Experience. Image shows from L to R: David Kay, Henning Wehn, Josie Long, Paul Sinha, Isy Suttie, Bridget Christie, Stewart Lee. Image credit: Comedy Central.

Alternative Comedy Experience, The

Next new episode: Tuesday 5th August @ 11pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 2.4, A Minute Of Silence: Tonight's episode of the 'connoisseurs stand-up show of choice' features Tony Law, David Kay, Susan Calman, Michael Legge, and musical storytellers Ginger & Black. Stewart Lee meets them backstage.

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Boomers. Image shows from L to R: John (Russ Abbot), Maureen (Stephanie Beacham), Trevor (James Smith), Carol (Paula Wilcox), Joyce (Alison Steadman), Alan (Philip Jackson). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Boomers

Starts: Friday 15th August @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: Brand new comedy series following three ageing couples living in a Norfolk seaside resort.

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Cuckoo. Image shows from L to R: Dale (Taylor Lautner), Rachel (Esther Smith), Dylan (Tyger Drew-Honey). Image credit: Roughcut Television.

Cuckoo

Returns: Thursday 7th August @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 2.1, A New Beginning: Ken is looking forward to an empty nest now Dylan's got into University, but a painful operation and a mysterious stranger conspire to make life a lot less simple.

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DNN. Image shows from L to R: Bob Roberts (William Andrews), Felicity Bond (Kelly-Anne Lyons). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

DNN

A current comedy programme.

CBBC comedy set in a spoof news studio. The show takes in the past seven days, looking at news and popular culture.

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Don't Drop The Baton. Image shows from L to R: Mark Nelson, Susan Calman. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Don't Drop The Baton

Next new episode: Monday 4th August @ 10:40pm, BBC1 Scot.

Episode 2: Volunteers Pam and Tam work out what a velodrome is; the police hunt down a ticket tout; and Susan competes in the rhythmic gymnastics.

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Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby. Image credit: Lion Television.

Horrible Histories

Returns: Monday 4th August @ 9am, CBBC.

Frightful First World War Special: This special reveals how Girl Guides were used to pass on secret war-time information; tells of the terrors of trench life; and hears a frustrated captain try to explain the not-so-simple reasons for Britain joining the war.

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The Inbetweeners Go Global. Image shows from L to R: James Buckley, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison.

Inbetweeners Go Global, The

Will be broadcast: Sunday 3rd August @ 9pm, E4.

Special programme featuring the stars of The Inbetweeners ahead of the release of The Inbetweeners 2.

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

Last Leg, The

Next new episode: Friday 8th August @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 5.2: Adam Hills and regular co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Noel Fielding this time.

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The Mimic. Image credit: Running Bare Pictures.

Mimic, The

Next new episode: Wednesday 6th August @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 2.4: Feeling he needs a stable family for Steven to return to, Martin proposes to Harriet. He's also got his first stand-up show to prepare for.

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

Mock The Week

Returns: Thursday 11th September @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 13.7: After an August break to make way for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mock The Week is back with another selection of top-name comedy guests.

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Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy. Noel Fielding. Image credit: Secret Peter.

Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy

Next new episode: Thursday 7th August @ 10pm, E4.

Episode 2.2, Saving Terry: Noel gets Fantasy block (a weird strain of writers block). If he doesn't overcome this and write an ending to the show, Terry, his only viewer will be killed by an asteroid.

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People Just Do Nothing. Image shows from L to R: Beats (Hugo Chegwin), Grindah (Allan Mustafa), Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford). Image credit: Roughcut Television.

People Just Do Nothing

Next new episode: Sunday 3rd August @ 10:45pm, BBC3.

Episode 3, Competition: Kurupt FM is running their weekly caller competition and MC Grindah has a special surprise in store for the winner. Meanwhile, Chabuddy G's wife Aldona has her Polish brother come to stay.

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Psychobitches. Therapist (Rebecca Front). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Psychobitches

Returns: Saturday 9th August @ 10pm, Sky1.

Part One: All the best bits from series one of the inspired comedy sketch show about history's most famous women - and their therapist.

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Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net. Daniel Sloss. Image credit: Princess Productions.

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

Next new episode: Monday 4th August @ 11:15pm, Sky Atlantic.

Episode 12: Ross Noble, Rob Delaney and Richard Herring feature in these unseen moments from the improvised stand-up show.

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Siblings. Image shows from L to R: Dan (Tom Stourton), Hannah (Charlotte Ritchie). Image credit: Bwark Productions.

Siblings

Starts: Thursday 7th August @ 10:30pm, BBC3.

Episode 1, Wheelchair Conference: There's problems at the office for Hannah, as her useless boss Andy is replaced with the hard-hitting Annette. Brother Dan is quickly drawn into a web of lies.

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Virtually Famous. Image shows from L to R: Chris Stark, Kevin McHale, Seann Walsh. Image credit: Talkback.

Virtually Famous

Next new episode: Monday 4th August @ 10pm, E4.

Episode 3: Kevin, Seann and Chris are joined by James Acaster, Alex Brooker, Jameela Jamil and Kimberly Wyatt as they face questions and challenges to put their knowledge of the Virtually Famous to the test.

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Walter. DI Walter Gambon (Adrian Dunbar). Image credit: ITV Studios.

Walter

Will be broadcast: Friday 8th August @ 9pm, BBC1.

Comedy drama pilot about a world-weary father who is also a detective.

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