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

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

2014 - 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.

8 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.

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

A 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.

Adam 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.

Adam 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.

Agatha 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. Alan Carr. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 13.14, Gemma Arterton, Brendan O'Carroll, Tom Odell: Alan is joined by Gemma Arterton who talks about taking to the West End stage for the Made in Dagenham musical, and Brendan O'Carroll, the star and creator of Mrs Brown's Boys, who chats about his latest book, Mrs Brown's A to Y of Everything. Plus Tom Odell performs Real Love live in the studio.

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

Alan 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.

All At Sea

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 6:30pm, CBBC.

Episode 2.13, Murderer: The family get festive as Christmas approaches. But Charlie has other things on his mind when he notices Mr Leith is not his usual self, especially since his wife seems to have disappeared.

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

Babylon

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 6: With their suspension lifted, the ARV boys return to duty. But when Banjo's bin footage goes viral, Sharon Franklin's response sparks unofficial industrial action among the rank and file.

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

Backchat

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.

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

Benidorm

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 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.

Big 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.

Birds 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.

Black 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.

Blue 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.

Bob 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.

Boy 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.

Brian 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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Yes Minister. Copyright BBC.

Britain'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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Celebrity Juice. Keith Lemon. Image credit: Talkback.

Celebrity Juice

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 10pm, ITV2.

Episode 12.12, Bestest Bits 2014: Keith Lemon and his team captains Gino D'Acampo and Fearne Cotton head to Gino's family home in Sheffield for Christmas as they take a look back at the show's best bits from 2014.

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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.

Celebrity Squares

Returns: 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.

Charlie 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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Citizen Khan. Image shows from L to R: Keith (Phil Nice), Mr Khan (Adil Ray). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Citizen Khan

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 8:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 3.7, A Khan Family Christmas: It's Christmas Eve, ten months after Shazia and Amjad's wedding. Mr Khan is feeling extremely festive.

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

Comedy Central At The Comedy Store

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 11:20pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 3.9: 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.

Count 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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Crims. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Crims

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.

Cuckoo

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

Derek

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

The Special: As Broadhill 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.

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

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

Graham Norton Show, The

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 10:35pm, BBC1.

Episode 16.12, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Danny Dyer, Usher: A bumper edition of the show, with guests including Hollywood star Ben Stiller, starring in Night in the Museum 3; comedy giant Ricky Gervais; hilarious Australian actress Rebel Wilson; Hollywood stars Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz; EastEnders' Danny Dyer; and music and chat fro...

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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.

Have I Got News For You

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 48.11, Have I Got 2014 News For You: A compilation of the popular satirical news quiz looking back at the big news stories of 2014. With team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, and a variety of guest hosts.

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

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

Incredible 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.

John 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.

Jonathan 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.

Last 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.

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

Live 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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Make It Plumb. Image credit: LittleRedVan.

Make It Plumb

Will be broadcast: Sunday 28th December @ 10pm, 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.

Man 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.

Mapp 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).

Marked

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 10pm, Sky Arts 1.

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

Michael 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.

Millie 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.

Miranda

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.

Mock 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.

Monty 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.

Morecambe 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.

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

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

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

Episode 28.12: 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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Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee (Lee Mack). Image credit: Avalon Television.

Not Going Out

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 9:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 7.9, Lucy: Lee spends time in the bar with Toby worrying that the woman of his dreams is drifting further away.

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

Only 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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Perry And Croft: Made In Britain. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Perry, David Croft.

Perry And Croft: Made In Britain

A current comedy programme.

Documentary series looking at the sitcoms of Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and how they reflected and were influenced by British history and culture.

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

Psychobitches

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. Naomi (Vicki Pepperdine). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Puppy Love

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 10pm, BBC4.

Episode 6: Naomi has to pack up her home to cope with subsidence and is soon dealing with difficult Polish builders demanding money.

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QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, David Mitchell, Stephen Fry, Ronni Ancona, Jimmy Carr. Image credit: TalkbackThames.

QI

Next new episode: Friday 19th December @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 12.11, Lumped Together: With Ronni Ancona, Jimmy Carr and David Mitchell.

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

Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

Will be broadcast: 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.

Room 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.

Russell 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.

Shaun The Sheep

Next new episode: Thursday 18th December @ 3pm, CBBC.

Episode 4.29, The Stare: Bitzer gets his wish for some peace and quiet when Shaun becomes hypnotised by Mowermouth the goat and finally stops bothering him. But with the whole flock under the influence of Mowermouth's powerful gaze, Bitzer soon realises just how much he needs his old buddy.

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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.

Some 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.

Some 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.

Spike Milligan: Assorted Q

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

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Spike Milligan: Love, Light And Peace

A current comedy programme.

Feature length documentary profiling the career of Spike Milligan..

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Stella. Image credit: Tidy Productions.

Stella

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.

Still 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.

Still 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.

Sweat 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.

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

Trollied

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

Would 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.

Wrong 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.

You'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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Will Mars talks about his 'bulletproof' live comedy format Joke Thieves. It's on tour and heading for TV. Read

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman and Julian Barrett are to star in Flowers, a sitcom pilot about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. Read

Bob Monkhouse documentary

Bob Monkhouse documentary

UKTV Gold is to show Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, a three-part series presented by Paul O' Grady. Read

Toast Of London Series 3

Toast Of London Series 3

Channel 4 has ordered a third series of Toast Of London, its hit new comedy series starring Matt Berry. Read

Brian Pern interview

Brian Pern interview

Simon Day and Rhys Thomas, the creators of Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, talk about the second series. Read

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Early Doors stars John Henshaw and Mark Benton are amongst the cast for the Educating Bitchfield pilot. Read

Shop Newsletter

Shop Newsletter

We've relaunched our Shop Newsletter. Why not have a read through to see what catches your eye? Read

British comedy art

British comedy art

Check out some unique artworks inspired by classic British comedy shows like Blackadder and The Young Ones. View

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans has just made his first stand-up DVD. He chats with Si Hawkins about all things comedy. Read

Drunk History series

Drunk History series

Comedy Central orders a series in which comedians get very drunk and attempt to tell historical tales. Read

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal the prank show involving two actors pretending to be royalty, is to return for a 2nd series. Read

Winston Churchill facts

Winston Churchill facts

Happy 140th birthday to Winston Churchill. Here's some funny videos which reveal 10 'facts' about him. View

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

Father Ted and Toast co-writer Arthur Mathews is developing a new BBC sitcom about bailiffs. Read

Richard Gadd interview

Richard Gadd interview

A discussion with 'troubled comedian' Richard Gadd about topics such as mining one's life for material. Read

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary has signed a two book deal with a publishing company to write children's novels. Read

Phoenix Nights to return

Phoenix Nights to return

Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. Read

My Mad Fat Diary S3

My Mad Fat Diary S3

The comedy drama about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems is to return. Read

British Comedy Awards

British Comedy Awards

Who do you think will win at the British Comedy Awards? Have a guess on our interactive website. Enter

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front chats to Richard Herring about some of her comedy acting roles in this episode of RHLSTP. Listen

Virtually Famous returns

Virtually Famous returns

E4 has commissioned 2 new series of panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on internet celebrities. Read