List Of Comedies By Year

Here is the history of British comedy, sorted by the year shows were first broadcast...

Puppy Love

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included Puppy Love (pictured), Arena: Whatever Happened To Spitting Image?, Andy Parsons: Slacktivist and Porridge: Inside Out.

The Meaning Of Monty Python

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included The Meaning Of Monty Python (pictured), Ambassadors, Jo Brand's Great Wall Of Comedy and Richard Briers: A Tribute.

Jimmy Carr: Being Funny

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Jimmy Carr: Being Funny (pictured), Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners, The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas and The Rubberbandits.

Class Dismissed

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Class Dismissed (pictured), Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s, Comedy Kings - Best Of Just For Laughs and Epic Win.

Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels (pictured), La La Land, This Is Jinsy and Bremner, Bird And Fortune: The Daily Wind Up.

Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas (pictured), The Justin Lee Collins Show, Mister Eleven and Grouchy Young Men.

Comedy Live Presents: Russell Brand And Friends

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Comedy Live Presents: Russell Brand And Friends (pictured), Beautiful People, Comedy Classics and The Cup.

Other People

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Other People (pictured), It's Adam And Shelley, Be More Ethnic and Learners.

Rich Hall's Cattle Drive

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Rich Hall's Cattle Drive (pictured), Strutter, The Message and How To Be Science Fiction.

Love Soup

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Love Soup (pictured), Don't Watch That Watch This, Nathan Barley and Arena: Galton And Simpson.

Doc Martin

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Doc Martin (pictured), Sex, Secrets & Frankie Howerd, Green Wing and Director's Commentary.

30 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included 30 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine (pictured), The Young Visiters, Life Beyond The Box and Ali G In Da USAiii.

The Last Chancers

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included The Last Chancers (pictured), Snoddy, Cruise Of The Gods and TV To Go.

The Office

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included The Office (pictured), Bedtime, The Kumars At No. 42 and Renegades Of Magina.

Cinderella

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Cinderella (pictured), Bill Owen: A Tribute, Perfect World and The Brian Conley Show.

High Hopes

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included High Hopes (pictured), Harry And Cosh, Coming Soon and Ladies And Gentlemen Jo Brand.

The Royle Family

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Royle Family (pictured), A Many Splintered Thing, Heartburn Hotel and Bob Monkhouse On Campus.

Jo Brand: Like It Or Lump It

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Jo Brand: Like It Or Lump It (pictured), A Prince Among Men, My Dad's A Boring Nerd and Pilgrim's Rest.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Buzzcocks (pictured), Gayle's World, Jeff Green - Live and Lenny Henry Gets Wild.

Game On

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Game On (pictured), Jack And Jeremy's Police 4, A Very Open Prison and Julia Jekyll And Harriet Hyde.

All Night Long

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included All Night Long (pictured), Law And Disorder, Which Way To The War and The Honeymoon's Over.

Bonjour La Classe

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Bonjour La Classe (pictured), Sooty & Co., Freddie Starr and Full Stretch.

The Jack Dee Show

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included The Jack Dee Show (pictured), The Pall Bearer's Revue, Rowan Atkinson Live and Sean's Show.

The Brittas Empire

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included The Brittas Empire (pictured), A Slight Hitch, Gone To The Dogs and FLIP.

The Upper Hand

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included The Upper Hand (pictured), Nightingales, Dunrulin' and No Job For A Lady.

Ball-Trap On The Côte Sauvage

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Ball-Trap On The Côte Sauvage (pictured), About Face, Sob Sisters and Absolutely.

Colin's Sandwich

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Colin's Sandwich (pictured), The Importance Of Being Earnest, John Wells And The Three Wise Men and Coppers And Co!.

Filthy Rich & Catflap

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Filthy Rich & Catflap (pictured), Morecambe & Wise On Stage, The Beiderbecke Tapes and Joe Longthorne Entertains.

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included A Bit Of Fry & Laurie (pictured), Brush Strokes, The Two Of Us and Langley Bottom.

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (pictured), Favourite Things: Les Dawson, Girls On Top and Marjorie And Men.

Dream Stuffing

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Dream Stuffing (pictured), Round And Round, The Hello Goodbye Man and Singles.

Just Good Friends

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Just Good Friends (pictured), Blackadder, Michael Barrymore and Red Monarch.

Alas Smith & Jones

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Alas Smith & Jones (pictured), Clock On, Horace and O.T.T..

That Beryl Marston...!

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included That Beryl Marston...! (pictured), Stainless Steel And The Star Spies, Honky Tonk Heroes and Only Fools And Horses.

The Sun Trap

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included The Sun Trap (pictured), An Audience With..., Jon, Brian, Kirsti And Jon and Chopsticks.

Minder

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Minder (pictured), The Knowledge, Terry & June and Cannon And Ball.

Grand Slam

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Grand Slam (pictured), And Now The Good News, Billy Connolly In Concert and The Kenny Everett Video Show.

Just William

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Just William (pictured), No Appointment Necessary, Maggie - It's Me! and To Be Perfectly Frank.

Ripping Yarns

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Ripping Yarns (pictured), The Ghosts Of Motley Hall, Tom, Dick And Harry and Yanks Go Home.

Cilla's Comedy Six

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Cilla's Comedy Six (pictured), Cooper, The Les Dawson Show and The Last Of The Best Men.

Don't Drink The Water

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Don't Drink The Water (pictured), Perils Of Pendragon, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and It's Only Me - Whoever I Am.

Open All Hours

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Open All Hours (pictured), Sir Yellow, The Rescue and Frankie Howerd In Ulster.

Clochemerle

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Clochemerle (pictured), But Seriously - It's Sheila Hancock, My Wife Next Door and Scoop.

Romany Jones

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included Romany Jones (pictured), The Fenn Street Gang, Kindly Leave The Kerb and Marty Abroad.

The Lovers

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Lovers (pictured), Beyond Belief, Making Whoopee and Dick Emery's Grand Prix.

Ours Is A Nice House

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Ours Is A Nice House (pictured), The Gnomes Of Dulwich, Des O'Connor On Stage and The Valley Express.

The Morecambe & Wise Show

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included The Morecambe & Wise Show (pictured), The Ronnie Barker Playhouse, Dad's Army and Goodbye Again.

Doddy's Music Box

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Doddy's Music Box (pictured), Gentleman Jim, Vacant Lot and Blandings Castle.

George And The Dragon

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included George And The Dragon (pictured), The Maladjusted Busker, The Reluctant Romeo and Mild And Bitter.

Pardon The Expression

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Pardon The Expression (pictured), The Airbase, Betsy Mae and Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Frankie Howerd

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd (pictured), A World Of His Own, The Mascot and Blackpool Night Out.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), Home From Home, Corrigan Blake and Marriage Lines.

That Was The Week That Was

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included That Was The Week That Was (pictured), Two Of A Kind, At The Drop Of A Hat and Dial RIX.

The Rag Trade

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Rag Trade (pictured), Lunch In The Park, The Private Lives Of Edward Whiteley and Ask Mr Pastry.

Our House

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Our House (pictured), The Dickie Henderson Show, Don't Do It, Dempsey! and Leave It To Pastry.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Tell It To The Marines, Don't Tell Father and The Young Lady From London.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), The Randall Touch, Caxton's Tales and After Hours.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), The Dickie Henderson Show, Living It Up and Cooper (Or Life With Tommy).

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Abigail And Roger, The Adventures Of Aggie and Nathaniel Titlark.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Sunday Night At The London Palladium (pictured), Here And Now, Curtains For Harry and Love And Kisses.

Fast And Loose

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Fast And Loose (pictured), Emney Enterprises, Just Sally and Mr Pastry's Spicy Life.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School, Janet Brown and Free And Easy.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included A Flight Of Fancy, Frankie Howerd's Korean Party and Reg Varney.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included April Fool's Day, These Are The Days and Mr Pastry's Holiday Show.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Don't Look Now, Innocents Abroad and Joyce Grenfell.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included How Do You View?, Family Affairs and Cuckoo College.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included La Vie Cambridgeienne, Birds Of A Feather and At Home.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included Merry-Go-Round, Going Places and The Handle Bar.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1946. New shows launched this year included Pinwright's Progress (pictured), Ballet 'How', Paging You and The Village Store.

1940 - 1945

Word War II resulted in the fledgling BBC Television Service shutting down. There was no TV at all between 1940 - 1945. BBC Home Service radio continued to be broadcast during this period and some films were released, however we have not yet established what, if any, new comedy programming was made during this period.

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1939

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1939. New shows launched this year included Take Two Eggs, Ronald Frankau and Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Comedy Cabaret, Light Relief and Byng-Ho!.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included The Disorderly Room, Olive Fox and Cyril Fletcher.

Claude Dampier

1936

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1936. New shows launched this year included Claude Dampier (pictured).

Pre 1936

The BBC's Television Service started in 1936, before this time broadcast comedy only came in the form of movies and the radio (BBC National Programme). Because of a lack of recordings and paperwork for this period, we have not begun to research what comedy was broadcast in these pre-TV days yet.

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2015. Read

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's Fringe show is all about how he was in a double act with Jack Whitehall. He got a surprise. Watch

SYTYF? competition results

SYTYF? competition results

Luca Cupani has been named as the winner of the 2015 So You Think You're Funny? competition final. Read

The Making Of Dad's Army

The Making Of Dad's Army

The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read

The Bun Club

The Bun Club

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

As sketch group Daphne get nominated for the Foster's Award, Chris Head detects stirrings in the world of sketch. Read

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a new BBC Four documentary. Read

Crimes Against Comedy

Crimes Against Comedy

In this exclusive photoshoot, some of the comedians at the Fringe reveal what their final gig request would be. View

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Watch the moment that comic magician Neil Henry proposes to his girlfriend on stage via a trick. Watch

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Watch the moment comedian The Wee Man gives serial stage invader Lee Nelson a taste of his own medicine. Watch

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 has ordered four shows: Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. Read

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman & Julian Barratt. Read

Malcolm Hardee nominees

Malcolm Hardee nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have been announced. Read

Cold Feet revival rumours

Cold Feet revival rumours

ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular comedy drama about three Manchester couples. Read

BBC axes House Of Fools

BBC axes House Of Fools

House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series. Read

Top 10 Fringe jokes

Top 10 Fringe jokes

A joke about mobile phones, written by comedian Darren Walsh, has been named the best Edinburgh Fringe joke. Top 10

Bad Robots Series 2

Bad Robots Series 2

Ben Spiteri, the writer-producer of Bad Robots, talks about creating Series 2. Read

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

Si Hawkins meets the activist comic Mark Thomas in a clandestine Edinburgh bar to talk about his new show. Read

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd has been named the winner of The Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

Blackadder revival rumours

Blackadder revival rumours

Sir Tony Robinson has given one of the strongest hints yet about a possible Blackadder revival. Read

Andrew Lawrence sitcom

Andrew Lawrence sitcom

Andrew Lawrence is to star in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom, There Is No Escape, alongside Diane Morgan. Read

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

TV channel Gold has commissioned a one-off hour long comedy drama starring Catherine Tate and Miles Jupp. Read

Comedy Poster Awards

Comedy Poster Awards

Michael Stranney and Olaf Falafel have won the Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards 2015 prize for marketing: View

John Finnemore stage show

John Finnemore stage show

Radio 4 star John Finnemore has announced a two week run of a new live stage show in London. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey is taking part in C4 series Time Crashers. He admits he found it hard to film: Read

Steen Raskopoulos interview

Steen Raskopoulos interview

Steen Raskopoulos talks to BCG about playing John Mahogany in BBC Three's spoof police drama Top Coppers. Read

Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

Comedy actor Stephen Lewis, best known for playing Inspector Blake in On The Buses, has died. Read

Darren Walsh puns

Darren Walsh puns

Darren Walsh has created puns for over 180 of the comedians performing at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Read

The Wrestling 2015

The Wrestling 2015

Preview videos for the 2015 comedy wrestling battle due to take place at the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch

George Lewis wins award

George Lewis wins award

Stand-up comic George Lewis has been named as the winner of the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off competition. Read

David Nobbs dies aged 80

David Nobbs dies aged 80

Reginald Perrin creator David Nobbs has died at the age of 80. Many comedy stars have paid tribute to his talents. Read

Abigoliah Schamaun posters

Abigoliah Schamaun posters

Somehow Abigoliah Schamaun's Fringe posters are already plastered with good reviews. Mmm... Read

Amused Moose finalists

Amused Moose finalists

The 9 comedians involved in Amused Moose Comedy's Laugh Off Final introduce themselves in this interview. Read

Life After Sketch

Life After Sketch

The Beta Males are embarking on solo ventures this year's Edinburgh Fringe. We hear from each of them. Read

2 more Dave Gorman series

2 more Dave Gorman series

Dave has commissioned a fourth and fifth series of Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish, ahead of Series 3. Read

Holy Grail 40th anniversary

Holy Grail 40th anniversary

Monty Python And The Holy Grail is to be re-released in October for its 40th anniversary. Read

Gordon the Gopher returns

Gordon the Gopher returns

Phillip Schofield's former sidekick Gordon the Gopher is the star of a new online comedy pilot. Read

George Cole dies aged 90

George Cole dies aged 90

Actor George Cole, best known as Minder's Arthur Daley and St. Trinian's Flash Harry, has died aged 90. Read

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read

Taskmaster interviews

Taskmaster interviews

The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read

Crackanory - Series 3

Crackanory - Series 3

Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop. Read

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of Hank Zipzer. Read

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read

You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read

Reading & Leeds preview

Reading & Leeds preview

Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read

Bluestone 42 ends

Bluestone 42 ends

The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that the sitcom has ended. Read

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show, are making a series for Radio 4. Read

Who has the best poster?

Who has the best poster?

You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read

Big School ends

Big School ends

Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a sketch show. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen

Greg James interview

Greg James interview

Radio 1 DJ Greg James talks to BCG about how proud he is to have written his own BBC sitcom pilot. Read

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats, the main two characters in BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing, talk to BCG: Read

Yonderland interview

Yonderland interview

The cast of Yonderland talk about the return of the fantasy comedy series, and the labels put on their show. Read

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Writer Andrew Mettam lists out seven reasons why his sitcom pilot Fishbowl is great, but he can't take credit. Read

New sitcom Rovers

New sitcom Rovers

Sky1 is making Rovers, a sitcom set in the clubhouse of a lower league football club. Sue Johnston stars. Read

Agatha Raisin to return

Agatha Raisin to return

Ashley Jensen will return to Sky1 for 8 more episodes of Agatha Raisin, the show based MC Beaton's books. Read

Very British Problems on TV

Very British Problems on TV

The popular Twitter feed 'Very British Problems' has been given a three-part TV series by Channel 4. Read

The Brittas Empire returns

The Brittas Empire returns

Chris Barrie has revealed that a new episode of the leisure centre sitcom The Brittas Empire is being written. Read

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Channel 4 has ordered Look Into My Eyes, a comedic prank show starring 21 year-old hypnotist Archie Manners. Read

Shirley Ghostman is back

Shirley Ghostman is back

Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October. Read

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five British sitcom pilots for free. Read

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four. Read

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore, the creator of Cabin Pressure, is working on a series called The John Finnemore Project. Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz when it returns. Read

Not Safe For Work interviews

Not Safe For Work interviews

The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Thought to be a sitcom, the title is Harmony. Read

Missing Hancocks to return

Missing Hancocks to return

Radio 4 has given the greenlight for five more lost Hancock's Half Hour episodes to be re-recorded this July. Read

David Walliams sitcom

David Walliams sitcom

David Walliams is reportedly working on a sitcom based around a TV talent show, inspired by Britain's Got Talent. Read

Bernard Righton's Gold show

Bernard Righton's Gold show

John Thomson, in character as Bernard Righton, will present an archive stand-up show on TV channel Gold. Read

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney, the star of My Mad Fat Diary, talks about the final series of the comedy drama. Read

Work in progress gigs

Work in progress gigs

Si Hawkins explains why he often enjoys work-in-progress stand-up gigs more than the resultant polished tour show. Read

Catastrophe a global hit

Catastrophe a global hit

Catastrophe, the sitcom created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, has been sold to TV stations across the world. Read

Gein's Family Giftshop

Gein's Family Giftshop

Sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop talk to BCG ahead of recording their first radio series. Get free tickets too: Read

Comedy Awards to move

Comedy Awards to move

It has been confirmed The British Comedy Awards are leaving Channel 4, to move to a new network this December. Read

Nick Frost's memoir

Nick Frost's memoir

Nick Frost's is writing a book about his life. Truths, Half Truths and Utter Bullshit will be released in October. Read

Hoff The Record blog

Hoff The Record blog

What's it like working on a sitcom with David Hasselhoff? Here's a blog from Hoff The Record actor Fergus Craig: Read

Mind reading and comedy

Mind reading and comedy

Mind-reading performer Colin Cloud explains how the worlds of 'people reading' and comedy are similar. Read

Julie Bower: So Awkward

Julie Bower: So Awkward

Julie Bower, the creator of new CBBC sitcom So Awkward, talks about how the show was developed. Read

10 first date checks

10 first date checks

Maddy Anholt provides a checklist of the top ten things you need to know about your possible future spouse. Read

Shush! comes to Radio 4

Shush! comes to Radio 4

Radio 4 is making Shush!, a sitcom set in a library. The show will star Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front. Read

Prof Brian Cox panel show

Prof Brian Cox panel show

BBC Two is to pilot Six Degrees, a science-based comedy panel show. Professor Brian Cox will host it. Read

RHLSTP with Bob Mortimer

RHLSTP with Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer is the first guest on the new series of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Listen

Episodes Series 5

Episodes Series 5

Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, gets another series. Read

CBeebies orders 2 comedies

CBeebies orders 2 comedies

CBeebies is making Go Jetters and Spot Bots, two animated series which aim to teach children via sketches. Read

Drifters gets a 3rd series

Drifters gets a 3rd series

Drifters, the E4 sitcom about three young women struggling to find good jobs, is to return for a third series. Read

Raised By Wolves Series 2

Raised By Wolves Series 2

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Caitlin and Caroline Moran's sitcom Raised By Wolves. Read

Angela Barnes radio series

Angela Barnes radio series

Radio 4 has ordered a four-part stand-up series from 2011 BBC New Comedy Award winner Angela Barnes. Read

So On & So Forth interview

So On & So Forth interview

An interview with So On & So Forth, the comedy group behind the new Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Safeword for ITV2

Safeword for ITV2

Rick Edwards will host new ITV2 panel show Safeword with team captains Katherine Ryan & David Morgan. Read

Paul O'Grady interview

Paul O'Grady interview

Paul O'Grady, who is presenting Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, talks about how he knew the star. Read

Doc Martin US remake

Doc Martin US remake

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman is developing a US adaptation of hit ITV comedy drama Doc Martin. Read

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack talks about the future of his hit BBC sitcom Not Going Out in this honest and open in-depth interview. Read

Brotherhood cast interview

Brotherhood cast interview

The cast of Brotherhood, including Sarah Hadland, Johnny Flynn and Ellie Taylor, talk about the show. Read

Croft & Pearce interview

Croft & Pearce interview

Ahead of the recording of their debut Radio 4 series, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce talk to BCG: Read

Festival booker interview

Festival booker interview

We talk to Tania Harrison, the comedy booker for Latitude Festival about the event's comedy plans. Read

Greg Davies interview

Greg Davies interview

Comedy giant Greg Davies talks about what's coming up in the second series of his hit sitcom, Man Down. Read

Del Boy's autobiography

Del Boy's autobiography

Ebury will publish the autobiography of Peckham businessman Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in October. Read

Antiques shop sitcom Bull

Antiques shop sitcom Bull

UKTV Gold is to film Bull, a new studio audience sitcom about a man who runs an antiques shop. Read

New sitcom Marley's Ghosts

New sitcom Marley's Ghosts

UKTV channel Gold has ordered Marley's Ghosts, a 3-part sitcom about a woman who can speak to the dead. Read

Gold making Henry IX sitcom

Gold making Henry IX sitcom

Porridge writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have written Henry IX, a new sitcom for UKTV Gold. Read

Vicious 2 interviews

Vicious 2 interviews

The cast of Vicious talk about the return of the sitcom, and how the topic of gay marriage crops up in the show. Read

Buzzcocks axed

Buzzcocks axed

BBC Two has decided to end Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 18 years and 28 series on air. Read

Trigger Happy TV to return

Trigger Happy TV to return

Channel 4 has confirmed it is in talks to bring back Dom Joly's hidden camera comedy format Trigger Happy TV. Read

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili discusses his acclaimed war documentary, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings... Read

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return for a third series. Greg Davies & Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

The BBC has announced six new pilots - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez. Read

Frog and Bucket plaque

Frog and Bucket plaque

The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read

John Moloney interview

John Moloney interview

John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit is different nowadays. Read

Williams & Hancock show

Williams & Hancock show

A preview of Seriously Funny, a play at The Museum Of Comedy about Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. Read

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

In this article, comedy performer Inder Manocha discusses how ethnic comedy relates to the mainstream. Read

Trollied gets a Series 5

Trollied gets a Series 5

Sky1 sitcom Trollied will be back for a fifth series, star Jason Watkins (aka store manager Gavin) has confirmed. Read

'Making it' in comedy

'Making it' in comedy

Barry Ferns writes on the topic of what it means to 'make it' in comedy. Think carefully about your end goals. Read

Whose Line? is coming back

Whose Line? is coming back

Some of the stars of hit 1990s TV format Whose Line Is It Anyway? are reuniting for a series of live shows in London. Read

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

The winners of the BAFTA TV Awards 2015 have been revealed, including Jessica Hynes and Detectorists. Read

Not Going Out will return!

Not Going Out will return!

Lee Mack has revealed that his hit sitcom Not Going Out has not ended. It will return for a Christmas special. Read

Crims dropped by BBC Three

Crims dropped by BBC Three

BBC Three sitcom Crims has been dropped after just one series, the broadcaster has confirmed. Read

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park and Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep, are making Early Man. Read

No Offence interviews

No Offence interviews

A guide to No Offence, the police-based comedy drama from the creator of Shameless. Lots more info: Read

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell talks about comedy and politics, as he prepares to co-host Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Read

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter is off on a tour of the UK. In this interview he talks about contrived outrage, and more: Read

Tom Davis interview

Tom Davis interview

We talk to comedy actor Tom Davis about his funny new improvised comedy series for BBC3, Murder In Successville. Read

Pub Landlord interview

Pub Landlord interview

We talk to the Pub Landlord as his drive for electoral victory comes to a head. Will he be voted in as an MP? Read

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Good news. Dave has ordered two more new series of the cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, to air in 2016 and 2017. Read

Want to date a comedian?

Want to date a comedian?

Comedian Maddy Anholt explains her 2015 Fringe show, and how you could take her out on a date. Read

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

A host of stand-up stars are to perform at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London. Read

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Top stand-up Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton discusses the reaction to the second series of Inside No. 9 and his hopes for a third series. Read

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP says comments made about Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You have been biased against him. Read

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Irish sketch comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog list out some of the cultural differences between Britain and Ireland. Read