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Lost Voice Guy wins BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Wednesday 17th December 2014 @ 4:57pm

Lost Voice Guy wins BBC New Comedy Award 2014 Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014.

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British Comedy Awards 2014 results

Tuesday 16th December 2014 @ 8:15pm

British Comedy Awards 2014 results The full results of The British Comedy Awards 2014 are here. Click through to find out who won the King or Queen category, and more.

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Channel 4 commission sci-fi sitcom pilot Space Ark

Friday 12th December 2014 @ 1:56pm

Channel 4 commission sci-fi sitcom pilot Space Ark Channel 4 has commissioned Space Ark, a sitcom pilot about life on board a spaceship that escapes Earth before the planet is destroyed.

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Boomers and Citizen Khan get another series

Thursday 11th December 2014 @ 11:11am

Boomers and Citizen Khan get another series It has been confirmed that BBC One sitcoms Boomers and Citizen Khan will both return for another series, as the BBC outlines its plans for comedy in 2015.

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Olivia Colman to star in Channel 4 sitcom Flowers

Wednesday 10th December 2014 @ 10:06am

Olivia Colman to star in Channel 4 sitcom Flowers Olivia Colman and Julian Barrett are to star in Flowers, a new sitcom pilot about "the ultimate dysfunctional family".

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Gold to show Bob Monkhouse documentary series

Tuesday 9th December 2014 @ 9:43am

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

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Toast Of London to return for Series 3

Monday 8th December 2014 @ 8:13pm

Toast Of London to return for Series 3 Channel 4 has ordered a third series of Toast Of London, its hit new comedy series starring Matt Berry.

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John Henshaw and Mark Benton star in Educating Yorkshire spoof

Monday 8th December 2014 @ 11:25am

John Henshaw and Mark Benton star in Educating Yorkshire spoof Early Doors stars John Henshaw and Mark Benton are amongst the cast for Educating Bitchfield, a sitcom pilot spoofing Educating Yorkshire.

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Comedy Central orders Drunk History series

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 @ 12:50pm

Comedy Central orders Drunk History series Jimmy Carr will narrate a new Comedy Central series in which comedians get very drunk and attempt to recount stories from history.

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Almost Royal to return for a second series

Monday 1st December 2014 @ 8:45pm

Almost Royal to return for a second series Almost Royal, the prank show in which two British actors fool the American public into thinking they're minor royals, is to return for a second series.

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Arthur Mathews developing new bailiffs sitcom

Friday 28th November 2014 @ 7:49pm

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

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Phoenix Nights to return as a stage show

Thursday 27th November 2014 @ 1:48pm

Phoenix Nights to return as a stage show Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. The cast will appear for two weeks at the Manchester Arena.

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My Mad Fat Diary back for third series

Wednesday 26th November 2014 @ 7:40pm

My Mad Fat Diary back for third series Teenage comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary, about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems, will return for a third series.

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E4's Virtually Famous to return for two new series

Wednesday 26th November 2014 @ 4:47pm

E4's Virtually Famous to return for two new series E4 has today announced that it has commissioned a further two series of its comedy panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on the world of internet celebrity.

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Mayall, Miranda and Hill amongst BBC festive highlights

Tuesday 25th November 2014 @ 12:20pm

Mayall, Miranda and Hill amongst BBC festive highlights The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda and the documentary Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule.

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New Pilots

Best Behaviour

Best Behaviour

A panel show for Radio 4, devoted to clarifying the rules for modern life. Hosted by Holly Walsh. Guide

Space Ark

Space Ark

Sitcom pilot about a crew living on a spaceship that managed to escape Earth before it was destroyed. Guide

Flowers

Flowers

Comedy about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. Stars Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt. Guide

Educating Bitchfield

Educating Bitchfield

Sitcom spoof of the Education Yorkshire school documentary series. Guide

Sheriffs

Sheriffs

Sitcom about a group of bailiffs, by Arthur Mathews. Guide

Meme, Myself & I

Meme, Myself & I

A new format hosted by Tom Rosenthal, based on social media and our online habits. Guide

Benchmark

Benchmark

Comedy quiz show pilot hosted by Paddy McGuinness. Guide

Very British Problems

Very British Problems

TV series based on the @SoVeryBritish Twitter feed. Guide

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