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Brian Pern to return for Series 3

Tuesday 30th June 2015 @ 10:18am

Brian Pern to return for Series 3 Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four.

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John Finnemore creates new Radio 4 series

Tuesday 30th June 2015 @ 9:52am

John Finnemore creates new Radio 4 series John Finnemore, the creator of hit sitcom Cabin Pressure, is working on a new series for Radio 4 called The John Finnemore Project.

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Miles Jupp is the new host of The News Quiz

Monday 29th June 2015 @ 8:18pm

Miles Jupp is the new host of The News Quiz Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz.

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Joanna Lumley developing new comedy show for Sky

Monday 29th June 2015 @ 2:52pm

Joanna Lumley developing new comedy show for Sky Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Few details are currently known, however the working title has been revealed as Harmony.

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The Missing Hancocks to return to Radio 4

Monday 29th June 2015 @ 2:26pm

The Missing Hancocks to return to Radio 4 Radio 4 has given the greenlight for five more lost Hancock's Half Hour episodes to be re-recorded for The Missing Hancocks series.

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David Walliams working on TV talent show sitcom

Monday 29th June 2015 @ 2:03pm

David Walliams working on TV talent show sitcom David Walliams is reportedly working on a sitcom based around a TV talent show, inspired in part by his work as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

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John Thomson to present Gold archive stand-up series

Thursday 25th June 2015 @ 1:11pm

John Thomson to present Gold archive stand-up series John Thomson, in character as Bernard Righton, will present a series on TV comedy channel Gold which will show archive footage from the world's best comedians.

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Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe set to become a global hit

Friday 19th June 2015 @ 11:17am

Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe set to become a global hit Catastrophe, the Channel 4 sitcom written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, has been sold to TV stations across the world.

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British Comedy Awards move to a new TV channel

Wednesday 17th June 2015 @ 8:53pm

British Comedy Awards move to a new TV channel It has been confirmed The British Comedy Awards are leaving Channel 4, with the ceremony set to be broadcast on a different station from this year.

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BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 open for applications

Tuesday 16th June 2015 @ 5:26pm

BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 open for applications The BBC Radio New Comedy Award, the competition which aims to locate future stand-up stars, is now open for 2015 entries.

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Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front to star in Radio 4 library sitcom

Thursday 11th June 2015 @ 2:56pm

Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front to star in Radio 4 library sitcom Radio 4 has given the greenlight to Shush!, a sitcom set in a library. The show is written by and stars Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front.

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Professor Brian Cox to host new BBC Two panel show pilot

Thursday 11th June 2015 @ 2:23pm

Professor Brian Cox to host new BBC Two panel show pilot BBC Two is to pilot Six Degrees, a new science-based comedy panel show. Professor Brian Cox will act as the host.

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Episodes to return for Series 5

Wednesday 10th June 2015 @ 9:41pm

Episodes to return for Series 5 American broadcaster Showtime has ordered Series 5 of Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan.

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CBeebies orders new comedy series Go Jetters and Spot Bots

Tuesday 9th June 2015 @ 10:55am

CBeebies orders new comedy series Go Jetters and Spot Bots BBC channel CBeebies is making Go Jetters and Spot Bots, two animated series which aim to teach children via the medium of comedy.

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E4 gives Drifters the green light for Series 3

Tuesday 9th June 2015 @ 10:27am

E4 gives Drifters the green light for Series 3 Drifters, the E4 sitcom about three young women struggling to find good jobs and boyfriends, is to return for a third series.

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New Pilots

Harmony

Harmony

Comedy format lead by Joanna Lumley. Guide

Six Degrees

Six Degrees

Panel show aiming to mix comedy and high science, hosted by Professor Brian Cox. Guide

Nina Conti Live

Nina Conti Live

Chat show pilot hosted by Nina Conti. Guide

Scumbags

Scumbags

'Edgy' comedy drama about four friends in their late twenties who have grown up together in the town of Basildon. Guide

Andrew O'Neill: Mindspiders

Andrew O'Neill: Mindspiders

A special performance of Andrew O'Neill's critically acclaimed show Mindspiders in preparation for a potential Radio 4 show. Guide

The Jonathan Ross Cookery Panel Show

The Jonathan Ross Cookery Panel Show

Comedy panel show based around 'the art of food, the skill of cooking and the enormous fun of eating'. Hosted by Jonathan Ross. Guide

Barbara Nice

Barbara Nice

TV sitcom based around Janice Connolly's character. Guide

Pants On Fire

Pants On Fire

Comedy entertainment show in which contestants must try and convince the audience they're telling the truth. Matt Richardson hosts. Guide

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