British Comedy Guide

The British Comedy Society

The British Comedy Society

The British Comedy Society is dedicated to preserving and fostering the tradition of British comedy. We organise blue plaques, awards and charitable fundraising events in honour of the greatest successes of British comedy.

Blue Plaques

The primary activity of The British Comedy Society - formerly The Dead Comics Society - is to arrange, install and dedicate blue plaques honouring the lives and work of influential names within the world of British comedy. To date, the following plaques have been unveiled by the society.

Subject Date Location
The Dead Comics Society
Peter Sellers September 1991 10 Muswell Hill Road, London N6
Tony Hancock May 1992 10 Grey Close, London NW11
Arthur Haynes October 1992 Hanger Lane, London
Sid James October 1992 35 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5
Charlie Chaplin August 1993 39 Methley Street, London SE11
Benny Hill August 1993 1-2 Queen's Gate, London SW7
Frankie Howerd OBE May 1993 27 Edwardes Square, London W8
Kenneth Williams May 1994 Marlborough House, London NW1
Arthur Lowe 1994 Maida Avenue, London W2
John Le Mesurier 1994 Baron's Keep, London W14
The British Comedy Society
Gerald Thomas April 1995 Pinewood Studios
Ralph Thomas April 1995 Pinewood Studios
Sid James August 1995 35 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5
(Re-dedication following theft)
Billy Cotton October 1995 Shepherd's Bush Empire
The Doctor Films April 1996 Pinewood Studios
The Palace Theatre, Manchester 1996 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1
Norman Wisdom June 1997 Pinewood Studios
Charles Hawtrey
(Carry On 40th Anniversary)
April 1998 Pinewood Studios
Hattie Jacques
(Carry On 40th Anniversary)
April 1998 Pinewood Studios
Sid James
(Carry On 40th Anniversary)
April 1998 Pinewood Studios
Kenneth Williams
(Carry On 40th Anniversary)
April 1998 Pinewood Studios
Last Of The Summer Wine 11 October 1998 Pinewood Studios
Are You Being Served? June 1999 Elstree Studios
Man About The House June 1999 Elstree Studios
On The Buses June 1999 Elstree Studios
Morecambe & Wise 26 September 1999 Pinewood Studios
Betty E. Box OBE January 2000 Pinewood Studios
Peter Rogers January 2000 Pinewood Studios
Peter Sellers July 2000 Elstree Studios
Bernard Bresslaw April 2001 Pinewood Studios
Peter Butterworth April 2001 Pinewood Studios
Kenneth Connor April 2001 Pinewood Studios
Terry Scott April 2001 Pinewood Studios
Genevieve
Dinah Sheridan and Darracq & Spyker Vehicles
April 2001 Pinewood Studios
40 Years of Humour in the James Bond Films 3 November 2002 Pinewood Studios
Joan Sims October 2004 Pinewood Studios
Larry Grayson May 2006 Shepherd's Bush Empire
James Robertson Justice 2 March 2008 Pinewood Studios
My Family 100th Episode July 2008 Pinewood Studios
Carry On Writing!
Honour Board to Writers and Composers
13 September 2009 Pinewood Studios
Harry Worth 20 July 2010 47 Fitzwilliam Street, Barnsley S74
Kenneth Williams 5 September 2010 New Diorama Theatre, London NW1
(New plaque upon demolition of previous location)
Jack Douglas May 2011 Pinewood Studios
Graham Chapman September 2012 Angel Inn, Highgate, London N6
Ray Galton & Alan Simpson 1 July 2013 Milford Sanatorium, Guildford, Surrey
Kenny Everett 14 September 2013 91 Lexham Gardens, London W8
Richard Briers CBE 1 November 2015 2 Pepys Court, Worple Road, Raynes Park, London SW20