British Comedy Guide 2008 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2008.

August 2008

  1. Trio of British comedies to be broadcast in USA
    Tuesday 12th August 2008
  2. Sir Bill Cotton dies aged 80
    Monday 11th August 2008
  3. Fringe launches inquiry into box office problems
    Monday 11th August 2008
  4. Edinburgh Fringe 2008 officially begins
    Monday 4th August 2008
  5. Seven news stories
    Friday 1st August 2008
  6. BBC3 to launch multi-platform comedy drama
    Friday 1st August 2008

July 2008

  1. BBC releases new Dad's Army archive material
    Wednesday 30th July 2008
  2. BBC receives record fine from Ofcom
    Wednesday 30th July 2008
  3. Alan Carr stays at Channel 4 in £3m deal
    Monday 28th July 2008
  4. Seventh series of QI confirmed
    Saturday 26th July 2008
  5. Rory Bremner may be new Countdown host
    Friday 25th July 2008
  6. Both ITV1 and ITV2 to feature more comedy in 2009
    Thursday 24th July 2008
  7. E4 commissions all-woman sketch show
    Monday 21st July 2008
  8. Paul Eddington was hesitant about playing Hacker
    Sunday 20th July 2008
  9. Actor-turned-Mayor tries to lift Life of Brian ban
    Saturday 19th July 2008
  10. Lab Rats loses viewers
    Friday 18th July 2008
  11. Ricky Gervais' Extras nominated for Emmy awards
    Thursday 17th July 2008
  12. ITV2 commissions radio sitcom
    Thursday 17th July 2008
  13. Shooting Stars special confirmed
    Wednesday 16th July 2008
  14. Torquay comedy film festival - details
    Tuesday 15th July 2008
  15. Hancock actor Hugh Lloyd dies
    Tuesday 15th July 2008
  16. Comedy videos launch C4's online careers project
    Monday 14th July 2008
  17. Corden & Jones 25th most powerful in the media
    Monday 14th July 2008
  18. Secret Policeman's Ball to return
    Friday 11th July 2008
  19. Lab Rats viewed poorly by critics
    Friday 11th July 2008
  20. Modern TV comedy comes under fire
    Thursday 10th July 2008
  21. C4 reveals next Comedy Lab season
    Thursday 10th July 2008
  22. Kenton Allen to leave the BBC for Big Talk
    Thursday 10th July 2008
  23. BBC2 announces autumn comedy line-up
    Thursday 10th July 2008
  24. US names best 'underrated' UK comedies
    Tuesday 8th July 2008
  25. 'Allo 'Allo! returns to the stage
    Friday 4th July 2008
  26. Sacha Baron Cohen to play Sherlock Holmes
    Wednesday 2nd July 2008
  27. Hat Trick developing sitcom idea by Isabel Fay
    Wednesday 2nd July 2008

June 2008

  1. Mighty Boosh in possible product placement scandal
    Thursday 26th June 2008
  2. VisitBritain promoting British comedy tourism
    Wednesday 25th June 2008
  3. ITV orders a third series of Benidorm
    Monday 23rd June 2008
  4. ITV remakes American sitcom
    Thursday 19th June 2008
  5. Jessica Hynes wants to make Spaced movie
    Wednesday 11th June 2008
  6. Blackadder cast to discuss revival
    Tuesday 10th June 2008
  7. My Family actor Gabriel Thomson arrested
    Monday 9th June 2008
  8. Al Murray to stay at ITV with new sketch show
    Wednesday 4th June 2008
  9. ITV commission new Simon Nye pilot
    Tuesday 3rd June 2008
  10. New Fringe award dedicated to Malcolm Hardee
    Monday 2nd June 2008
  11. E4's Inbetweeners get second series
    Monday 2nd June 2008

May 2008

  1. Stephen Fry in America to be expanded
    Saturday 31st May 2008
  2. Mangan and Joly to star in travel series
    Thursday 29th May 2008
  3. Paul Merton new host of ITV blooper show
    Wednesday 28th May 2008
  4. Dad's Army cast to reunite for 40th birthday
    Wednesday 28th May 2008
  5. C4 re-orders Ponderland and looks to re-sign Carr
    Wednesday 28th May 2008
  6. Chris Rock breaks UK comedy audience record
    Saturday 24th May 2008
  7. TalkbackThames moves into web comedy
    Thursday 22nd May 2008
  8. Head of comedy at Channel Five quits
    Thursday 22nd May 2008
  9. Kris Marshall returns to stage after crash
    Saturday 17th May 2008
  10. Peep Show gets a 6th series
    Thursday 15th May 2008
  11. BBC Three commissions record label sitcom
    Wednesday 14th May 2008
  12. Have I Got News for You accused of sexism
    Tuesday 13th May 2008
  13. U.S. Spaced now unlikely to go ahead
    Tuesday 13th May 2008
  14. Down the Line and Russell Brand win Sony Awards
    Tuesday 13th May 2008
  15. Radio 4 comedy commissioning attacked
    Monday 12th May 2008
  16. Stephen Fry gives speech about the BBC
    Thursday 8th May 2008
  17. The IT Crowd wins prestigious Rose d'Or award
    Wednesday 7th May 2008
  18. The Royle Family may return
    Wednesday 7th May 2008

April 2008

  1. Kris Marshall in intensive care
    Monday 28th April 2008
  2. Genius given a full TV series
    Monday 28th April 2008
  3. Dodd to be immortalised in bronze
    Sunday 27th April 2008
  4. RIP Humphrey Lyttelton
    Friday 25th April 2008
  5. No plans to end Peep Show
    Friday 25th April 2008
  6. Two Pints series eight confirmed
    Monday 21st April 2008
  7. Monday news round-up: seven stories
    Monday 21st April 2008
  8. BAFTAs for Harry Hill, Gavin & Stacey, Fonejacker
    Sunday 20th April 2008
  9. Mitchell and Webb to make BBC Two sitcom
    Wednesday 16th April 2008
  10. Over 11 million watch Friday sitcoms
    Monday 14th April 2008
  11. Charlie Brooker moves into horror
    Monday 14th April 2008
  12. Jack Dee to write his memoirs
    Saturday 12th April 2008
  13. 2008 Sony Award nominees announced
    Thursday 10th April 2008
  14. Never Better and Roman's Empire to head Stateside
    Thursday 3rd April 2008

March 2008

  1. Benidorm makes strong return, Teenage Kicks slower
    Monday 31st March 2008
  2. BBC commissions nine new comedies
    Thursday 27th March 2008
  3. Croft and Perry to claim special BAFTA Craft award
    Wednesday 26th March 2008
  4. Comic play experiences power cut on opening night
    Wednesday 26th March 2008
  5. Peep Show 5 tops C4's 2008 schedule
    Wednesday 26th March 2008
  6. It Ain't Half Hot Mum features on Mastermind
    Monday 24th March 2008
  7. Summer Wine and Porridge actor Brian Wilde dies
    Thursday 20th March 2008
  8. Curse of Comedy lifts BBC4 to record high
    Thursday 20th March 2008
  9. On The Buses event announced
    Thursday 20th March 2008
  10. RTS awards for Boosh, QI, Fonejacker and others
    Thursday 20th March 2008
  11. Bafta shortlist revealed
    Tuesday 18th March 2008
  12. Gavin and Stacey 2 launches to great ratings
    Monday 17th March 2008
  13. Carry On London may be in cinemas by end of 2008
    Thursday 13th March 2008
  14. Steve Coogan returns to stand-up
    Wednesday 12th March 2008
  15. BBC launches College Of Comedy
    Tuesday 11th March 2008
  16. 'Allo 'Allo! invades Germany
    Monday 10th March 2008
  17. Gavin and Stacey go abroad
    Thursday 6th March 2008
  18. Mumbai Calling gets prime-time ITV1 series
    Tuesday 4th March 2008
  19. Royal Television Society (RTS) nominations
    Monday 3rd March 2008
  20. Peter Fincham set to expand ITV's comedy output?
    Saturday 1st March 2008

February 2008

  1. BBC's comedian notes uncovered - in depth
    Friday 29th February 2008
  2. Outnumbered to be remade in USA
    Friday 29th February 2008
  3. British Press Guild Award nominees announced
    Thursday 28th February 2008
  4. BBC radio announces more new comedies
    Wednesday 27th February 2008
  5. Vic and Bob working on new sitcom
    Wednesday 27th February 2008
  6. Basil Fawlty tops best put-downs list
    Tuesday 26th February 2008
  7. Moving Wallpaper gets a second series
    Monday 25th February 2008
  8. Tommy Cooper statue set to be unveiled
    Saturday 23rd February 2008
  9. BBC Three orders three more comedy pilots
    Thursday 21st February 2008
  10. BBC Two commissions full series of The Cup
    Wednesday 20th February 2008
  11. New newspaper satire in the works
    Thursday 14th February 2008
  12. Mighty Boosh film on the cards
    Wednesday 13th February 2008
  13. Honour for Jon Plowman
    Wednesday 13th February 2008
  14. The death of Derek Trotter
    Sunday 10th February 2008
  15. Caroline Aherne working on new comedy film
    Friday 8th February 2008
  16. Lenny Henry attacks lack of ethnic diversity on TV
    Friday 8th February 2008
  17. BBC announces new comedy writing scheme
    Thursday 7th February 2008
  18. C4 to show 'new hero' comedian documentaries
    Wednesday 6th February 2008
  19. Collins and Herring launch new podcast series
    Friday 1st February 2008

January 2008

  1. Russell Brand in new radio controversy
    Wednesday 30th January 2008
  2. South Bank Show rewards Gavin and Stacey
    Tuesday 29th January 2008
  3. Radio sitcom Hut 33 gets a second series
    Tuesday 29th January 2008
  4. TV Burp gets record ratings
    Monday 28th January 2008
  5. TV satirists escape Madeleine McCann censure
    Monday 28th January 2008
  6. Broadcast Awards winners 2008
    Thursday 24th January 2008
  7. Guardian Readers vote for favourite shows
    Wednesday 23rd January 2008
  8. New sitcom role for Gavin and Stacey star
    Wednesday 23rd January 2008
  9. New BBC Three season - full details
    Tuesday 22nd January 2008
  10. Thank God You're Here still struggling for ratings
    Monday 21st January 2008
  11. Writers' Guild announces sitcom discussion
    Monday 21st January 2008
  12. The British Sitcom Guide 2007 Awards announced
    Monday 21st January 2008
  13. BBC give After You've Gone a 2009 series too
    Thursday 17th January 2008
  14. UKTV Gold to search for funniest comedy decade
    Thursday 17th January 2008
  15. Armando Iannucci to make political satire film
    Thursday 17th January 2008
  16. RDF changes the focus of its new comedy website
    Wednesday 16th January 2008
  17. Viewers back Chris Langham interview
    Wednesday 16th January 2008
  18. Latest audience ratings
    Monday 14th January 2008
  19. Extras wins Golden Globe award
    Monday 14th January 2008
  20. Chris Morris reveals terrorism film plan
    Sunday 13th January 2008
  21. Public want Only Fools and Horses to return
    Friday 11th January 2008
  22. Chris Langham attempts TV comeback
    Sunday 6th January 2008
  23. Free Agents looks set for a full series
    Friday 4th January 2008
  24. Flanimals to be made into a film
    Friday 4th January 2008