British Comedy Guide 2010 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2010.

December 2010

  1. Comedy producer John Lloyd amongst New Year's Honours
    Friday 31st December 2010
  2. Come Fly With Me most watched comedy of 2010
    Sunday 26th December 2010
  3. Ross Noble releases unseen material on YouTube for free
    Sunday 26th December 2010
  4. Channel 4 orders two more series of Peep Show
    Thursday 16th December 2010
  5. Michael McIntyre is new Britain's Got Talent judge
    Tuesday 14th December 2010
  6. New UK comedy film festival announced
    Tuesday 14th December 2010
  7. Adrian Chiles to present new topical ITV comedy show
    Friday 10th December 2010
  8. T4 presenter Rick Edwards to star in new Tom Basden sitcom
    Thursday 9th December 2010
  9. Katie Price takes action over Frankie Boyle gags
    Thursday 9th December 2010
  10. Royal Albert Hall to host new series of comedy gigs
    Thursday 9th December 2010
  11. Josh Widdicombe wins FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010
    Tuesday 7th December 2010
  12. BBC orders two more series of Russell Howard's hit show
    Tuesday 7th December 2010
  13. Horrible Histories to be remade for adult audience
    Sunday 5th December 2010
  14. Bill Bailey says he was 'sidelined' from Buzzcocks
    Thursday 2nd December 2010
  15. Victoria Wood's stand-up comeback to be aired on Sky
    Thursday 2nd December 2010
  16. Alan Partridge web series up for award
    Wednesday 1st December 2010

November 2010

  1. Misfits up for three Broadcast Awards
    Tuesday 30th November 2010
  2. Loaded LAFTAS 2011 nominees announced
    Tuesday 30th November 2010
  3. Britain's Got Talent impressionist gets ITV show
    Friday 26th November 2010
  4. Marcus Brigstocke to host new history panel show
    Friday 26th November 2010
  5. E4 orders another series of PhoneShop
    Thursday 25th November 2010
  6. CBBC to launch new format to showcase circuit acts
    Wednesday 24th November 2010
  7. Lee Mack developing new Saturday night BBC1 show
    Tuesday 23rd November 2010
  8. BBC announces Christmas 2010 line-up
    Monday 22nd November 2010
  9. Getting On and Mark Steel amongst Writers Guild winners
    Monday 22nd November 2010
  10. Jason Manford quits One Show after further tabloid stories
    Friday 19th November 2010
  11. BBC commissions improv show from Mock The Week creators
    Thursday 18th November 2010
  12. BBC commissions 7th series of Ideal
    Wednesday 17th November 2010
  13. Absolutely Fabulous to return?
    Tuesday 9th November 2010
  14. Bill Bailey to host new British Comedy Awards chat show
    Monday 8th November 2010
  15. Joanna Page to host new BBC3 comedy pilot
    Monday 8th November 2010
  16. Roy Hudd to star in new Radio 2 show
    Monday 8th November 2010
  17. Argumental facing the axe?
    Saturday 6th November 2010
  18. Jason Manford in Twitter 'sex message' tabloid story
    Friday 5th November 2010
  19. New series of Red Dwarf in development for 2011
    Thursday 4th November 2010
  20. Dawn French hints that Vicar Of Dibley could return
    Thursday 4th November 2010
  21. Noel Fielding says Simon Amstell 'ruined' Buzzcocks
    Thursday 4th November 2010
  22. Lost Pete and Dud sound recordings recovered
    Tuesday 2nd November 2010
  23. Special show to celebrate Ronnie Corbett's birthday
    Monday 1st November 2010

October 2010

  1. Channel 4 announces more comedy commissions
    Friday 29th October 2010
  2. BBC orders second series of Him & Her
    Thursday 28th October 2010
  3. ISIHAC recording cancelled after double-booking
    Wednesday 27th October 2010
  4. BBC orders two more series of Frank Skinner's Opinionated
    Tuesday 26th October 2010
  5. 'Waiting For God' actor Graham Crowden dies
    Thursday 21st October 2010
  6. The Inbetweeners ends on record high
    Tuesday 19th October 2010
  7. Jongleurs comedy clubs set for massive expansion
    Tuesday 19th October 2010
  8. Top American producer creating new sitcom for BBC
    Monday 18th October 2010
  9. Barbara Windsor to be next guest on A Comedy Roast
    Monday 18th October 2010
  10. BBC Two commissions improvised teen sitcom
    Thursday 7th October 2010
  11. Stephen Mangan to play Dirk Gently in BBC4 adaptation
    Tuesday 5th October 2010
  12. Sir Norman Wisdom dies aged 95
    Monday 4th October 2010

September 2010

  1. Pete Versus Life recommissioned
    Thursday 30th September 2010
  2. Sky1 to pilot Old Harry's Game
    Thursday 30th September 2010
  3. Channels announce increase in comedy production
    Thursday 23rd September 2010
  4. Top producer Jimmy Mulville slams 'lazy' BBC
    Thursday 23rd September 2010
  5. Inbetweeners win international award
    Thursday 23rd September 2010
  6. Channel 4 orders more Facejacker
    Thursday 23rd September 2010
  7. ITV orders full series of Comedy Rocks
    Thursday 23rd September 2010
  8. Jonathan Ross asked Brand to drop 'Sachsgate' calls
    Monday 20th September 2010
  9. BBC orders full series of Ricky Gervais sitcom Life's Too Short
    Friday 17th September 2010
  10. BBC Two orders another series of Rev
    Wednesday 15th September 2010
  11. The Inbetweeners sets E4 ratings record
    Tuesday 14th September 2010
  12. Russell Howard to miss Mock The Week recordings
    Tuesday 7th September 2010
  13. Trinny and Susannah web comedy series moves to C4
    Wednesday 1st September 2010

August 2010

  1. Outnumbered, Inbetweeners & Misfits win at Channel Awards
    Sunday 29th August 2010
  2. Russell Kane wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
    Saturday 28th August 2010
  3. C4 orders live comedy show, signs star presenters
    Friday 27th August 2010
  4. Channel 4, E4 unveil bumper season of comedy
    Thursday 26th August 2010
  5. Mongrels given second series
    Wednesday 25th August 2010
  6. BBC Four to pilot a Douglas Adams novel
    Wednesday 25th August 2010
  7. New revelations about Kenneth Williams to be published
    Tuesday 24th August 2010
  8. Channel 4 to launch nightly topical comedy show
    Wednesday 18th August 2010
  9. Stand Up For The Week to return
    Wednesday 11th August 2010
  10. FHM launches its 2010 stand-up competition
    Wednesday 11th August 2010
  11. Simon Bird may quit The Inbetweeners
    Wednesday 11th August 2010
  12. Phill Jupitus almost quit Buzzcocks because of Simon Amstell
    Monday 9th August 2010
  13. More details revealed about Series 2 of Psychoville
    Monday 9th August 2010
  14. Sky orders second series of A League Of Their Own
    Tuesday 3rd August 2010

July 2010

  1. Pitching competition announced for Broadcast Comedy Forum
    Friday 30th July 2010
  2. ITV4 orders series based on FHM's stand-up contest
    Thursday 29th July 2010
  3. Sky1 announces new home-grown comedy line-up
    Thursday 29th July 2010
  4. BBC Three orders second series of Lee Nelson show
    Tuesday 27th July 2010
  5. BBC Three reveals its autumn and winter line-up
    Tuesday 27th July 2010
  6. New short film 'Master Motivator' set for public premiere
    Wednesday 14th July 2010
  7. BBC Two unveils autumn and winter comedy line-up
    Wednesday 14th July 2010
  8. Gavin & Stacey may return for new one-off special
    Monday 12th July 2010
  9. Jonathan Ross to move to ITV in 2011
    Wednesday 7th July 2010
  10. BBC Scotland re-orders a trio of comedy series
    Monday 5th July 2010
  11. Benidorm star Geoffrey Hutchings dies
    Friday 2nd July 2010
  12. League Of Gentlemen reunite for horror show
    Thursday 1st July 2010

June 2010

  1. Voting for TV Choice Awards 2010 opens
    Wednesday 30th June 2010
  2. Robert Llewellyn's chat show filmed in a car moves to TV
    Wednesday 30th June 2010
  3. BBC3's Mongrels accused of plagiarising C4 sitcom Pets
    Friday 25th June 2010
  4. Angelos Epithemiou is new Shooting Stars scorekeeper
    Thursday 24th June 2010
  5. Host of new commissions announced
    Thursday 24th June 2010
  6. British comedy leads Rose d'Or nominations
    Thursday 10th June 2010
  7. Radio 2 announces Comedy Season
    Wednesday 9th June 2010
  8. First time writer wins The Sitcom Mission 2010
    Tuesday 8th June 2010
  9. British Comedy Awards move to Channel 4
    Monday 7th June 2010
  10. The Thick Of It wins three BAFTAs
    Sunday 6th June 2010
  11. Bigipedia given second series
    Friday 4th June 2010
  12. Faber and Faber to publish more comedy books
    Friday 4th June 2010
  13. You Have Been Watching postponed
    Thursday 3rd June 2010
  14. Lost Frankie Howerd and '1948 Show' episodes recovered
    Wednesday 2nd June 2010

May 2010

  1. New series from Lucas & Walliams
    Friday 28th May 2010
  2. Jason Manford named new co-host of The One Show
    Wednesday 26th May 2010
  3. Foster's to sponsor Edinburgh Comedy Awards
    Wednesday 26th May 2010
  4. The IT Crowd awarded a 5th series
    Wednesday 26th May 2010
  5. Original 'Life of Brian' script to be auctioned
    Wednesday 26th May 2010
  6. Jason Manford looks set to co-host The One Show
    Friday 21st May 2010
  7. Live At The Apollo producers working on new format
    Tuesday 18th May 2010
  8. Rab C Nesbitt set to return for 10th series
    Tuesday 18th May 2010
  9. New roles for Ruth Jones
    Tuesday 18th May 2010
  10. Shooting Stars' Angelos Epithemiou gets a spin-off
    Thursday 13th May 2010
  11. BBC2 cancels Bellamy's People
    Thursday 13th May 2010
  12. Adam & Joe win Sony Radio Award
    Monday 10th May 2010
  13. BBC orders more of OFAH prequel Rock & Chips
    Monday 10th May 2010
  14. BAFTA Awards nominations announced
    Monday 10th May 2010
  15. Radio 2 to broadcast a World Cup panel show
    Sunday 9th May 2010
  16. Hugh Dennis to host new improvised comedy show
    Friday 7th May 2010
  17. Channel 4 comedy shows receive complaints
    Friday 7th May 2010
  18. Sheridan Smith to star in new BBC comedy drama pilot
    Tuesday 4th May 2010
  19. BBC to pilot new comedy chat show
    Monday 3rd May 2010
  20. Last Of The Summer Wine to end
    Sunday 2nd May 2010

April 2010

  1. Yes Minister character to return to TV
    Monday 26th April 2010
  2. Channel 4's Comedy Gala raises over £800k
    Friday 23rd April 2010
  3. Charlie Brooker working on a new TV show
    Thursday 22nd April 2010
  4. BBC announces new Gervais and Merchant sitcom
    Wednesday 21st April 2010
  5. Coming Of Age returns to BBC Three
    Friday 16th April 2010
  6. My Family character set to come out as gay
    Thursday 15th April 2010
  7. Two Pints and Peep Show creators join forces
    Thursday 15th April 2010
  8. BBC3 to show Mark Wootton's La La Land
    Monday 12th April 2010
  9. Billy Connolly retains top spot in C4 poll
    Sunday 11th April 2010
  10. Channel 4 to broadcast live comedy show on election night
    Friday 9th April 2010
  11. BBC set to refresh Two Pints Of Lager
    Thursday 8th April 2010
  12. TV series for Bellamy's People character Mr Khan?
    Thursday 8th April 2010
  13. Lenny Henry's radio sitcom set for TV move
    Thursday 8th April 2010
  14. Sony Radio Award nominees announced
    Wednesday 7th April 2010
  15. Michael McIntyre to host Royal Variety Performance
    Tuesday 6th April 2010

March 2010

  1. BBC orders 4th series of The Thick Of It
    Monday 29th March 2010
  2. David Jason suggests Only Fools and Horses could return
    Wednesday 24th March 2010
  3. Harry Hill signs multi-million pound deal to stay with ITV till 2012
    Thursday 11th March 2010
  4. Radio 2 moves its comedy back to Saturdays
    Thursday 11th March 2010
  5. QI for America petition receives its 10,000th signature
    Thursday 11th March 2010
  6. The IT Crowd heads up Channel 4's spring comedy slate
    Tuesday 9th March 2010
  7. ITV orders 4th series of Benidorm
    Monday 8th March 2010
  8. Shooting Stars returns without Matt Lucas
    Monday 8th March 2010
  9. BBC to shake up comedy output on BBC2 and BBC4
    Tuesday 2nd March 2010
  10. RTS Programme Award nominations announced
    Monday 1st March 2010

February 2010

  1. SeeSaw video website launches with 15 comedies
    Saturday 20th February 2010
  2. Radio 2 to increase its comedy output
    Tuesday 16th February 2010
  3. Britain's top comedians to take part in massive C4 comedy gala
    Thursday 11th February 2010
  4. BBC2 orders second series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
    Tuesday 9th February 2010
  5. The Persuasionists moved to 'graveyard' slot
    Wednesday 3rd February 2010
  6. Mark Thomas searches for General Election candidate
    Tuesday 2nd February 2010
  7. In The Loop and Wallace & Gromit gain Oscar nominations
    Tuesday 2nd February 2010

January 2010

  1. Steve Carell: I want to star in US version of Only Fools and Horses
    Saturday 30th January 2010
  2. Armando Iannucci denies claims a Thick Of It special has been axed
    Thursday 28th January 2010
  3. Outnumbered wins Broadcast award
    Thursday 28th January 2010
  4. Loaded LAFTA results announced
    Wednesday 27th January 2010
  5. Michael McIntyre strikes 'golden handcuffs' deal with BBC
    Wednesday 27th January 2010
  6. Special Psychoville screening announced
    Wednesday 27th January 2010
  7. The Thick Of It wins South Bank Show Award
    Tuesday 26th January 2010
  8. Frank Skinner to receive 'legend' award at Loaded LAFTAS
    Monday 25th January 2010
  9. More4 looking to order a full series of Todd Margaret
    Thursday 21st January 2010
  10. Poll reveals that Harry Hill fans are opposed to TV Burp moving to Sky
    Wednesday 20th January 2010
  11. Campaign launched to try and vote Tommy Trinder to the top of C4 poll
    Wednesday 20th January 2010
  12. New comedy video website launches
    Tuesday 12th January 2010
  13. Graham Norton will not replace Jonathan Ross
    Friday 8th January 2010
  14. Home Time, Inbetweeners and Thick Of It nominated in South Bank awards
    Wednesday 6th January 2010
  15. Full details on BBC Three's Spring comedy offerings
    Wednesday 6th January 2010
  16. Jonathan Ross to leave BBC
    Wednesday 6th January 2010