British Comedy Guide Newsletter
Weekly Newsletter Monday 21st September 2015
We have a bumper collection of features and videos this week, so make sure you scroll all the way down!
Latest Comedy News
News Picture Yonderland set to return for a third series

Yonderland, Sky1's fantasy-comedy series starring the former Horrible Histories team, looks set to return for a third series. Read
News Picture Richard Wilson to play Victor Meldrew again

Richard Wilson is to reprise his role as grumpy One Foot In The Grave character Victor Meldrew in a one-off stage performance. Read
News Picture Paul Zerdin wins America's Got Talent

British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has won America's Got Talent. He has won a big cash prize in the process. Read
News Picture At Last The 1948 Show episodes rediscovered

Starring John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor, two previously lost episodes of At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read
News Picture Ryan Sampson to star in new sketch-prank show Glitchy

Ryan Sampson, star of sitcoms like Plebs, is to feature in his own ITV2 sketch-prank show, Glitchy. Read
Feature Picture Sophie Willan is Magners New Comedy Act 2015 winner

Sophie Willan has won the 2015 Magners New Comedy Act competition at the Greenwich Comedy Festival. Read
Feature Picture Lucy Lumsden to leave Sky

Sky's Head Of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden, has announced she is leaving the network to begin producing her own shows. Read Stuart Murphy's email in full. Read
Feature Picture Interview with hypnotist Archie Manners

Hypnotist and magician Archie Manners will be all over E4 tomorrow night in the pilot episode for his own comedy-hypnosis-prank show, Look Into My Eyes. If you loved ITV's You're Back In The Room, you'll want to watch it. Ahead of the show, we spoke to Archie about the show and hypnotism: Read
Feature Picture Win 'Boy Meets Girl' on DVD

We have three copies of the new Boy Meets Girl DVD to give away. Enter
Feature Picture Only Fools And Horses is the most traded sitcom on eBay

eBay has revealed that Only Fools And Horses, Mr Bean, The Office, The Inbetweeners and Fawlty Towers are the most popular sitcoms on the trading website. Read
Feature Picture Podcasts

Rufus & Howard accidentally unleash a second Jurassic Age is this week's episode of our newest podcast, ManBuyCow. Our website also features other things to listen to, like a funnily indiscreet interview with Paul Sinha (via RHLSTP). Listen
TV Listings
Here is a guide to the new British comedy on TV this week...

Duck Quacks Don't Echo Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Monday, Sky1, 8pm

The daft, astonishing and insightful panel show continues as host Lee Mack invites comedy queen Sarah Millican, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and comedian Russell Kane to put amazing facts and mind-blowing trivia to the test. Guide
Doc Martin Doc Martin
Monday, ITV, 9pm

Doc Martin has decided he will be the one to move out of the surgery to allow Louisa the space she needs, which Louisa does really appreciate. Guide
In Case You Missed It In Case You Missed It
Monday, BBC Two, 10pm

A one-off show in which Dara O Briain presents a series of TV clips that have been edited to present the subject matter in a different light. See our guide for some example preview clips. Guide
Funz & Gamez Funz & Gamez
Tuesday (aka Monday night), BBC Three, 12:30am

A TV broadcast for this pilot based on the hit live format developed by Phil Ellis. Previously shown on BBC iPlayer, it's a game show involving kids. Guide
Bad Robots Bad Robots
Tuesday, E4, 10pm

The prank show continues. Click through to our guide for a preview clip which shows that Frank And Send, the rigged postage machine, has a new trick up its robotic sleeve. Guide
Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish
Tuesday, Dave, 10pm

The laptop-loving king of irreverence is once again tackling life's burning issues via PowerPoint slides. From the shyness of elks to the evolution of the Honey Monster, it's all here. Guide
Fried Fried
Tuesday, BBC Three, 10:30pm

The sitcom continues. Joe and Amara stay behind to man the shop whilst Mary, Ed, Shontal and Derek go to the Seriously Fried Chicken Awards. Guide
Look Into My Eyes Look Into My Eyes
Tuesday, E4, 10:30pm

A comedic prank show pilot following the talents of 21 year-old magician and hypnotist Archie Manners. Head to our guide to see a preview clip demonstrating what he can do. Guide
Top Coppers Top Coppers
Wednesday, BBC Three, 10pm

The last episode of the spoof cop show. It's Justice City's darkest hour. A mysterious computer hacker launches a cyber-attack on the whole city demanding just one thing... Guide
Brilliantman! Brilliantman!
Thursday, Sky Arts, 9pm

A one-off slapstick comedy starring Kevin Eldon as a very ordinary man who sees himself as a secret superhero. Johnny Vegas also features in this one, which looks like it has the legs to become a series. Guide
Cradle To Grave Cradle To Grave
Thursday, BBC Two, 9pm

The comedy starring Peter Kay continues. Paying for daughter Sharon's dream wedding is giving Spud sleepless nights, whilst Danny has his own conundrum to solve. Guide
Boy Meets Girl Boy Meets Girl
Thursday, BBC Two, 9:30pm

Tonight's the Night! Judy and Leo plan to spend their first night together as Tony and Pam are going away and Leo has conspired to get James out of the house too. Guide
Mock The Week Mock The Week
Thursday, BBC Two, 10pm

James Acaster, Gary Delaney, Zoe Lyons and Josh Widdicombe are the guests on this week's show. Will they shy away from the rumours about David Cameron and that pig? Guide
Celebrity Juice Celebrity Juice
Thursday, ITV2, 10pm

Keith Lemon hosts a special anniversary edition of the comedy panel show, bringing back some of the most memorable games from the show's seven year history. Guide
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant
Friday, Sky1, 9pm

Dan starts to question new landlord Trevor's intentions towards his mother. Meanwhile, Lisa attempts to make the opening of her new office a day to remember. Guide
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Friday, Channel 4, 10pm

Alan is joined by Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who chat about their new film The Martian. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly discuss Strictly. Plus actress/pop star Selena Gomez chats on the sofa and performs. Guide
The Graham Norton Show The Graham Norton Show
Friday, BBC One, 10:35pm

Graham Norton is back for an 18th series of his chat show. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, oscar-winning French star Marion Cotillard, Bill Bailey and music group The Weeknd make up the guest list. Guide
Through The Keyhole Through The Keyhole
Saturday, ITV, 10:20pm

This week the 'whose house is Keith in?' guessing is down to Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton, radio DJ Sara Cox and Jimmy Carr. Guide

For a complete list of broadcasts, including repeats and radio comedy, see our full schedule.
New Products
Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon

OUT NOW. Sitcom set in an NHS tuberculosis sanatorium, based on the 1947 meeting of legendary comedy writing team Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. When Roy Osborne is admitted to a tuberculosis sanatorium, he's shocked at the realisation that he could be resident for more than a year. Finding himself sharing a room with Brian Clapton, the two soon become firm friends. Details

Jon Richardson - Live Stand-Up Collection Jon Richardson - Live Stand-Up Collection

OUT NOW. Double bill of performances by British stand-up comedian and star of Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Jon Richardson. In Funny Magnet (2012), Jon shares his thoughts on some of modern life's more annoying aspects. Nidiot sees him at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 2014. Details
Peter Kay's Car Share - Complete Series One Peter Kay's Car Share - Complete Series One

PRE-ORDER. The complete first series of Car Share, BBC One's smash hit sitcom starring Peter Kay and Sian Gibson. Although a release date for this series has yet to be confirmed, it looks likely to be out before Christmas, so place your pre-orders now. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Mrs. Brown's Boys - Christmas Cracker'd Big Box Mrs. Brown's Boys - Christmas Cracker'd Big Box

PRE-ORDER. This big box-set, available in both Blu-ray and bog-standard DVD versions, includes the 7 smash-hit Christmas specials of sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys broadcast to date: Mammy's Ass (2011), Mammy Christmas & The Virgin Mammy (2012), Buckin' Mammy & Who's A Pretty Mammy? (2013), and Mammy's Tickled Pink & Mammy's Gamble from 2015. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Mountain Goats - Series 1 Mountain Goats - Series 1

OUT NOW. Set in the Scottish Highlands, Mountain Goats follows the adventures of a ragtag group of Mountain Rescue volunteers. Naïve and enthusiastic Conor (Kevin Guthrie) is the newest recruit to the team, and is shown the ropes by Jimmy (Jimmy Chisholm), the shambolic old rescue hand.The studio sitcom finished its run on Friday night, but will it return for another? We hope so. Details

For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
Comedy Videos
Video Picture Terry Jones looks at The Holy Grail out-takes

Terry Jones introduces lost footage and out-takes from Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Watch
Video Picture BBC Question Time in 3 minutes

Question Time, condensed into 210 seconds for your efficacious viewing pleasure. Jake Yapp is David Dimbleby and various other characters. Watch
Video Picture The Job Lot - It's my old job!

A preview for Series 3 of ITV2's The Job Lot, which will be back for a new series on ITV2 in the first week of October. Angela is still causing problems. Watch
Video Picture Sir Ian Bowler on Jeremy Corbyn

Sir Ian falls victim to a bout of Corbyn-mania in his latest video. Watch
Video Picture Bill - What do the cast think of Shakespeare?

Ben Willbond and Laurence Rickard discuss why they chose William Shakespeare as the basis for their film, and other cast members discuss what they think of the Bard too. Watch
Video Picture Danger Mouse is back!

Danger Mouse - the world's greatest superhero - returns next Monday for a brand new series. You can find out lots more via our guide. Watch
Video Picture Comedy Blaps - Top 5 Celebrity Splits

An impressions show comedy pilot from the makers of Star Stories. Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart discuss their break-up; and more. Watch
Video Picture Comedy Blaps - High and Dry

A comedy pilot starring Marc Wootton. Family man Douglas and sociopath air steward Brett are amongst the characters who find themselves stranded on a tropical island following a plane crash. Watch
Video Picture Dawn French introduces According To Yes

Dawn French is a number one bestselling author thanks to her books A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Sylvia. In this video she introduces her next novel: Watch
Video Picture Together - Series Trailer

The first look at Together, a new BBC Three sitcom from Jonny Sweet. The show, which looks set to be BBC3's last new sitcom (on TV anyway), is tipped to be a hit. Watch
Guide Spotlight
Guide Spotlight It's Not Cricket

Reprising their much-loved roles as the Charters & Caldicott characters from Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 comedy-thriller The Lady Vanishes, 1949's Gainsborough picture It's Not Cricket sees Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne become Bright and Early, private detectives on the trail of a stolen diamond and the escaped Nazi criminal they unwittingly helped leave Germany at the end of the war. Also starring Susan Shaw, Maurice Denham and Nigel Buchanan, it was produced by film legend Betty E. Box and is the production during which she first met her husband - fellow producer and a film legend in his own right, Carry On boss Peter Rogers. Guide
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