Jonathan Blyth
Jonathan Blyth

Jonathan Blyth

  • Writer, producer, executive producer and executive

Press clippings

Mawaan Rizwan's sitcom Juice gets full series

The BBC has confirmed it has ordered a full series of Juice, a new sitcom starring Mawaan Rizwan, for BBC Three

British Comedy Guide, 11th May 2022

Jonathan Blyth on the launch of BBC Studios Showcase

Life can feel a little bleak at times, particularly recently. So it is no surprise that comedy drama is top of the list for younger viewers and the second most popular choice for all audiences in the UK. Demand for library comedy series was also up by 50% last year. As Director of Comedy for BBC Studios, finding the very funniest ideas for UK and international viewers, it's my job to work out what will make us laugh. Comedy can be a subjective thing, but here are some common themes we all enjoy.

Jonathan Blyth, BBC, 28th February 2022

Interview: BBC Studios' Jonathan Blyth & Kelly Miller

As BBC Studios gears up for its annual showcase, where it introduces its upcoming hot projects to international buyers, U.K.-based Jonathan Blyth, BBC Studios' director of comedy, and Kelly Miller, BBC Studios' Los Angeles-based senior VP of scripted strategy, sat down with Variety to discuss what's on their comedy slate, working with streamers and the biggest challenges they're currently facing.

K. J. Yossman, Variety, 22nd February 2022

Romesh Ranganathan to star in sitcom Avoidance

Romesh Ranganathan has created a new BBC One sitcom. He will star as beta male father Jonathan in Avoidance, forced to change his life for the sake of their son when his partner throws him out.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli create BBC comedy thriller

Real-life best friends Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli have created and will star in a BBC comedy thriller series together. The show focuses on two friends who find their lives unravelling.

British Comedy Guide, 29th October 2021

Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet sign with BBC Studios

BBC Studios has announced a development, production, and distribution partnership agreement with writers and actors Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet.

British Comedy Guide, 30th June 2021

Helena Bonham Carter amongst cast joining Greg Davies in The Cleaner

The cast has been revealed for The Cleaner, the new BBC One sitcom starring Greg Davies. Helena Bonham Carter, David Mitchell and Stephanie Cole are amongst those set to appear.

British Comedy Guide, 18th February 2021

BBC orders new stand-up series to support grassroots comedy

BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy will be filmed this summer, to support grassroots comedy talent in light of the significant impact Covid-19 has had on the stand-up comedy industry.

British Comedy Guide, 21st July 2020

Inbetweeners writers announce BBC Two sitcom

The creators of The Inbetweeners are to write their first new comedy together since The Inbetweeners 2. Afternoons will focus on the social lives and friendship of three Premier League footballers.

British Comedy Guide, 21st February 2019

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