Shane Allen.

Shane Allen

BCG Features

Is politics beyond satire?

Wednesday 29th March 2017

An article from the Royal Television Society magazine which inquires whether today's disruptive politics will foster a new golden age of British TV satire.


Press Clippings

Vicar Of Dibley to return for lockdown specials

Dawn French is to reprise her role as Geraldine Grainger for three new short lockdown-based episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley.

British Comedy Guide, 17th November 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean lands a hat-trick of BBC radio comedies

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is working on three radio shows. Sitcom pilot The Learners, for BBC Radio Wales; a Radio 4 show with sketch group Tarot; and stand-up special, Appropriate Adult.

British Comedy Guide, 30th October 2020

Worzel Gummidge to return for new special, Saucy Nancy

The BBC has confirmed that the new version of Worzel Gummidge written by and starring Mackenzie Crook will return for a new special titled Saucy Nancy.

British Comedy Guide, 8th September 2020

Shane Allen: diversity discussed in every conversation

Shane Allen says push for more diversity will soon produce noticeable changes in output at the BBC.

Jim Waterson, The Guardian, 26th August 2020

BBC Three to pilot sitcom set in a pupil referral unit

BBC Three is to pilot PRU, a sitcom set in a unit for struggling school pupils. The episode will be made by a production company that trains young people who have been removed from mainstream education.

British Comedy Guide, 5th August 2020

The Real McCoy added to BBC iPlayer

1990s sketch show The Real McCoy, which primarily featured Black and Asian cast members, has been added to BBC iPlayer.

British Comedy Guide, 29th July 2020

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

Two Doors Down to return for Series 5

BBC Scotland's hit sitcom Two Doors Down is to return to BBC Two for a fifth series.

British Comedy Guide, 1st June 2020