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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.

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Press Clippings

There She Goes moved to BBC Two for new series

David Tennant and Jessica Hynes will return for a second series of comedy drama There She Goes, now moving to BBC Two.

British Comedy Guide, 21st August 2019

In My Skin series confirmed

The BBC has confirmed a four-episode commission for Welsh mental health black comedy In My Skin, about a teenage girl whose mother is sectioned.

British Comedy Guide, 28th June 2019

TV comedy isn't under threat from political correctness

I can't think of the last time I was offended by anything I watched but Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning, thinks that television comedy is under threat in the new age of political correctness.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 19th April 2019

PC Twitter isn't killing comedy, it highlights bigotry

The BBC comedy chief says social media is stopping comedy from testing boundaries. Has he seen Fleabag and Derry Girls?

Jack Bernhardt, The Guardian, 15th April 2019

How social media is changing comedy

Social media is now the go-to platform to showcase everything we do, and comedians have been quick to use it to promote their work.

Kash Jones, BBC, 15th April 2019

Show that shaped me: Shane Allen on Father Ted

The subversive surrealism of Craggy Island showed the BBC head of comedy that the best ideas cannot be contained in a top-line pitch.

Shane Allen, Broadcast, 25th February 2019

The show that shaped me - Shane Allen: Father Ted

The subversive surrealism of Craggy Island taught the BBC head of comedy that the best ideas cannot be contained in a top-line pitch.

Shane Allen, Broadcast, 25th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019