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Avalon is a comedy and showbusiness agency, plus television and radio production company.

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Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
New Online Image shows from L to R: Jude Mack, Eliot Salt, Mack & Salt. Amicable BBC3 Sitcom Comedy pilot about an on-off relationship.
New TV Buffering. Image shows from L to R: Greg (Paul G Raymond), Thalia (Janine Harouni), Olivia (Elena Saurel), Iain (Iain Stirling), Robbie (Sean Sagar), Ashley (Rosa Robson), Rosie (Jessie Cave). Copyright: Avalon Television. Buffering ITV2 Sitcom A sitcom starring Iain Stirling as a children's TV presenter.
In development TV Frank. Frank (Rob Delaney). Copyright: Avalon Television. Frank C4 Sitcom Sitcom pilot starring Rob Delaney.
New Online Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards. Iain Stirling. Copyright: Avalon Television. Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards Amazon Stand-Up Stand-up from comedian and TV presenter Iain Stirling.
New Online Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang. Phil Wang. Copyright: Avalon Television. Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang Netflix Stand-Up Stand-up show from Phil Wang exploring morality and the modern sense of self.
New TV Safe Space. Greg Davies. Copyright: Avalon Television. Safe Space Sky1 Comedy Drama Comedy drama starring Greg Davies as a psychotherapist.
New TV Shagged Married Annoyed. Image shows from L to R: Rosie Ramsey, Chris Ramsey. The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show Comedy BBC comedy pilot starring comedian and podcast hosts Chris Ramsey and his wife, Rosie Ramsey.
In development TV The Horne Section. The Horne Section. Copyright: Avalon Television. The Horne Section Television Programme C4 Comedy Comedy show with The Horne Section.
In development TV Werewolf: Live. Jon Gracey. Copyright: Fran Hales. Werewolf: Live Panel Show Comedy game, based on the hit live format hosted by Jon Gracey.
Current TV Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Martin Freeman), Jim (Alun Armstrong), Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television. Breeders Sky1 Sitcom Dark comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as stressed parents.
Returning TV Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions. Not Going Out BBC1 Sitcom Fast-paced, gag-packed studio sitcom starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.
Returning Radio RHLSTP. Richard Herring. Relativity Radio 4 Sitcom Sitcom by Richard Herring about a multi-generational family.
Returning TV Spitting Image. Spitting Image BritBox Sketch Show Groundbreaking, long-running and hugely popular satirical sketch show with a cast of grotesque latex puppets.
Returning Online Starstruck. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Nikesh Patel), Jessie (Rose Matafeo). Copyright: Avalon Television. Starstruck BBC3 Sitcom Comedy about a 20-something juggling two dead end jobs who discovers she's slept with a film star.
Returning TV Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television. Taskmaster C4 Comedy TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges.
Returning TV The Russell Howard Hour. Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television. The Russell Howard Hour Sky1 Comedy Russell Howard's comedy series for Sky, mixing topical stand-up and interviews.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television. Catastrophe C4 Sitcom Sitcom starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan as a couple who make a 'bloody mess' of falling in love.
Radio How to Be Bohemian. Victoria Coren Mitchell. Copyright: BBC. Heresy Radio 4 Panel Show A panel of celebrity guests join Victoria Coren Mitchell to use their wit and wisdom to argue against narrow-minded thinking and received opinions of the day.
TV Russell Howard & Mum. Image shows from L to R: Russell Howard, Ninette Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television. Russell Howard & Mum Comedy Central Factual Russell Howard and his mum explore the globe in a series of adventures.
Radio Jo Bunting. Where's The F In News? Radio 4 Panel Show Female-centric topical news panel show.
TV Stand Up Central. Copyright: Avalon Television. Stand Up Central Comedy Central Stand-Up Stand-up showcase for Comedy Central.
TV Unspun With Matt Forde. Matt Forde. Copyright: Avalon Television. Unspun With Matt Forde Dave Comedy Comedy from Matt Forde featuring a mix of political guests, jokes and special features.
TV Man Down. Dan (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television. Man Down C4 Sitcom Sitcom starring Greg Davies as Dan, a teacher with crushing character flaws.
Radio Don't Start. Image shows from L to R: Kim (Katherine Parkinson), Neil (Frank Skinner). Copyright: Avalon Television. Don't Start Radio 4 Comedy Drama Comedy drama about Neil and Kim, a couple who have a different argument every week. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.
Radio 7 Day Saturday. Al Murray. Copyright: Avalon Television. 7 Day Saturday Five Live Panel Show Topical radio comedy show on Five Live discussing the past week in news events, hosted by Al Murray.
TV Russell Howard's Good News. Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television. Russell Howard's Good News BBC2 Stand-Up Topical stand-up comedy and chat show hosted by Russell Howard.
TV Live At The Electric. Russell Kane. Copyright: Avalon Television. Live At The Electric BBC3 Variety Russell Kane hosts a showcase of up-and-coming comic talent. The show features a mix of sketch acts and character comedians.
TV Harry Hill's TV Burp. Harry Hill. Copyright: Avalon Television. Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV Comedy Award-winning comedian Harry Hill takes a surreal look at television clips from the previous seven days.
TV That Sunday Night Show. Adrian Chiles. Copyright: Avalon Television. That Sunday Night Show ITV Chat Show Topical comedy show for ITV. Adrian Chiles is joined each week by three guests to look back at the lighter moments of the week.
TV Frank Skinner's Opinionated. Frank Skinner. Copyright: Avalon Television. Frank Skinner's Opinionated BBC2 Chat Show A weekly topical comedy show hosted by Frank Skinner. The comic and his guests unpick arguments in front of an audience.
TV Edinburgh & Beyond. Copyright: Avalon Television. Edinburgh & Beyond Comedy Central Stand-Up Series showcasing some of the best stand-up from the Edinburgh festival.
Radio Out To Lunch. Russell Kane. Copyright: Avalon Television. Out To Lunch Radio 2 Stand-Up Comedy entertainment show for Saturday afternoons on Radio 2. Originally hosted by Rob Deering and Russell Howard, then hosted by Russell Kane.
TV Al Murray's Happy Hour. Al Murray. Copyright: Avalon Television. Al Murray's Happy Hour ITV Chat Show Comedy chat show hosted by the Guv'nor.
Radio The Department Radio 4 Sitcom Chris Addison, John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman star in the satirical comedy series that generates astonishing new remedies for society's ills.
TV Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned. Image shows from L to R: David Baddiel, Frank Skinner. Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned ITV Chat Show Chat show with no script and no guests, starring David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.
TV Fantasy Football. Image shows from L to R: Frank Skinner, David Baddiel. Copyright: Avalon Television. Fantasy Football ITV Comedy Comedy, football and chat, hosted by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.
TV Harry Hill. Harry Hill. Copyright: Avalon Television. Harry Hill C4 Sketch Show Anarchic and surrealist stand-up and sketch series starring Harry Hill.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2022 TV Comedy Drama Safe Space
2021 TV Sitcom Buffering
2021 TV Sitcom Don Rodolfo
2021 Radio Stand-Up Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without A Sex Tape
2021 Radio Stand-Up Jacob Hawley: Class Act
2021 TV Documentary Russell Howard Stands Up To The World
2021 TV Comedy Drama Sitting
2021 Online Sitcom Starstruck
2020 TV Stand-Up Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor
2020 TV Sitcom Breeders
2020 TV Comedy Russell Howard's Home Time
2019 TV Factual Al Murray's Great British Pub Quiz
2019 Online Stand-Up Chris Ramsey: Approval Needed
2019 TV Stand-Up Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House
2019 TV Comedy Comedians Watching Football With Friends
2019 TV Panel Show Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply
2019 Online Stand-Up Ed Gamble: Blood Sugar
2019 TV Sitcom Frank
2019 Radio Stand-Up Jacob Hawley's Welcome To Britain
2019 Online Stand-Up Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
2019 TV Panel Show Werewolf: Live
2018 Radio Stand-Up Bilal Zafar's British Muslim Love
2018 Radio Sitcom Dog Days
2018 Online Sitcom Rose Matafeo: Temp
2018 TV Stand-Up The Horne Section Television Programme
2018 TV Sketch Show The Week That Wasn't
2018 TV Comedy Drama Urban Myths: Johnny Cash And The Ostrich
2017 TV Variety Al Murray's Make Christmas Great Again
2017 TV Documentary Britain's Greatest Hoaxer
2017 Radio Sitcom Relativity
2017 TV Comedy The Chris Ramsey Show
2017 TV Comedy The Russell Howard Hour
2016 TV Factual Russell Howard & Mum
2016 TV Comedy Unspun With Matt Forde
2015 TV Comedy Drama A Gert Lush Christmas
2015 TV Sitcom Catastrophe
2015 TV Stand-Up Stand Up Central
2015 TV Comedy Taskmaster
2014 Radio Chat Show The Rest Is History
2014 TV Comedy Drama Trying Again
2013 TV Panel Show I Love My Country
2013 Radio Sketch Show Jigsaw
2013 TV Stand-Up Lee Nelson Live
2013 TV Sketch Show Lee Nelson's Well Funny People
2013 TV Sitcom Man Down
2013 Radio Sitcom Reception
2013 TV Sitcom
2012 TV Variety Live At The Electric
2012 TV Sketch Show You Cannot Be Serious!
2011 TV Stand-Up Al Murray Live: Barrel Of Fun
2011 TV Chat Show Al Murray's Compete For The Meat
2011 Radio Comedy Drama Don't Start
2011 Radio Comedy Drama Living With Mother
2011 Radio Sitcom Mr Blue Sky
2011 TV Chat Show That Sunday Night Show
2010 TV Stand-Up Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Beautiful British Tour Live At The O2
2010 TV Stand-Up Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels
2010 TV Chat Show Frank Skinner's Opinionated
2010 TV Sketch Show Lee Nelson's Well Good Show
2010 TV Sitcom Penelope Princess Of Pets
2009 TV Sketch Show Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder
2009 Radio Stand-Up Andy Zaltzman's History Of The Third Millennium
2009 TV Stand-Up Russell Howard's Good News
2009 Radio Panel Show Yes, It's The Ashes
2008 Radio Sketch Show Footlights At 125: A Retrospective
2008 TV Stand-Up Frank Skinner Live At The Birmingham Hippodrome
2008 TV Stand-Up Lee Mack Live
2008 TV Comedy Drama Mouth To Mouth
2006 TV Comedy Man To Man With Dean Learner
2006 TV Sitcom Not Going Out
2006 Radio Stand-Up Out To Lunch
2006 TV Sketch Show Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor
2004 TV Sitcom Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
2004 TV Sitcom Shane
2003 Radio Panel Show Heresy
2003 TV Stand-Up The All-New Harry Hill Show
2001 TV Sitcom Baddiel's Syndrome
2001 TV Comedy Harry Hill's TV Burp
2000 TV Sitcom Time Gentlemen Please
1997 TV Sketch Show Harry Hill
1984 TV Sketch Show Spitting Image
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Year Title Format
2007 Are You Dave Gorman? DVD