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Baby Cow Productions

Baby Cow Productions.

Successful production company founded by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal in 1999. Baby Cow have created audience-winning comedies such as Gavin & Stacey, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, and Moone Boy. Their film output includes Stan & Ollie, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and the Oscar-and Golden Globe nominated Philomena.

Related news & features
  1. Rupert Majendie joins Baby Cow as Head of Comedy Development
  2. Baby Cow appoints Sarah Monteith as first MD

Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
In development TV Alan Carr. Alan Carr Sitcom Project Sitcom A semi-autobiographical sitcom about Alan Carr's life growing up in Northampton in the 1980s.
New TV This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Alan Partridge's British History BBC1 Sitcom Alan Partridge documents the history of Britain.
In development TV Alleyway Chefs. Al (Alistair Green). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Alleyway Chefs Sitcom Sitcom project focuses on two chefs on their break.
New TV Steve Coogan. Chivalry C4 Comedy Drama Steve Coogan stars as a producer who has to detoxify his film in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
New Film Steve Coogan. King Richard Film Comedy drama based on the discovery of Richard III's grave beneath a council car park in Leicester.
In development TV Old Baggage. Old Baggage Comedy Drama Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan star in the TV adaptation of the book by Lissa Evans.
New Film The Phantom Of The Open. Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance). The Phantom Of The Open Film Comedy film from Simon Farnaby about a dreadful golfer who blagged his way into the 1976 British Open.
New TV The Witchfinder. Witchfinder (Tim Key). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. The Witchfinder BBC2 Sitcom Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper star in this comedy series set in the 1600s.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Online Pls Like. Liam (Liam Williams). Copyright: Left Bank Pictures. Pls Like BBC3 Sitcom Mockumentary starring Liam Williams as a man learning how to become a YouTube star.
TV Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: UKTV. Red Dwarf Dave Sitcom Science fiction sitcom based in space. The crew aboard the damaged mining spaceship Red Dwarf are doomed to drift in space for the rest of eternity.
TV The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Steve Coogan), Rob (Rob Brydon). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Arbie. The Trip Sky1 Sitcom Improvised comedy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a series of road trips.
TV Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Nessa (Ruth Jones), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Stacey (Joanna Page), Smithy (James Corden). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Gavin & Stacey BBC1 Sitcom A critic-pleasing, gentle and warm comedy about the romance between an Essex lad and Welsh girl.
TV Zapped. Image shows from L to R: Steg (Kenneth Collard), Herman (Louis Emerick), Brian (James Buckley), Barbara (Sharon Rooney), Howell (Paul Kaye). Zapped Dave Sitcom Fantasy comedy series about a man abruptly transported to a parallel world.
TV Uncle. Image shows from L to R: Andy (Nick Helm), Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Uncle BBC3 Sitcom BBC Three sitcom in which Nick Helm stars as an out-of work musician forced to look after his young nephew.
TV Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd), Martin (David Rawle). Moone Boy Sky1 Sitcom Semi-autobiographical sitcom written by Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland accompanied by his imaginary friend.
TV Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Moz (Johnny Vegas), Nicki (Nicola Reynolds). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Ideal BBC3 Sitcom Cult BBC Three sitcom starring Johnny Vegas as a small-time drug dealer. A large ensemble cast of characters visit Moz's flat each week.
Radio Nebulous. Image shows from L to R: Paula Breeze (Rosie Cavaliero), Rory Lawson (Graham Duff), Professor Nebulous (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC / Baby Cow Productions. Nebulous Radio 4 Sitcom A post-apocalyptic sci-fi radio sitcom set on an environmentally ruined Earth in 2099.
TV The Mighty Boosh. Image shows from L to R: Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), Howard Moon (Julian Barratt). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. The Mighty Boosh BBC3 Sitcom Surreal cult sitcom following the adventures of Vince Noir and Howard Moon.
Film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Film Alan Partridge makes a long-awaited transfer to the silver screen.
Film The Look Of Love. Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Revolution Films / Baby Cow Productions. The Look Of Love Film Steve Coogan stars in a comic tale of the life of the 'King of Soho' and porn baron Paul Raymond.
Film Down Terrace. Down Terrace Film Darkly unsettling kitchen sink comedy about a father and son who are both just out of prison and desperate to discover who sold them out.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2021 TV Sitcom Alleyway Chefs
2021 TV Comedy Drama Chivalry
2021 Online Stand-Up Simon Bird: Debrief
2021 TV Sitcom The Witchfinder
2020 Radio Sitcom Always June
2020 Online Sitcom Key Worker
2019 Online Sitcom Comedy Threesomes: Hunter
2019 TV Sitcom This Time With Alan Partridge
2017 TV Documentary Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom?
2017 Online Sitcom Pls Like
2017 Radio Sitcom Tim Vine Travels In Time
2017 TV Sitcom Tim Vine Travels Through Time
2016 TV Sitcom Al Porter In Ireland
2016 TV Comedy Drama Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle
2016 TV Sitcom Alison Spittle In Ireland
2016 TV Sitcom Camping
2016 TV Sitcom Seann Walsh In Ireland
2015 TV Sitcom High & Dry
2015 TV Sitcom Pappy's Christmas
2015 TV Sitcom Undercover
2015 TV Sitcom Wussywat The Clumsy Cat
2014 TV Sitcom Warren United
2013 TV Comedy Drama Common Ground
2013 TV Factual Steve Coogan: Stand Up Down Under
2012 TV Sitcom Alan Partridge On Open Books With Martin Bryce
2012 TV Sitcom Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life
2012 TV Sitcom Hunderby
2012 TV Comedy Drama Malachy's Millions
2012 TV Sitcom Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge
2012 TV Comedy Drama Starlings
2012 TV Sitcom Uncle
2012 TV Comedy Drama Uncle Wormsley's Christmas
2011 TV Sketch Show Totally Tom
2010 TV Comedy Drama Chekhov: Comedy Shorts
2010 TV Stand-Up FHM's Stand-Up Hero
2010 TV Comedy John Bishop's World Cup Diary
2010 TV Sitcom Lizzie And Sarah
2010 TV Stand-Up Steve Coogan As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters
2010 TV Sitcom The Trip
2009 TV Sitcom Brave Young Men
2009 TV Sitcom Home Time
2007 TV Sitcom Gavin & Stacey
2007 TV Sitcom The Abbey
2006 TV Sitcom Saxondale
2005 TV Sitcom Ideal
2005 TV Sketch Show Monkey Trousers
2005 TV Sitcom Sensitive Skin
2004 TV Comedy AD/BC
2004 TV Sitcom Nighty Night
2003 TV Stand-Up Brain Candy
2003 TV Sitcom The Mighty Boosh
2002 TV Comedy Drama Cruise Of The Gods
2001 TV Sitcom A Small Summer Party
2000 TV Sitcom Human Remains
2000 TV Sitcom Marion And Geoff
1988 TV Sitcom Red Dwarf
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