British Comedy Guide

BBC Studios

BBC Studios is a production company and distribution company involved in British comedy, founded in 2016.

BBC Studios.

Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
New Online Imelda Staunton. Alabama Apple TV+ Comedy Drama Comedy drama starring Imelda Staunton.
New TV Helen Fielding. Copyright: BBC. Being Bridget BBC2 Documentary Documentary about Helen Fielding's comic literary creation, Bridget Jones.
In development TV Tom Basden. Down The Zambezi Sitcom Sitcom by Tom Basden, set in Africa.
New Radio Ellie Taylor. Ellie Taylor's Safe Space Radio 4 Stand-Up Ellie Taylor tackles society's perceptions of marriage, monogamy, motherhood, and masculinity..
New Radio Ken Dodd. Happiness! Radio 4 Comedy Drama Comedy drama retelling the story of Ken Dodd being charged with tax evasion.
New TV Imagine... Lenny Henry. Image shows from L to R: Lenny Henry, Alan Yentob. Imagine... Lenny Henry BBC1 Documentary Alan Yentob follows Lenny Henry as he releases his first autobiography.
New TV Jim Smith. Jim Smith Live From Perth BBC Scotland Stand-Up Comic farmer Jim Smith performs in his hometown..
New Radio Liam Williams. Liam Williams' Self Care Radio 4 Stand-Up Radio 4 series from Liam Williams.
New TV Brian Limond. Limmy's Vines BBC Scotland Comedy Limmy presents some of his favourite Vine videos.
New Radio Maureen & Friends. Maureen Lipman. Copyright: BBC. Maureen & Friends Radio 4 Comedy A new BBC Radio 4 comedy series showcasing the many talents of Maureen Lipman.
New Radio Aaron Gelkoff. My Dad's Wardrobe Radio 4 Comedy Drama A comic adventure were a boy tries to recover his dad's clothes.
New Radio BBC Radio 4. Napoleon Moon Radio 4 Sitcom Napoleon Moon is determined to prove that he is worthy of joining mankind's elite amongst the stars.
New Radio Sue Perkins. Nature Table Radio 4 Panel Show Sue Perkins presents a comedy celebrating nature.
In development TV Parental Guidance. Image shows from L to R: Roshan Parera (Romesh Ranganathan), Kate Parera (Amanda Abbington). Copyright: BBC. Parental Guidance BBC1 Sitcom TV version of Romesh Ranganathan's semi-autobiographical radio sitcom.
New Radio Rob Brydon. Copyright: Shaun Webb. Rob Brydon's Down Under Diary Radio Wales Factual Rob Brydon talks about his 2019 tour of Australia.
New Radio Bridget Christie. Support Radio 4 Sitcom Comedy about an incompetent do-gooder.
New TV Susan Calman's Not Quite End Of The Year Show. Susan Calman. Susan Calman's Not Quite End Of The Year Show BBC Scotland Chat Show Susan Calman celebrates Hogmanay 2019.
New Radio BBC Radio 4. Teatime Radio 4 Sitcom Comedy about newlyweds starting their lives together.
New TV The Colonel Banjoko Show. Colonel Banjoko (Samson Kayo). The Colonel Banjoko Show E4 Comedy Samson Kayo presents a comedy entertainment show in character as a military dictator.
New TV The Daly Grind. The Daly Grind BBC1 Scot Sitcom Sitcom about a mother and her daily routine.
New TV Image shows from L to R: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris. The First Team BBC2 Sitcom Comedy following three young football players at a fictional Premier League team.
New Radio BBC Radio 4. The RIP List Radio 4 Comedy A new comedy from Radio 4.
New TV Terry Pratchett - Night Watch. The Watch Comedy Drama Series based on the police force in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
New Radio David Haig. Winter Solstice Radio 3 Comedy Drama A dark comedy of political discomfort at Christmas time, based on a German play.
Current Online Asian Network Comedy. Tommy Sandhu. Copyright: BBC. Asian Network Comedy iPlayer Stand-Up Highlights from the BBC Asian Network's stand-up comedy gigs.
Current Online Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Addy (Aqib Khan), Craggy (Shaun Thomas), Liam (Liam Williams), Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy), Ralph (Samuel Bottomley). Ladhood BBC3 Sitcom Liam Williams writes and stars in this sitcom set across two timelines, present day London and mid-2000s Leeds.
Current Radio Rhys James. Rhys James Is... Radio 4 Stand-Up Stand-up, sketch and poetry from Rhys James.
Current TV Still Open All Hours. Granville (David Jason). Copyright: BBC. Still Open All Hours BBC1 Sitcom Update of classic 1970s/80s sitcom Open All Hours, starring David Jason as Granville, now the owner of Arkwright's grocery store.
Current Radio Subterranean Homesick Blues. Image shows from L to R: John (Bill Nighy), Maggie (Anna Calder-Marshall). Subterranean Homesick Blues Radio 4 Comedy Drama A couple who had an affair in their youth meet up again in their 60s.
Current Radio Microphone. The Circuit Radio 4 Extra Stand-Up An occasional series featuring stand-up from across the country.
Current Radio The Country Girls. The Country Girls Radio 4 Comedy Drama Adaptation of the trilogy of coming-of-age novels by Irish writer Edna O'Brien..
Current TV The Dog Ate My Homework. Iain Stirling. Copyright: BBC. The Dog Ate My Homework CBBC Panel Show School-themed panel show for CBBC hosted by Iain Stirling.
Current Online Thick As.... Image shows from L to R: Megan (Tara Cush), Paula (Chloe Hodgens). Thick As... Comedy Blaps Sitcom Paula and her assistant Megan are petty criminals.
Current Radio Tom Allen. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth. Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very Nice Radio 4 Stand-Up Stand-up from Tom Allen.
Current TV Vic & Bob's Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves. Copyright: BBC. Vic & Bob's Big Night Out BBC4 Sketch Show Comedy from the madcap duo Vic & Bob.
Returning TV A Year In The Life Of A Year. Rhys Thomas. Copyright: BBC. A Year In The Life Of A Year BBC2 Comedy Spoof review-of-the-year show from Rhys Thomas.
Returning Radio Conversations From A Long Marriage. Image shows from L to R: Nick Coupe, Claire Jones, Jan Etherington, Roger Allam, Joanna Lumley. Copyright: BBC. Conversations From A Long Marriage Radio 4 Comedy Drama Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam play a couple who have been married for over 40 years.
Returning TV Famalam. Image shows from L to R: John MacMillan, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg. Copyright: BBC. Famalam BBC3 Sketch Show Sketch show starring new BAME talent.
Returning TV Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC. Inside No. 9 BBC2 Comedy Drama Dark comedy series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode focuses on the goings-on behind a door labelled Number 9.
Returning Radio Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC. Joe Lycett's Obsessions Radio 4 Chat Show Joe Lycett finds out about peoples' obsessions.
Returning TV Mister Winner. Lesley Winner (Spencer Jones). Mister Winner BBC1 Sitcom Sitcom starring Spencer Jones as an eternally-optimistic klutz.
Returning TV Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC. Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators BBC1 Comedy Drama Comedy drama about an oddball pair of private detectives.
Returning Radio The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC. The Infinite Monkey Cage Radio 4 Comedy Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Returning Radio The Missing Hancocks. Tony Hancock (Kevin McNally). The Missing Hancocks Radio 4 Sitcom Lost episodes of the legendary radio sitcom Hancock's Half Hour re-recorded with a new cast.
Returning Radio The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC. The News Quiz Radio 4 Panel Show A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories.
Returning TV The Tuckers. The Tuckers BBC1 Wales Sitcom Sitcom about a family of chancers in the Welsh valleys.
Returning Online This Country. Image shows from L to R: Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper), Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper). Copyright: BBC. This Country BBC3 Sitcom Mockumentary series exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Radio Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC. Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar Radio 4 Stand-Up Radio stand-up series starring Alexei Sayle.
Radio Life On Egg. Image shows from L to R: Ann (Karen Bartke), Harry (Harry Hill), Peter (Marek Larwood). Copyright: BBC. Life On Egg Radio 4 Sitcom Radio 4 sitcom starring Harry Hill as a prison governor.
Radio Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon Evans. Copyright: BBC. Simon Evans Goes To Market Radio 4 Stand-Up Simon Evans presents a comic series explaining and exploring modern economics.
TV Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC. Two Doors Down BBC2 Sitcom Comedy focused on Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird, plus their neighbours and immediate family.
TV Upstart Crow. Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell). Copyright: BBC. Upstart Crow BBC2 Sitcom Sitcom about the life of William Shakespeare, written by Ben Elton. David Mitchell stars as the bard.
TV The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Tubbs (Steve Pemberton), Edward (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC. The League Of Gentlemen BBC2 Sitcom Royston Vasey is a grim frightening isolated Northern community where dark, perverted and horrifying things happen behind closed doors, strangers are certainly not welcome.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2020 Online Comedy Drama Alabama
2020 TV Documentary Imagine... Lenny Henry
2020 TV Sitcom The First Team
2020 TV Comedy Drama The Watch
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Alexei Sayle's The Absence Of Normal
2019 Radio Comedy Drama alt-delete
2019 TV Sitcom Brain In Gear
2019 Radio Comedy Candide
2019 Radio Factual Comedy Club Extravaganza
2019 TV Sitcom Down The Zambezi
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Embroidering The Truth
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Faking It
2019 TV Comedy Drama Good Omens
2019 Radio Sitcom Hazel Tours
2019 Radio Stand-Up Heidi Regan: Overthinker
2019 TV Documentary Imagine... Jo Brand: No Holds Barred
2019 Online Sitcom Ladhood
2019 Radio Stand-Up Liam Williams' Self Care
2019 TV Comedy Mandy
2019 Radio Stand-Up Matt Rees - Happy Hour
2019 Radio Comedy Maureen & Friends
2019 Online Sketch Show Muzlamic
2019 Radio Panel Show Nature Table
2019 Radio Stand-Up Olga Koch: Fight
2019 Radio Stand-Up Phil Wang: Wangsplaining
2019 TV Documentary Python At 50: Silly Talks And Holy Grails
2019 Radio Sitcom Quiz Nite!
2019 TV Panel Show Sanjeev Kohli's Big Talk
2019 TV Sitcom Scarborough
2019 Radio Factual Simon Evans Is Right
2019 Radio Comedy Drama The Beatboxer
2019 Radio Comedy Drama The Bottle Factory Outing
2019 Radio Panel Show The Placebo Effect
2019 Radio Sitcom The Specials
2019 Online Sitcom Thick As...
2019 Radio Stand-Up Twayna Mayne: Black Women
2019 Radio Sketch Show V.I.P R.I.P
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Vanity Fair
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Winter Solstice
2018 Radio Documentary Carry On Up The Archive
2018 TV Comedy Drama Click & Collect
2018 Online Stand-Up Comedian Rap Battles
2018 Radio Comedy Drama Conversations From A Long Marriage
2018 Radio Factual Funny From The Fringe
2018 TV Sitcom Hold The Sunset
2018 Radio Chat Show Joe Lycett's Obsessions
2018 Radio Sitcom Phil Ellis Is Trying
2018 Radio Stand-Up Rhys James Is...
2018 TV Comedy Drama Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators
2018 TV Documentary The Secret Story Of The BBC Christmas Tapes
2018 TV Sitcom The Tuckers
2018 Radio Stand-Up Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very Nice
2018 Radio Stand-Up Tudur Owen: Where On Earth Is Anglesey?
2017 TV Sketch Show Famalam
2017 Radio Sitcom Life On Egg
2017 TV Sitcom Mister Winner
2017 Radio Comedy Drama The Tragic History Of My Nose
2017 Online Sitcom This Country
2017 TV Sketch Show Vic & Bob's Big Night Out
2016 TV Comedy A Year In The Life Of A Year
2016 Radio Stand-Up Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
2016 TV Sitcom Home From Home
2016 TV Sitcom Upstart Crow
2016 Radio Stand-Up Welcome To Wherever You Are
2014 TV Comedy Drama Inside No. 9
2014 Radio Stand-Up Simon Evans Goes To Market
2014 TV Panel Show The Dog Ate My Homework
2014 Radio Sitcom The Missing Hancocks
2013 TV Sitcom Still Open All Hours
2013 TV Sitcom Two Doors Down
1999 TV Sitcom The League Of Gentlemen
1977 Radio Panel Show The News Quiz
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Products distributed

Year Title Format
2020 Still Open All Hours - Series Six New DVD
2020 Gavin & Stacey - A Special Christmas New DVD
2019 Guilt DVD
2019 Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection Blu-ray
2019 Good Omens Blu-ray
2019 The Vicar Of Dibley - The Immaculate Collection DVD