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.
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 Bayeux Tapestry. Embroidering The Truth Radio 4 Comedy Drama The story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the people behind it.
New Radio Heidi Regan. Copyright: BBC. Heidi Regan: Overthinker Radio 4 Stand-Up Heidi Regan looks at overthinking in the modern world.
New Online Liam Williams. Ladhood BBC3 Sitcom Liam Williams writes and stars in this sitcom set across two timelines, present day London and mid-2000s Leeds.
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 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.
New Radio Olga Koch. Olga Koch: Fight Radio 4 Stand-Up Comedian Olga Koch's Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stand-up show.
New Radio Bridget Christie. Support Radio 4 Sitcom Comedy about an incompetent do-gooder.
New Radio BBC Radio 4. Teatime Radio 4 Sitcom Comedy about newlyweds starting their lives together.
New Radio The All-Star Brexit Comedy Show. Copyright: BBC. The All-Star Brexit Comedy Show Radio 4 Stand-Up A one-off comedy special as Britain leaves the EU.
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 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.
In development TV Terry Pratchett - Night Watch. The Watch Comedy Drama Series based on the police force in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
New Radio Twayna Mayne. Twayna Mayne's Black Women Radio 4 Stand-Up Twayna Mayne talks about growing up with a middle-class, white family.
Current 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.
Current Radio Montserrat Lombard. Cry Babies Radio 4 Comedy Drama Sally and Bea are best friends in their late 30s - which means it's crunch time..
Current Radio Quiz Nite!. Quiz Nite! Radio 4 Sitcom Series of sitcom plays by Punt & Dennis, each with a quizzing theme.
Current Radio Andy Brooks. The Beatboxer Radio 4 Comedy Drama A beatboxer goes into a call centre to run a training day.
Current 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 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 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.
Returning TV The Tuckers. The Tuckers BBC1 Wales Sitcom Sitcom about a family of chancers in the Welsh valleys.
Returning Radio Tom Allen. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth. Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very Nice Radio 4 Stand-Up Stand-up from Tom Allen.
Returning 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.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
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.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2020 Online Comedy Drama Alabama
2020 TV Sitcom The First Team
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Alexei Sayle's The Absence Of Normal
2019 TV Sitcom Brain In Gear
2019 Radio Factual Comedy Club Extravaganza
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Embroidering The Truth
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 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 Radio Sketch Show V.I.P R.I.P
2019 Radio Comedy Drama Vanity Fair
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 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 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 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
2013 TV Sitcom Still Open All Hours
2013 TV Sitcom Two Doors Down
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Products distributed

Year Title Format
2019 Gavin & Stacey - Christmas Special 2019 New DVD
2019 Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection New Blu-ray
2019 Good Omens New Blu-ray
2019 Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes DVD
2019 The Vicar Of Dibley - The Immaculate Collection DVD