Comedy

BBC Studios is the biggest producer of scripted comedy in the UK, working with the best new and established talent to create award-winning comedies across TV, radio and online. Our remarkable heritage includes some of the world’s most watched and cherished comedies, from Only Fools and Horses, Miranda, The Office and The Thick Of It, to Mrs Brown’s Boys, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Jonathan’s Creek and Inside No.9.

We have production bases in London, Salford and Glasgow and our Radio Comedy team produces a wide range of topical, stand-up and sketch formats for Radio 4, giving many writers and performers their first ever radio shows.

The Team

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Programmes

Citizen Khan
Adil Ray’s award-winning family sitcom, set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham.
Dead Ringers
Long-standing radio comedy show lampooning politicians, celebrities and the media using impressions and up-to-the minute scripts.
Inside No. 9
In a genre-bending collision of comedy, suspense and horror, the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
Josh
Josh Widdicombe’s hugely popular BBC Three sitcom charts the frustrations, failures and friendship of three flatmates and their annoying landlord.
John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme
John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure presents sketches, songs, and even a little stand-up in his multi-award-winning Souvenir Programme.
Mark Steel’s In Town
Comedian Mark Steel travels the country researching the history, heritage and culture of towns and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.
Mrs Brown's Boys
The much-loved Mrs Brown’s Boys is created and written by Brendan O’Carroll and stars him in the lead role as misbehaving matriarch Agnes Brown.
Newsjack
Award-winning, crowd-sourced radio sketch show written entirely by members of the great British public
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Porridge
The classic prison-set sitcom returns to BBC One with an all-new cast of characters, after a forty-year hiatus.
The Celebrity Voicemail Show
BAFTA award-winning writer and performer, Kayvan Novak imagines what it’s like to listen in to the voicemails of the rich and famous.
This Country
Cotswold cousins, Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe are the focus of this new mockumentary series which explores life for young people in modern rural Britain.
Two Doors Down
The hilarious BBC Two sitcom explores the best, and worst, of family life in a Glasgow suburb.
The News Quiz
Miles Jupp corrals four panellists into finding the funny behind the week’s headlines.
The Now Show
Flagship topical comedy show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis alongside stand-up and interview guests.
Upstart Crow
Puns, plays and posh Tudors abound in Ben Elton’s critically acclaimed comedy about William Shakespeare, starring David Mitchell.
Ed Reardon’s Week
Ed Reardon’s Week follows the thwarted life of the nation’s favourite author, cat-lover and master of the abusive email as he scrimps and scrapes at whatever scraps his agent can offer to keep mind, body and cat together.
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Billed as "the antidote to panel games", BBC Radio 4's flagship comedy show has been running for more than forty-five years.
Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy
Silver ARIA 2017 winner. Comedian Sarah Kendall brings her critically acclaimed trilogy of funny and moving, live shows to Radio 4.