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New appointments to BBC Studios Audio

BBC Studios has made three new appointments working across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio. Ella Woods takes up the newly created role of Development Producer, whilst Kate Dehnert and Cody Dahler join as staff writers. Charged with developing new podcasts and radio programmes, Ella Woods joins the team from the BBC Sounds and Radio […]

March 2, 2023

Habitat sponsors ‘Friday nights in’ on Channel 4

Channel 4 has announced Habitat as the new partner of Friday nights in on 4, in what is the furniture retailer’s first ever TV partnership. The multi-platform deal will feature a series of specially-created 10-second idents that run throughout Channel 4’s Friday night schedule from 8pm-midnight and will appear effective immediately for a year. The […]

February 17, 2023

BBC Studios orders more Here We Go

BBC Studios Comedy Productions’ acclaimed series Here We Go has been commissioned for a further two seasons, each comprising 7×30’, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Created by and starring Tom Basden (After Life), season two will see the return of an all-star cast including Jim Howick(Ghosts), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) alongside Freya Parks, Jude Collie, Mica Ricketts and Tori Allen-Martin (London Kills).  Creator Tom Basden, said: “I’m absolutely […]

February 14, 2023

Channel 4 going live with Joe Lycett on Friday nights

Channel 4 has commissioned The Joe Lycett Live Show’(working title), a new weekly Friday night comedy show hosted by award-winning comedian Joe Lycett that will air live from Birmingham, with an audience and celebrity guests. Following the success of Channel 4’s Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party last year, for which Lycett is nominated for a […]

February 10, 2023

Sky announces new and returning original comedies

Comedy on Sky is bouncing into 2023 like Farmer Jim on a pogo stick. As Brassic is back for a fifth season, and Intelligence confirms for a one-off special, our favourite returners are joined by four brand-new Sky Originals launching across the year with more to be announced. We start with romantic comedy from Roughcut […]

February 2, 2023

BBC Studios produces Demetriou special for Netflix

Netflix has commissioned A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou, a comedy special written by and starring  BAFTA winner Jamie Demetriou and produced by BBC Studios Productions and Guilty Party Pictures. A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou takes the audience on a journey from birth to death through the ever adored medium of song and sketch – […]

January 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITVX adds stand-up content

ITV has signed agreements with the host of the Just for Laughs comedy festival, and comedy streamer NextUp, to make ITVX the exclusive free-to-air home for some of the best UK and international stand-up comedy. Available from ITVX’s launch, the Just for Laughs collection will showcase the comedic prowess of the likes of Howie Mandel, […]

December 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC Studios launches Funny Parts digital channel

BBC Studios has launched Funny Parts – a new comedy channel with three new commissions for digital platforms. Focused on new short-form comedy and entertainment content, alongside some of the funniest moments from the BBC’s catalogue of comedy including titles such as This Country, Famalam and The Young Offenders, Funny Parts shares some of the […]

December 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix signs up Chris Rock for first live stream

Netflix has announced that renowned comedian and actor, Chris Rock, will be the first artist to perform live on Netflix for the company’s first-ever live, global streaming event. The comedy special is set to stream in early 2023. “Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” said Robbie […]

November 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Yeti wins Sky Arts commission for Spike Milligan doc

Welsh indie Yeti Television has announced its commission from Sky Arts, for Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive (1×90’), a feature length film that provides an insight into the life and career of Spike Milligan. Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive is an intimate and in-depth look at the newly discovered personal archive of Spike Milligan’s work, […]

November 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare