Classic comedy shows return to BBC iPlayer in full

The BBC has added loads of classic comedy shows to the iPlayer, with numerous full series being made available on the online platform. The popular comedies Extras, Miranda, Citizen KhanThe League Of Gentlemen and Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps have all been added in full to the iPlayer.

Maths fans will be pleased to hear that the combined episode counts of these hit shows adds up to a whopping 167 episodes of comedy gold, all of which are available to watch right now on the iPlayer.

“Comedy fans looking for a laugh this summer will be spoilt for choice, as some of the BBC’s funniest series are returning to BBC iPlayer”, the BBC said in a short but sweet statement.

Shane Allen, comedy commissioning chief at the BBC, added this: “This selection of classic and contemporary shows is testament that great comedy lasts forever.”

This follows the news that every episode of Doctor Whosince the reboot in 2005, has been re-added to iPlayer. Also available in full via iPlayer are Fleabag, This Country, Gavin & Stacey, The Young Offenders and Famalam

Licence fee payers will surely be happy to hear that all of this classic content is now viewable at no extra cost.

We’ll bring you more news from the Beeb as we hear it.

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