The best new TV comedies of January-March

The first three months of 2018 saw the return of shows including This Country, Mum and Damned, as well as the launch of several brand new sitcoms. Of the new sitcoms that aired in the UK between January and March, we’ve chosen the ones that are most worth catching up with… Derry Girls This Channel … >

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Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out review

The middle-aged dads of alternative comedy return once more with a holiday special which -as can only be expected from the pair- has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or the New Year. This return of the cult comedy hit conjures a half hour of surreal vignettes, made up of set-pieces and sketches which contain … >

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BBC One orders second season of ‘All Round to Mrs Brown’s’

All Round to Mrs Brown’s will return to BBC One next year. The first season of the British-Irish comedy talk show launched in March. Six new episodes will air in 2018, the BBC has announced. Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll commented: “The whole family are thrilled with the reception the show has received on Saturday nights. … >

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New ITV2 comedy ‘Action Team’ will be like ‘Naked Gun’ meets ‘Bourne Identity’

ITV2 has ordered a new “spoof spy action-thriller” from the makers of BBC Three’s Murder In Successville. Written by Tom Davis and James De Frond, Action Team follows the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and charged with saving the world. The six 30-minute episodes will star Tom Davis (Plebs), … >

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John Cleese returns to BBC One in new comedy series ‘Edith’

BBC One has ordered a new comedy from the Oscar-nominated co-author of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Written by Charles McKeown, Edith will star John Cleese (Fawlty Towers) alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins. The cast of the six-part series also includes Jessica Hynes, Anne Reid, Rosie Cavaliero, James Cosmo and Peter Egan. The official synopsis reads: “For Edith (Alison Steadman), … >

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Peter Kay’s ‘Car Share’ has broken even more BBC iPlayer records

The new season of Car Share amassed over two and a half million requests in its first three days on BBC iPlayer. All four episodes of the second run of Peter Kay’s comedy premiered on iPlayer earlier this month and occupied the top four slots of requested programmes – the first time this has ever happened. The first episode also … >

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Watch trailer for Miriam Margolyes’ new BBC Four comedy ‘Bucket’

BBC Four has released a trailer for new “bittersweet comedy” series Bucket. Written by and starring Frog Stone, the four 30-minute episodes co-star Miriam Margolyes as her madcap mother, who celebrates turning 70 by writing a bucket list. The official synopsis reads: “Mim (Miriam Margolyes) is an eccentric free spirit who believes 70 is the new … >

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