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Shane Allen Has Advice For Comedy Writers

The controller of BBC comedy commisioning, Shane Allen gives advice to comedy writers.  At the ‘Build Web Series’ in London Sahne Allen chatted with comic actor Sian Gibson and new comedy writer Ambreen Razia. They discuss discovering and commisioning great comedy television and give advice for aspiring comedy writers.     …

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John Cleese Back on BBC 1

John Cleese has been signed by BBC One to star in a new six-part comedy series Edith. Starring alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins, Edith centers on a widow whose dreams of moving away with an old boyfriend are put on hold when her adult son returns home. The BBC Studios production …

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NEWS – BBC3 Online Comedy A Winner!

BBC3 can still nurture new TV comedy talent following its move online, according to the pubcaster’s controller of comedy commissioning and leading producers.  Youth-skewing BBC3 moved online last February despite a campaign from leading UK comedy producers Avalon and Hat Trick to take it over and continue running it as a linear …

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VIDEO – A Star Filled Python Xmas

Monty Python’s Eric Idle is to feature alongside Professor Brian Cox in a BBC2 Christmas comedy special. Idle and the team responsible for musical Spamalot are responsible for The Entire Universe, an hour-long show about the birth of the universe with a larger-than-life cast of characters. In a throwback to Idle’s …

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NEWS: NEW BBC3 COMEDY SHOWS

BBC3 commission six new web pilots for its Comedy Feed strand. Comedy Feeds was established by BBC Comedy as a breeding ground for fresh comedy talent in 2012 and several pilots have won full-series commissions, including People Just Do Nothing, Impractical Jokers and Josh Widdicombe’s sitcom Josh. The six pilots …

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TV NEWS – THREE NEW BBC Sitcoms

BBC Two has unveiled three new series for the New on Two strand airing as part of the BBC Landmark Sitcom Season and one is directed by Irishman DECLAN LOWNEY of Fr. Ted fame. The sitcom season starts next month & celebrates the heritage and legacy of BBC comedy over the past 60 …

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