Recent Comedy News Items
British Classic Comedy’s New Mission Statement
Comedy as we have said before is being quoted more and more as the new rock and roll, as TV channels commission more and more new comedy and comedians continue to sell out entire stadiums. We unfortunarely cannot hope to keep up to date with everything, so British Classic Comedy have decided to do what we do best and keep taking you back to a golden age of comedy before The P.C. Brigade took over. We’ll cover comedy that has become cult or classic from years gone by and should any of the more up to date material find itself proclaimed as classic we’ll keep you up to date with that.
We’ll keep an eye on the latest news and bring you round ups of any highlights and keep you a breast of what classics have made their way back to TV.
Recent Comedy News
David Jason is to return to comedy in a new BBC sitcom about a retired bungling ex army officer who is put in charge of the Queen’s Security by mistake. The sitcom, his first since fools in 1991, is expected to air later this year.
Rick Mayell and Ade Edmundson of Young Ones fame are to write a new comedy for the BBC about a group of Anarchic Pensioners losely based around their original characters.
BBC 2 have commissioned asecond series of last year’s pilot sitcom Rev.
Re-live a golden era of comedy on digital TV and it’s FREE. Lovers of the classics can now enjoy regular weekday repeats of George and Mildred on ITV3, whilst ITV4 are showing old Minder episodes and the Tommy Cooper Show. As always with Digital TV keep an eye on yoir daily schedules as they can move around a bit or use the ITV player to catch up.
Finally, the sad news that Trevor Bannister of Are You Being Served? fame died of a heart attack on Saturday and he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and we give thanks for the laughs he will give us forever.