It seems you can’t keep good comedy down. We were looking back earlier this week at Red Dwarf and how it’s coming back for a new series later this year. A few weeks ago it was announced they were to make another series of Yes Prime Minister.
Last week legendary star of the original Comedians Jim Bowen announced he was returning to the live circuit after recovering from a stroke last year. Dates and venues have not been announced as it’s still very early days but the Sun reported that Jim had suggested he’d star with very small venues such as Town Halls and build his way back up to the Theatres. We wish him well and the very best of luck with his plans. If you do get a chance to see Jim live, like many of his remaining colleagues from the hit TV show The Comedians – GO, these guys were the originals and as we have seen over the last few years you might not get another chance.
We featured French and Saunders earlier this year, who at the time were still working together but on Radio. It was announced on 25th April, that they are getting together to discuss ideas for a return to TV, in the meantime they intend to join back up with the rest of the Comic Strip Presents team for some new material.
Changes to British Classic Comedy
For a while we have been working on a sister site that would cover all classic TV. Some of the posts we have in our archive would overlap. We gave the matter some thought, particularly as we often get emails asking if we’d considered using our current format for a broader field and decided that rather than have two sites where some posts would duplicate, we’d have everything here at British Classic Comedy. NONE of the comedy is going away, just the site will cover the very best of British TV from years gone by. We are currently looking at categories but no immediate changes are planned, but we’ll keep you posted and may run some previews over Bank Holiday.
If you love TV you are going to love what’s coming.