BBC Landmark Comedy Season – Summer 2016

We told you last year how to celebrate 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour launched on TV the BBC were pulling out all the stops with cdetails to follow.  Since then we’ve seen announcements about the return of Are You Being Served? and Frank Spencer for Sport Relief.  Today the BBC unveiled it’s full plans for the Landmark Comedy Season.

Their officail website announced “The BBC today announces a landmark sitcom season to mark 60 years since Galton and Simpson’s Hancock’s Half Hour started on BBC Television.

The season of programming across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four will celebrate the heritage and legacy of BBC comedy by revisiting some of Britain’s iconic sitcoms alongside launching brand new comedy shows.”

First off the mark will be the return of Some Mothers Do Ave ‘Em for a one off sketch for Sports Relief.  The season ‘proper’ gets under way this summer (dates have not been announced) with a special live episode of Brendan O’ Carroll’s multi-award-winning comedy phenomenon Mrs Brown’s Boys. Mammy’s back and anything could happen! The show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Pacific Quay, Glasgow.

Also announced were new one off episodes of Are You Being Served? Porridge, Up Pompeii and a prequel to Keeping Up Appearences.  You can read the full official press release here

Elsewhere in the media The Sun reported that there would be new remakes of lost episodes from Hancock’s Half Hour, Steptoe and Son and Till Death Us Do Part read their story here

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