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STILL TO COME THIS YEAR IN... COMEDY

A look at some of the comedy shows still air this year.



Ghosts, BBC One

Final series. Following the destruction of their B&B (and main income) in the gatehouse fire, Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) begin exploring other means of making ends meet and contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghosts’ (after) lives.



Two Doors Down, BBC One

BBC Studios Comedy Productions’ multi-award-winning sitcom Two Doors Down has been commissioned for a new 6 x 30 series. And, whilst the action continues to centre around the residents of Latimer Crescent, the show will have a new home as it transfers to BBC One. Production will get underway this summer with the series transmitting later this year.


The Power Of Parker, BBC One

Set in Manchester, 1990, the last days of Thatcher, we meet Martin Parker (Conleth Hill), a self-made impresario with the ambition of Alan Sugar and the swagger of Kilroy Silk. A man with a chain of electrical stores bearing his name, he seems to have it all. But the truth is, times are changing. He’s swimming in debt, his complicated private life is catching up with him and he’s starting to lose his power.



Henpocalpyse, BBC Two

The series is centred around bridezilla Zara whose hen-do is interrupted by the apocalypse. She and her fellow working-class West Midlander hens face a struggle for survival while they wait out the breakdown of human civilisation in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.


Dreaming Whilst Black, BBC Three

The pilot, adapted from the hugely popular web series co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes, garnered a deluge of critical acclaim and a string of award wins and nominations for the creator, star and co-writer Salmon. The new six part series will be co-produced by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Big Deal Films (Coconut, Holier Than Thou, Sparklers), one of the UK's leading diverse-led scripted and unscripted production companies.


Starstruck, BBC Three

Co-written by Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, the 6x30 series will also be directed by Matafeo and Snedden. Produced by Avalon and co-produced with HBO Max, Starstruck series three will continue the story of millennial Londoner Jessie (Rose Matafeo) as she navigates the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel - Four Weddings And A Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers, Channel 4).



Hullraisers, Channel 4

Toni and Craig's (Perry Fitzpatrick) family is growing with Baby No.2 on the way despite Toni’s denial, Paula and Dane (Yanick Ghanty) are coming to terms with Ashley (Natalie Davies) growing up and moving out, leaving an empty nest – and Rana’s assigned an infuriating new partner at work who will turn her universe upside down in more ways than one…


Big Mood, Channel 4

Written and created by Camilla Whitehill, Big Mood is a vivacious and rebellious portrayal of female friendship when infiltrated by the complexities of a serious mental illness. The six-part series will explore the messy pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of navigating adulthood through wicked humour, daft anecdotes, and unsettling truths.


Legends Of Comedy, Channel 4

Sir Lenny Henry is to delve into the careers and inspirations of his comedy heroes in a new four-part series co-produced by Red Sauce (part of Zinc Media Group) and Douglas Road Productions (a Banijay UK company).



Sex Education, Netflix

Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier — their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, while Eric is praying they won’t be losers again.

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