Whether by luck or judgement the BBC is on a roll at the moment with sitcoms featuring strong female casts. Sophie Willan's recent distinctive pilot Alma's Not Normal is going to become a series, but... more
TV: Comedians: Home Alone
Following E4's Remote Comedy From The Paddock BBC2 launches their own self-shot lockdown rapidfire sketch show. And on the basis of the first episodes - not that this is a competition – the BBC... more
A decade ago I wrote a book about the phenomenon of comedians having mental health issues. Except that when Beyond A Joke* was published society had not really started talking that much publicly... more
TV; Dave, BBC2
New US comedy about a neurotic mid-20s suburbanite who is convinced he is destined to be one of the greatest rap stars ever.While hanging around the rap music studio where his friend works, Dave (... more
TV Preview: New Comedy From The Team Behind The Inbetweeners
The First Team is a brand new BBC comedy from The Inbetweeners creators, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Read an interview with the writers here.We follow three young footballers Mattie, Jack and... more
TV: Alma's Not Normal, BBC Two
Comedian Sophie Willan has been one of stand-up's most distinctive voices in recent years. Honest, outspoken and frank about her life, she has now has drawn on her history to write this one-off pilot... more
Is there a sitcom at the moment with a stronger cast than Friday Night Dinner? Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter both have CVs that stretch from classic comedy to proper drama (Ritter was seriously... more
TV: Mister Winner, BBC Two
Spencer Jones has clearly become something of a hot property in TV circles in recent years. As a result he has landed not one, but two TV series, last year's The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk and now... more
TV: Kate & Koji, ITV
ITV has had a pretty tortuous relationship with mainstream sitcoms over the years. Look at any All Time Greats chart and their only one that regularly gets into the upper echelons is Rising Damp. In... more
I have had a lot of creatives popping up in my timeline recently mentioning that they are going to spend their current confinement writing that sitcom they’ve always intended to write. There are even... more
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