Comedy goldmine

BBC launches huge online database

The BBC has launched an exhaustive online guide to British comedy shows.

It contains more than 15,000 pages about thousands of sitcoms, sketch shows and children's comedy shows broadcast on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 - whether made here, in the US or elsewhere.

Fans can browse shows by title, or by cast and crew.

The vast database is essentially an online version of Mark Lewisohn's definitive Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy.

The last edition was published in 1998, but a new 900-page version is due out next month, priced £19.99. Click here to buy a copy from Amazon at £13.99.

BBC comedy guide

Published: 12 Sep 2003

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