Comedy Showcase

New comedy programmes performed in front of a live studio audience.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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0101All My Life I Wanted To Be Someone - Now Who Was It?19980305

Starring Natalie Walter, Finn Taylor, Claire Cox, Justin Salinger, Darren Boyd, Rachel Atkins and Frank McCusker.

Written by Lisa Fulthorpe

0102Mr Harris19980312

He is a lazy, arrogant bullying games teacher, but Mr Harris is getting out...

unless the parents lynch him first.

Starring Chris ENGLAND, with Morwenna Banks, Robert Harley, Andy Taylor, Martin Hyder, Roger Blake, Roger Sloman and Valerie Minifie.

0103The Big Town All Stars1998031920050209 (BBC7)
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20060729 (BBC7)
20070101 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20070102 (BBC7)

Change is gonna come to the 'two-bit acapella band', the All Stars.Dentists by day, by night they were singers in the sassiest a capella band on the wedding circuit - and the future of rock 'n' roll.

Change is gonna come to the 'two-bit acapella band', the All Stars.

With Stephen Tompkinson and Doon Mackichan.

0104Life After Life19980326

A lifer released from prison joins his only known family - a niece and her middle-class family living in North LONDON.

Starring Warren Mitchell, Kay Stonham, Simon Greenall, Avril Elgar, Josh Freedman, Mollie Freedman, Will Ing and Annie Hulley.

0105 LAST19980402

The last of five new comedy programmes performed in front of a studio audience.

A management executive gives up his job when he inherits a seedy Soho nightclub.

Starring James Bolan, Denise Black, Melanie Hudson and Glen Hugill.

With Katy Carmichael, Lee Cornes, Karl Collins, Kenneth MacDonald, Fred Wakefield and Peter Waddington.

Written by David Nicholl.

0201Relax19990114

A pompous health farm manager tries to impress the new owner of the establishment.

Starring Pauline Quirke, Jeffrey Holland, Nina Wadia, Sally Grace, Vivienne Martin, Margaret John, Chris Pavlo and Roger Blake.

0202The Pig's Back19990121

Seamus and Dinny cross the water in search of fame and fortune.

Starring Ed Byrne, Jason Byrne, Sally Grace, Stephen Greif, Tony Rohr and Anny Tobin.

With special guest Alan Freeman.

0203Redeeming Brian19990128

Comedy set in the Ministry of Political Correctness.

Starring Tony Slattery, Mina Anwar, Sally Phillips, Penelope Solomon and Chris Pavlo

0204Canned Heat1999021120061023 (BBC7)
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20110325 (BBC7)

Mayhem erupts when Malik's mini-mart becomes a sex-free zone.

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia, Paul Sharma, Sasha Behar, Tracy-ann Oberman and Chris Pavlo

Zarah goes on sex strike.

A one-off sitcom set in a 'mini mart'.

With Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Tracy-ann Oberman.

With Sanjeev Bhaskar.

0205Takeaway19990218

The story of an ordinary takeaway owner...

well not quite.

Starring Kate Murphy, Forbes Masson, Freddie Boardley, Jake D'Arcy, Greg Hemphill, Lewis Macleod and Carolyn Donnyman.

0206Eat This19990225

Behind the scenes of a successful cookery show, `Eaton Lunch', which is presented by Alastair Eaton.

Starring Chris Barrie.

0207 LASTIf Symptoms Persist19990304

Jacob, a Jewish cancer consultant, approaching middle age, with no social life and living with his manipulative mother.

Starring Gareth Marks, Sheila Steafel, Doon Mackichan and Dorian Lough.

With Glen Davies, Charlotte Jones, Emma Kennedy, Anthony Dunn and Kacey Ainsworth.

0301My Mate Gwyn20000106

by Keiron Self and Giles New.

Justin used to think his life was pretty bad until Gwyn came along and made him realise that his problems were totally insignificant.

After all, it is never good news when your best friend is an elf on the run from dark forces.

Starring Desmond Barrit, Darren Boyd, Mina Anwar, Anna Wing, David Mitchell and Simon Greenall

0302Hey Hey We're The Monks2000011320130905 (BBC7)
20150130 (BBC7)

An abbey that is running out of monks advertises for new recruits, and a young man decides to swap the dole queue for holy orders. The brothers will never be the same again. Catechismal comedy starring Bill Bailey and Catherine Tate. From January 2000.

by Dan Tetsell and Danny Robins.

An abbey that is running out of monks advertises for new recruits, and a young man decides to swap the dole queue for holy orders.

Staring Bill Bailey, Howard Lew Lewis, Paul Brooke, Graham Crowden, Hilda Braid and Catherine Tate

0303Stone Angels20000120

by Chris Reddy.

Vent is settled in his life.

He has just proposed to Rowena - a canine impressionist - so it is probably not the best time to have fallen for flakey clubber Chantay, especially as she cannot stand him.

Starring Sally Phillips, Daniel Ryan, Dave Lamb, Emma Kennedy, Melissa Lloyd and Simon Greenall

0304Ready, Steady, Sink!2000012720131028 (BBC7)
20150502 (BBC7)

The crew on the rotting ship broadcasting Radio Splash - Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - miserably endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack of essential supplies. Stars Peter Kay. From January 2000.

by Jeremy Pascall.

The crew on the rotting ship broadcasting Radio Splash - Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - miserably endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack of essential supplies, while trying to be the hippest swashbucklers on the airwaves.

Starring Mark Little as Aunty.

The crew on the rotting ship broadcasting Radio Splash - Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - miserably endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack of essential supplies.

Stars Peter Kay.

From January 2000.

0305Head Over Heels20000203

Dougie and Leana are a soccer star and a supermodel.

They are young, rich and famous, and they have the world at their feet - but very little up top.

Starring Daniela Denby-ashe, John Pickard, Martin Trenaman, Chris Pavlo and Stefan Escreet.

0306 LASTJason's Mum20000210

by Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo.

Joy was an ordinary single mum until her son's band had their No 1 hit.

Now she is `Jason's mum'.

It is her 40th birthday, but Jason's manager insists that he should go to dinner with a video producer rather than to her party.

Starring Linda Robson and Jenny Eclair