The Great Britain of Comedy returns to BBC Two

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The third series of The Great Britain of Comedy is on BBC Two in November The cast of British comedy The Great Britain of Comedy have returned for…

The Great Britain of Comedy returns to BBC Two

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The third series of The Great Britain of Comedy is on BBC Two in November

The cast of British comedy The Great Britain of Comedy have returned for a new run of shows.

The Pythons, Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Michael Palin, Ronnie Corbett and Frank Skinner are coming together for the show, which is a collaboration between the BBC and Channel 4.

The return of the series comes after the success of Comedy Central’s cult show, Touring Britain, which combined British stand-up with top-class acts.

The Great Britain of Comedy will air on BBC Two in November.

The panel series will see all six comics return to their old favourites.

With original host Ian Hislop now left at home by international duties, the Python-shaped hole has been filled by the likes of Loaded editor Eddy Moretti, comic writer Rob Delaney and the comedian to beat in the last series, Emma Bunton.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The series is produced by Matthew Sweet, who also produced Touring Britain

The classic Britcom was launched in 1996 to much fanfare, but has been a largely under-rated staple of British television in recent years.

It’ll be broadcast before the Sport Relief special on BBC One, which will also see Omid Djalili and Lenny Henry join presenters Zoe Ball and Zoe Ball.

Djalili, an Iranian actor, will be playing Muhammad Ali alongside Scots comic James Acaster, who will be taking on Muhammad Ali’s nephew, Larry Holmes.

Do-gooder Ball is also likely to bring her 13-year-old daughter Billie to the show in a special segment.

Watch the trailer here:

More information: https://www.thegreatbritishcomedy.com/

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