More Classic Comedy Box Sets Launched On BBC Iplayer

Lots more classic comedy box sets are coming to BBC iPlayer to help keep you entertained on these longer darker winter nights, including some of the most iconic comedies from the past few decades.

Lots more classic comedy box sets are coming to BBC iPlayer, including some of the most iconic comedies from the past few decades. From tomorrow, viewers will be able to watch every episode of Richard Curtis and Dawn French’s much-loved sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, the critically acclaimed family sitcom The Royle Family and the hilarious sketch show that made a star of its star, The Catherine Tate Show.

In the coming weeks those box sets will be joined by even more classic comedy shows, including every episode of historical sitcom Blackadder, starring Rowan Atkinson, and Kathy Burke’s anarchic turn in the gleefully chaotic Gimme Gimme Gimme.

The box sets returning to iPlayer are:

  • The Vicar Of Dibley – 24 October
  • The Catherine Tate Show – 24 October
  • The Royle Family – 24 October
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme – 12 November
  • Blackadder – 14 November
Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC iPlayer, says: “On BBC iPlayer you can enjoy some of the best comedies ever alongside many fantastic new series. You’ll now be able to put your feet up and relax in the company of Geraldine Granger, Jim Royle, Lauren Cooper and Baldrick. Whoever you are, there’s a comedy for you with a bigger selection than ever before on BBC iPlayer.”

These new additions join a wide selection of classic comedy box sets already available on iPlayer, including French And Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous, The Kumars At No.42, Gavin & Stacey, The Thick Of It and The Real McCoy along with unmissable new comedies like Ghosts, Famalam, Mandy, Out Of Her Mind, This Country, The Young Offenders and Love Life.