British Comedy

In Memoriam 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we here at Telly Visions would like to pause to remember some of the performers and public figures we have lost over the past twelve months.

These losses have touched the fields of television, film, literature, music, science and sports. You may not be familiar with all of them, but each was an icon beloved by the British public for the laughter, thrills and enlightenment they provided. They will continue to live on in our memories through the work they left behind.

Watch the Trailer for David Tennant’s New HBO Comedy 'Camping'

David Tennant and Jennifer Garner in "Camping" (Photo: Courtesy of HBO)

So, it may have taken David Tennant a few years post-Doctor Who to become a proper big name star, but he certainly seems to be everywhere these days now. (Not that I am complaining, let’s be clear.)

Tennant’s next project is something a bit different for the actor of late – a comedy. Tennant is set to play Walt in upcoming HBO limited series Camping. The eight-episode comedy will tell the story of a celebratory camping trip in honor of Walt’s 45th birthday, which quickly becomes a disaster. Watch its first trailer and see what you think! 

Chase Away the Winter Blahs by Streaming These Notable British Sitcoms

Winter weather got you down?  I find the best way to fight the cold weather blahs is a good dose of British comedy. Sitcoms are a great antidote because they are short, efficient at lifting spirits and they’re brimming with chuckles and the occasional guffaw.

In aid of the communal mental health of British TV fans, I’ve compiled a list of stream-able UK comedy series. Each is celebrating an anniversary of sorts in 2018 and with this sort of variety you should be able to find one to suit your sense of humor. If you're unfamiliar with a particular show, test out the clips and see what tickles your fancy.

'Travels with my Father' and Other Charming British Telly Excursions

Travel documentaries need not be boring when you can tour the world in the company of some of the UK's wittiest, silliest tourists.

From a family bonding gap year trip with Jack Whitehall to fulfilling a lifelong dream of riding the open road with Billy Connolly. From fitting in as many quirky cultural attractions as one can into a mini-break with Richard Ayoade to forcing a reluctant traveller like Karl Pilkington to appreciate the world's wonders, we find that comedy and travel make the hilarious companions. 

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