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Thursday 6th August 2015

August. Already. Really? How did that happen?! Blimey - well, there's plenty of comedy to digest below: books, DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs. A little something for everyone, old and new. Head toward the bottom to see the first of the 2015 stand-up DVD releases announced, from Chris Ramsey to Jethro.

New Products
The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs (DVD)
Created by Humphrey Barclay to showcase the emerging talents of a young David Jason, this Cold War comedy series charts the inexplicable successes of Edgar Briggs - a clueless counter-espionage agent who inspires fear in the hearts of enemy agents, and sheer terror amongst his fellow colleagues! Details
Hotel Sahara (DVD)
Uproarious World War II farce about the hotel of the title.
Yvonne DeCarlo and Peter Ustinov star as the proprietors, trying to survive the war but sitting in just the right place in the desert that the hotel changes sides depending on how the battle is going that week.
The British move in, then out as the Germans move in, then out. Details
Man Down - Series 2 (DVD)
Dan (Greg Davies) is a childish fool trapped in an adult's life.
Still stuck in a teaching job he despises and rejected by the girl he thinks will solve everything, Miss Lipsey (Jeany Spark), he turns his attentions to self-improvement. The riotous second series concluded last month on Channel 4, and is now available to own, co-starring Stephanie Cole, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak and others. Details
No, That's Me Over Here (DVD)
In his first leading sitcom role, Ronnie Corbett dons bowler hat, brolly and briefcase to play a typical suburban commuter on whom disaster fits more snugly than his pin-striped trousers!
Created by Barry Cryer, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman, No - That's Me Over Here sees Ronnie battling the relentless forces of time while struggling to keep his place in the suburban status race. Details
The Delivery Man (DVD)
From the director and writers of Green Wing and Smack The Pony; The Delivery Man is a new sitcom about a policeman-turned-midwife. This six-part series arrives on DVD following a hugely successful run on ITV earlier in the year. Newly qualified midwife Matthew Bunting has given up his life as a police constable in his mid 30s in the hope of finding something more meaningful. Details
The Trip - Feature Film / The Trip To Italy - Feature Film (Blu-ray)
The Trip and The Trip To Italy were broadcast as 6-part sitcom series here in Britain, but in the US they were each edited down and released as feature films. Now, those cinema versions are available on Blu-ray, showcasing the stunning scenery of the Lake District and Italy in HD. The Trip Details & The Trip To Italy Details
Paul Sinha's Real British Citizenship Test (Book)
Since 2005, well over one million prospective immigrants have attempted to cement permanent residency in the UK by taking the Home Office-devised 'Life in the UK' test. But Paul Sinha thinks it's as dull as ditchwater and a hopelessly inadequate preparation for life as a fully functioning Brit. After all, there's simply no point in knowing the exact span of the Hundred Years War if you don't know about Alan Sugar, Nando's, the rise of UKIP and the dangers of ordering half a pint. Details
For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
Coming Soon
No Offence (DVD)
Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It, Getting On), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise, Harper's Island) and Alexandra Roach (Hunderby, The Iron Lady) lead the unorthodox crack team of cops at the heart of Paul Abbott's No Offence, an outrageous new police procedural series from the writer of Shameless and State of Play. Details
The Maggie - Digitally Restored (Blu-ray & DVD)
Ealing Studios comedy set in the Scottish isles.
Hollywood's Paul Douglas plays Marshall, an American businessman who becomes involved with The Maggie, a rundown shipping vessel captained by Alex Mackenzie. It doesn't take Marshall long to realise that the skipper and his crew have pulled a fast one on him - but what can he do to stop them? Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Get Well Soon (DVD)
Sitcom set in an NHS tuberculosis sanatorium, based on the meeting of comedy-writing powerhouse team Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
One day in 1947, Roy Osborne (Matthew Cottle) is admitted to a TB sanatorium. He thinks he'll only be there for a few weeks, then finds that it could be several years before he can leave. Details
You Made Me Love You (DVD)
Monkey-business abounds in this spirited musical comedy updating Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew to 1930s London, with Stanley Lupino as the young man attempting to tame his formidably feisty bride - leading Hollywood comedienne Thelma Todd. Details
Del Boy: He Who Dares... - My Genuine Autobiography (Book)
Known to all as a wheeler-dealer and international playboy (just ask the manageress of El Sid's Torremolinos, 1978), Del matured into an award-winning man of business, thriving entrepreneur and glittering member of the jet-set.
In He Who Dares..., Del will share never-before-told stories of his childhood, offer nuggets of business advice for budding entrepreneurs and will tell his glorious tale of rags to riches to rags to rich(ish) in full. Details
Truths, Half Truths & Utter Bullshit - Nick Frost (Book)
"If I'm going to tell the story of a life, my life, then I need to tell it warts and all. If the tale is too saccharine sweet then what can the reader take away from it? What do they learn about you? I've written everything down. The shit, death, fun, naughtiness, addiction, laughter, laughter, laughter, some tears and lots of love and happiness. That to me is a better reflection of human life." Details
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine - The Complete Series (DVD)
One of the premiere comic performers from the second half of the 20th century, Marty Feldman struck a high watermark with his ATV series from the early 1970s: The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine.
The brainchild of M*A*S*H producer Larry Gelbart and co-starring anarchic comedy genius Spike Milligan, all 14 award-winning episodes are included. Details
Cuckoo - Complete Series 2 (DVD)
Two years after Cuckoo's disappearance, life in the Thompson family house is only just getting back to normal. Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) are looking forward to a future without the kids under their feet. Dylan is about to go to university and Rachel is rebuilding her life with her new boyfriend, when Dale (Taylor Lautner) arrives - Cuckoo's son. Details
Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap! (DVD)
No stranger to yap, Alan Carr yaps his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand-up show, Yap, Yap, Yap!.
The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand-up roots with his unique take on life. Yap it up. Details
Jethro: Live - What Happened Was... (DVD)
The West Country's greatest ever spinner of madness and mirth, Jethro is back and live for the first time in 4 years and for the last time ever!
Filmed on one special night in Summer 2015 at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre, What Happened Was... is a celebration of Jethro's forty years as one of the great joke-masters of all time. Details
Dara O Briain - Crowd Tickler Live (DVD)
Dara O Briain is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired and Star Gazing Live. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent and downright funny live performers working today. Details
Dylan Moran - Off The Hook (DVD)
Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, is back with his new stand-up show. Expect a master class in comedy from Dylan Moran in 2015's Off The Hook.
Referred to as "the Oscar Wilde of comedy", Moran is back in his first UK tour for three years and promises to deliver more of his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all delivered with poetical panache. Details
Roy Chubby Brown Hangs Up The Helmet - Live (DVD)
After more than 40 years of belly-bursting gags and outrageously offensive laughs, the world's bluest stand-up is finally hanging up his helmet.
Join Chubbs for his last ever live DVD, filmed in front of a live audience in August 2015 and featuring brand new material that's fatter, funnier and filthier than ever. One thing's for sure, age hasn't mellowed him. Details
Chris Ramsey Live - All Growed Up (DVD)
The debut live DVD of Chris Ramsey, regular on Celebrity Juice and star of BBC's Hebburn.
Join Chris as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood. Details
Mrs. Brown's Boys Live - How Now Mrs. Brown Cow! Tour (Blu-ray & DVD)
It's just weeks to go to Christmas in the Brown house. Agnes is excited because her son Trevor whom she has not seen in five years has promised to pay a Christmas Visit home.
However Cathy returns from her trip to America with unwelcome news, but who will tell Mammy? Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Paul Chowdhry - PC's World - Live 2015 (DVD)
Paul Chowdhry is back with his biggest tour to date. The LAFTA funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche.
Why is one person's offence another person's humour? PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why has tackling the preconceptions of political correctness become so offensive? Details
Round The Horne - The Complete Series Three (Audio)
Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 20 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. Details
For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
That's all, folks!
We'll be back in another fortnight with another great selection of upcoming and recent comedy releases. Until then, have a great Summer.
The British Comedy Guide
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