Joe on TV – Danny Cohen Interview (Arts Attack 06/03/09)

Danny Cohen - Controller of BBC ThreeFollowing my feature on last week’s show about the sitcom slump (if I repeat it enough the term will catch on), I speak to Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three about how he chooses which new comedies make it onto TV, whether he thinks we’re in a comedy recession and why he is giving Lily Allen a second series.

You can listen my piece on The Sitcom Slump here.

Roundhouse RadioArts Attack is the weekly arts and culture show on Roundhouse Radio. Hosted by Kate Lamble, the shows looks at all aspects of culture from books and film to music and TV. If you would like to hear the full show, and I recommend that you do because it’s great, you can stream it from the Roundhouse Radio website at


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  2. Do you remember a book the BBC gave away a couple of years ago to give new comedy writers a chance at getting their sitcom on tv.I can’t remember the name of the book, but it had the first acts of various new sitcoms written by established writers.One was from the writer of ‘Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie’.You had to finish the story from where they left off,and the winner would be made for tv.I don’t know if anybody did,because i never heard of anything coming from it.

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