Comics hero and boy’s love video star Jonathan Ross will soon be seen searching for Steve Ditko, and BBC4 is producing a 3-part documentary about the comics, from Beano to Judge Dredd, according to an article in The Guardian

BBC4 is to explore the world of British comics in a new season of programmes that includes a history of the genre and a documentary in which Jonathan Ross goes in search of his hero. The three-part Comics Britannia will look at classic comic strips from the past 70 years from the Beano to Bunty, Commando to Viz and Eagle to 2000AD.

Narrated by The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, the series will feature those who wrote and illustrated the strips, comic experts and a range of celebrity fans who will relive their favourite moments and characters.

The Bash Street Kids, Dennis the Menace, Roy of The Rovers, the Fat Slags, Watchmen and V for Vendetta will all be brought to life.


  1. Dang it! How is it that no American documentarian has tried searching for Steve Ditko yet? Bravo Mr. Ross! I’m looking forward to seeing this!

  2. Hey Rich, any word on when BBC4 will be airing the program? I’d be interested to know so I can start pestering BBC America about it. :-)