An unknown comedian has been shortlisted for the biggest prize in radio comedy – alongside the likes of Paul Whitehouse, Mark Thomas and Mitchell and Webb – with her first ever show.
Miriam Elia landed a six-part series on digital channel BBC 7 after winning the corporation’s Witty And Twisted competition last year, which sought new writers for radio.
Now her show A Series of Psychotic Episodes has been nominated for the prestigious Sony Award for radio comedy.
Also shortlisted are the Radio 4 shows Down The Line, starring Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson, Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime and That Mitchell and Webb Sound.
The list is completed by Fags, Mags and Bags, the six-part sitcom set in a corner shop and created by Karen Dunbar writers Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.
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The winners will be announced in London on May 12.
Elia, 25,is also graphic designer, and was a finalist in Channel 4’s Gags To Go short film competition with Cockface, which was about an alcoholic robotic rabbit. Here it is: