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Award nod for Milton Jones's axed show

Sony recognition... and a P45

Milton Jones has been nominated for a Sony Radio award – just minutes after Chortle revealed that Radio 4 decided to axe the show.

It mirrors the coincidence that Another Case of Milton Jones was canned in the same week that Channel 4 had decided not to pick up his TV pilot, House Of Rooms for a full series.

We broke the news that the show had been axed after five series this morning, just as the Sony nominations were being announced.

Jones’s show is up for best comedy along with fellow Radio 4 shows: Down The Line, Mark Steel’s In Town and The National Theatre of Brent’s Iconic Icons – plus 6 Music’s Adam and Joe.

Adam and Joe have also been shortlisted for best entertainment programme, against Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show. Also in that category are BBC Radio Humberside’s Beryl and Betty, Bauer Radio Scotland’s Boogie and Dingo’s Big Saturday Show, and Dixie & Gayle’s breakfast show on Real Radio Yorkshire

Do The Right Thing, a panel-show podcast hosted by Danielle Ward was nominated for best internet programme, alongside more serious offerings. The show was also nominated in the internet category of the Chortle Awards, which were presented earlier this month.

And stand-up-cum-BBC Radio Sheffield host Toby Foster is up for the speech radio personality of the year against Five Live’s Danny Baker and Richard Bacon, TalkSport’s Alan Brazil and Metro Radio’s Alan Robson.

Comic actress Katherine Jakeways is in line for best drama, for her Radio Four show North by Northamptonshire. Starring such comic luminaries as Mackenzie Crook, Kevin Eldon, Geoffrey Palmer, Penelope Wilton, Felicity Montagu and Sheila Hancock, it was based on an Edinburgh show.

Another Case Of Milton Jones has been running since 2005, but Jones has been on the Radio 4 with similar pun-based shows since1998.

Posted: 30 Mar 2012

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