Romesh Ranganathan up for a Bafta | And three nods for Car Share © BBC/Rumpus Media/Benjamin Green

Romesh Ranganathan up for a Bafta

And three nods for Car Share

Romesh Ranganathan has been nominated for a Bafta.

The comic is shortlisted for best entertainment performance for his BBC Three travel series Asian Provocateur, in which he travelled to his family's homeland of Sri Lanka.

He is up against three far more experienced hands: Graham Norton for his BBC One chat show; Leigh Francis for hosting ITV2's Celebrity Juice and Stephen Fry for his last series of QI.

Meanwhile, Peter Kay's Car share is up for three awards: best scripted comedy and best male and female performance in a comedy programme for Kay and co-star Sian Gibson.

In the programme category, it's up against Peep Show, Chewing Gum and People Just Do Nothing.

Perhaps surprisingly, the much-acclaimed Catastrophe does not get a nod here, although co-star and co-writer Sharon Horgan is recognised in the female performance category. That shortlist is completed my Michaela Coel for Chewing Gum and Miranda Hart for Miranda.

In the best male performance category, Kay is up against Hugh Bonneville for W1A, Javone Prince for his own BBC Two show, and Toby Jones for Detectorists.

Shortlisted for e best comedy and comedy entertainment programme are Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe, Have I Got News For You, QI and Would I Lie To You.

Across the board, BBC Two’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, leads the nominations, with four.

Winners are announced on May 8.

Published: 30 Mar 2016

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