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Another award nomination...

Little Britain has been nominated for yet another comedy award, this one judged by a panel of leading TV industry experts.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams’s comedy – which attracted a healthy 4.2 million viewers when it transferred from BBC3 to BBC1 on Friday night – is in line for Broadcast magazine’s best comedy award.

But it faces stiff competition from Channel 4 shows Green Wing and Peep Show, BBC2’s surreal animation I Am Not An Animal and BBC3’s Nighty Night.

Both Green Wing and Julia Davis’s dark Nighty Night are also up for best new programme in the awards, to be handed out on January 26.

Lilttle Britain also won the comedy category at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards last night.

Published: 6 Dec 2004

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Steve Carell created this new Netflix comedy with his showrunner on The Office showrunner Greg Daniels, and stars as a four-star general leading the new Space Force.

The show also stars  John Malkovich, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz and Lisa Kudrow - and is directed by Paul King, the Brit who called the shots on Paddington and, long before that, the Mighty Boosh.

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