Judged on their record

Comedy shows scoop audio awards

Little Britain, the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Just A Minute have all won prizes in the annual awards for audiobooks.

Radio 4's original version of Little Britain scooped the gold Audio Award for comedy, as well as a bronze for its marketing campaign.

The long-awaited 'tertiary phase' of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was also a double winner, scooping the gold for drama TV and film, as well as a silver for production.

Just A Classic Minute, a collection from the long-running Radio 4 series, won the silver award for comedy as well as the Radio Times Readers' Choice award.

And I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue, a 2003 retelling of Dickens's Christmas Carol featuring such regular contestants as Jeremy Hardy, Linda Smith and Stephen Fry, scooped the bronze in the comedy category.

The BBC picked up a record 21 accolades in the annual awards handed out by the Audiobook Publishing Association at a ceremony held in London hosted by John Sergeant

The winners were chosen by panel of independent experts including journalists, producers, writers and retailers.

Jan Paterson, of BBC Audiobooks said: 'These awards simply recognise the talent, creativity and hard work put in by everyone in our company.'

Published: 29 Sep 2005

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