'Thick' leads Bafta race

Tate and Dee also nominated

The shortlist for this year’s Baftas have been released – with The Thick Of It leading the comedy field.

Armando Iannucci’s political satire has been nominated three times: for best sitcom and for best comedy performance for stars Chris Langham and Peter Capaldi

The only show with more nominations is the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, with four.

Catherine Tate and Extras star Ashley Jenson were also nominated for best comedy performance.

And in the sitcom category, The Thick Of It and Extras are up against Peep Show and The Worst Week Of My Life.

Nominees for best comedy show or series are: The Catherine Tate Show, Creature Comforts, Help and Little Britian.

Jack Dee is up for best entertainment performance for his Live At The Apollo shows, against Noel Edmonds for Deal Or No Deal, Jeremy Clarkson for Top Gear and Jonathan Ross for Friday Night

The winners will be announced in London on May 7.


Published: 20 Dec 2005

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