Comedies up for Broadcast Awards

Best of digital channels

Comedy shows have scored several nominations in the Broadcast Digital Awards, announced today.

The Inbetweeners has been shortlisted for best scripted programme, alongside Chekhov: Comedy Shorts – the Sky Arts series that cast high-profile comic names in classic farces.

BBC Four also picked up three nominations in the same category: for the adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently, the biopic Hattie, starring Ruth Jones as Hattie Jacques, and The Road To Coronation Street. The shortlist is completed by Sky 1’s Mad Dogs.

Meanwhile, Russell Howard Good News has been shortlisted for best entertainment show, alongside Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice, Sky 1’s sports panel show A League of Their Own, and UKTV’s Fry and Laurie Reunited.

Reality shows Four Weddings and The Only Way is Essex complete that category.

In other categories, Robert Llewellyn’s in-car talk-show Carpool has been shortlisted for best content partnership, as it is funded by the Toyota Prius; the Fonejacker app is up for best use of digital technology and The Inbetweeners has been nominated for best programme marketing.

Published: 6 May 2011

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