Boy Meets Girl up for major awards | ...just after it was axed

Boy Meets Girl up for major awards

...just after it was axed

BBC comedy Boy Meets Girl landed five prestigious award nominations – less than 24 hours after it was revealed that it has been axed.

The show is up for best comedy at the Royal Television Society awards for the North West alongside Broken Biscuits, Citizen Khan and children’s programme  Class Dismissed.

Boy Meets Girl  writers Elliot Kerrigan and Simon Carlyle are up for best scriptwriter and stars Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple are up for best performance in a comedy

Also up for the comedy acting accolade are  Adil Ray for  Citizen Khan and Alison Steadman for Broken Biscuits.

And the scriptwriter shortlist is completed by Jimmy McGovern and Rob Pugh for Reg;  Mark Oswin and James Griffiths for Danger Mouse and Sally Wainwright  for Happy Valley.

Meanwhile, the Comedy Classroom competition, which gave 13 to 15 year-olds the chance to have their work made by the BBC, is up for the best education programme  alongside Shakespeare Unplugged and Ten Pieces.

Nominations were announced yesterday, a day after Chortle reported Boy Meets Girl’s cancellation amid falling ratings.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Les Dennis in November.

Published: 30 Sep 2016

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