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D'ors open for Michael McIntyre and Ricky Gervais

And ANOTHER Bafta for Horrible Histories

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show has won the international Rose d’Or TV award for best studio entertainment show,

The comic collected the accolade at a ceremony in London tonight, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.

As previously announced, Ricky Gervais was presented with the performance of the year award for his role as Tony in After Life, the Netflix series which he also writes and directs. His co-star Diane Morgan  presented the trophy  

The comedian said: ‘I can’t believe I was chosen from all the amazing performances in both drama and comedy from all over the world this year. Truly flattered. This might be my favourite honour of my career.’


The UK had dominated the shortlist for the comedy-drama and sitcom award, with five of the six nominees made here: After Life, Channel 4’s Derry Girls and The Bisexual, ITV2’s Plebs, and Netflix’s Sex Education.

However, they all lost out to Spain’s Arde Madrid, the only non-British show in that section.

The separate comedy award, for which This Time With Alan Partridge and BBC Three’s Famalam has been nominated, went to Baroness Von Sketch Show from Canada.

The audio entertainment award, which had secured nominations for Daliso Chaponda’s Citizen of Nowhere and Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast, went to BBC World Service’s 13 Minutes to the Moon, a re-telling of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

  • The Bafta Children’s Awards were also held tonight, with Horrible Histories again scooping the comedy category. It previously scooped the title in 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2017.
  • And at the British Independent Film Awards, Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield won two awards: best supporting actor for Hugh Laurie, who plays Mr Dick, and best screenplay  for writers Iannucci and Simon Blackwell. 

Published: 1 Dec 2019

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