Awards 2017 shortlist

Monday 15th January 2018, 4:00pm Awards 2017. Copyright: BCG

Comedies shortlisted for the Awards 2017 have been announced.

Sixty programmes across ten categories are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

The shortlists were compiled from a public vote of every new British comedy TV and radio programme broadcast last year. Running over the past fortnight, tens of thousands of comedy fans took part in the poll to help whittle down all 387 nominated shows to just six in each category.

The final round of voting will now run until midnight on Saturday 27th January, with the public asked to select which of the six shortlisted comedies in each category should win. Winners - determined entirely by the public vote with no jury, weighting, or other interference - will be announced on Monday 29th January.

This is the 12th year British Comedy Guide has run its annual awards. Television event The British Comedy Awards have not taken place since 2014, making the Awards one of the only chances for British comedy programmes and those who create and star in them to be celebrated, and the only TV and radio comedy awards in which the results are decided by the audience alone.

The nominees list can be seen in full below, or viewed by taking part in the vote.

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Best New TV Sitcom

Back. Image shows from L to R: Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb)


GameFace. Marcella (Roisin Conaty). Copyright: Objective Productions


Quacks. Image shows from L to R: Dr. Hendrick (Rupert Everett), Robert (Rory Kinnear), Caroline (Lydia Leonard), William (Mathew Baynton), John (Tom Basden). Copyright: Lucky Giant


This Country. Image shows from L to R: Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper), Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: BBC

This Country

Tim Vine Travels Through Time. Tim (Tim Vine). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Tim Vine Travels Through Time

White Gold. Image shows from L to R: Brian Fitzpatrick (James Buckley), Vincent Swan (Ed Westwick), Martin Lavender (Joe Thomas). Copyright: Fudge Park

White Gold

Best Returning TV Sitcom

Car Share. Image shows from L to R: John Redmond (Peter Kay), Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions

Car Share

Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television


Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: BBC


Man Down. Dan (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television

Man Down

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: UKTV

Red Dwarf

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Tubbs (Steve Pemberton), Edward (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC

The League Of Gentlemen

Best Radio Sitcom

Anansi Boys. Image shows from L to R: Charlie (Jacob Anderson), Mr Nancy (Lenny Henry), Spider (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett). Copyright: BBC

Anansi Boys

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Komedia Entertainment

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Copyright: BBC

Ed Reardon's Week

Fags, Mags And Bags. Image shows from L to R: Sanjay (Omar Raza), Ramesh (Sanjeev Kohli), Dave (Donald Mcleary), Alok (Susheel Kumar). Copyright: The Comedy Unit

Fags, Mags And Bags

John Finnemore's Double Acts. John Finnemore. Copyright: Pozzitive Productions

John Finnemore's Double Acts

Tim Vine Travels In Time. Tim (Tim Vine). Copyright: BBC

Tim Vine Travels In Time

Best TV Sketch Show

French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders

French And Saunders

Horrible Histories. Tom Stourton. Copyright: Lion Television

Horrible Histories

The Keith & Paddy Picture Show. Copyright: Talkback

The Keith & Paddy Picture Show

Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman

Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Ullman's Show. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC / Allan McKeown Presents

Tracey Ullman's Show

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves. Copyright: BBC

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Best Radio Sketch Show

Austentatious. Image shows from L to R: Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Austentatious


Dead Ringers. Copyright: BBC

Dead Ringers

Harry And Paul Present: The Gentlemen's Club. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: BBC

Harry And Paul Present...

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lawry Lewin, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan, Simon Kane. Copyright: BBC

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now. Kevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now

Newsjack. Copyright: BBC


Best TV Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jimmy Carr

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Have I Got News For You. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions

Have I Got News For You

Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain

Mock The Week

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames


The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Jimmy Carr

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron

Would I Lie To You?

Best Radio Panel Show

Colin Murray

Fighting Talk

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Copyright: BBC

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Just A Minute. Image shows from L to R: Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons. Copyright: BBC

Just A Minute

The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC

The Museum Of Curiosity

The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC

The News Quiz

The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment

The Unbelievable Truth

Best TV Entertainment Show

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Dave Gorman. Copyright: Liberty Bell

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

Frankie Boyle's New World Order. Frankie Boyle. Copyright: Zeppotron

Frankie Boyle's New World Order

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television


The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions

The Last Leg

Best Radio Entertainment Show

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Andy Hamilton. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne

Andy Hamilton Sort Of Remembers

Keep Calman Carry On. Susan Calman. Copyright: BBC

Keep Calman Carry On

Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC

Mark Steel's In Town

The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC

The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC

The Now Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt)

Cold Feet

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes)

Doc Martin

Eric, Ernie And Me. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise (Neil Maskell), Eddie Braben (Stephen Tompkinson), Eric Morecambe (Mark Bonnar). Copyright: Objective Productions

Eric, Ernie And Me

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC

Inside No. 9

Murder On The Blackpool Express. Image shows from L to R: Terry (Johnny Vegas), Gemma (Sian Gibson)

Murder On The Blackpool Express

No Offence. Image shows from L to R: D.I. Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), D.S. Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach). Copyright: AbbottVision

No Offence

Voting is open until 23:59 on Saturday 27th January. Vote now

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