TV and web comedies up for Broadcast Digital Awards 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018, 10:21am

Broadcast Digital Awards.

A number of British TV comedies have been nominated in the Broadcast Digital Awards 2018.

The awards, run by the industry's trade magazine, celebrate the best shows from channels still described as 'digital', as opposed to the 'mainstream' terrestrial channels.

This will be the first year that comedy has had its own category in the awards. Additionally, various web shows have been nominated in another new category as the organisers expand the number of prizes to match "the changing face of British broadcasting".

The comedy-related nominees are:

Best Comedy Programme

Chewing Gum. Tracey Gordon (Michaela Coel). Copyright: Retort.

Chewing Gum

In The Long Run. Image shows from L to R: Kobna (Sammy Kamara), Agnes (Madeline Appiah), Walter (Idris Elba), Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola). Copyright: Sky.

In The Long Run

Man Like Mobeen. Mobeen (Guz Khan). Copyright: Cave Bear Productions.

Man Like Mobeen

Roast Battle. Image shows from L to R: Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Jimmy Carr.

Roast Battle

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley).

The Young Offenders

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

This Country

Best Short Form Comedy

Absolutely Fine. Tom (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: Comedy Central.

Absolutely Fine

Bad Snappers. Image shows from L to R: Georgie (Georgie Fuller), Danni (Danni Jackson).

Bad Snappers

Broadcast Digital Awards.

How To Become TripAdvisor's #1 Fake Restaurant

Pls Like. Liam (Liam Williams). Copyright: Left Bank Pictures.

Pls Like

BBC Comedy.

BBC Studios Quickies

Romesh: Talking To Comedians. Image shows from L to R: Jack Dee, Romesh Ranganathan.

Romesh: Talking To Comedians

Best Entertainment Programme

CelebAbility. Copyright: Potato.


Broadcast Digital Awards.

Celebs Go Dating

Broadcast Digital Awards.

Just Tattoo Of Us

Broadcast Digital Awards.

Love Island

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


Unspun With Matt Forde. Matt Forde. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Unspun With Matt Forde

Elsewhere in the nominations, the Eddie Braben BBC Four biopic Eric, Ernie & Me is in the running in the drama category. To see the nominees across all genres visit

The results will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 4th July.

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