Awards 2018 shortlist

Monday 21st January 2019, 10:00am

  • The shortlists for the Awards 2018 have been revealed. Vote now Awards 2018.

The TV and radio programmes shortlisted for the Awards 2018 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 involving every new British comedy TV and radio programme broadcast last year. Running over the past fortnight, tens of thousands of votes were cast to whittle down all 409 nominees to just six in each category, covering sitcom to entertainment formats.

The final round of voting is open now - with the public asked to select which of the six shortlisted comedies in each category should win - and will run until noon on Sunday 3rd February. Winners, determined entirely by the public vote with no jury, weighting, or other interference, will be announced on Monday 4th February 2019.

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

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.Derry Girls

The Reluctant Landlord. Romesh (Romesh Ranganathan). Copyright: What Larks Productions.The Reluctant Landlord

Sally4Ever. Image shows from L to R: David (Alex Macqueen), Sally (Catherine Shepherd), Emma (Julia Davis).Sally4Ever

Sara Pascoe Vs Monogamy. Sara Pascoe.Sara Pascoe Vs Monogamy

Stath Lets Flats. Stath (Jamie Demetriou). Copyright: Roughcut Television.Stath Lets Flats

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

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

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Martin (Paul Ritter).Friday Night Dinner

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton).Not Going Out

Still Game. Image shows from L to R: Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill), Jack Jarvis (Ford Kiernan).Still Game

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

Upstart Crow. Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell). Copyright: BBC.Upstart Crow

Best Radio Sitcom

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years. Image shows from L to R: Harry McEntire, Sue Townsend. Copyright: Pier Productions.Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

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

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

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Copyright: BBC.The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

The Shuttleworths. John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows). Copyright: BBC.The Shuttleworths

Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!. Milton (Milton Jones). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!

Best TV Sketch Show

Famalam. Image shows from L to R: John MacMillan, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg. Copyright: BBC.Famalam

Gigglebiz. Justin Fletcher. Copyright: BBC.Gigglebiz

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.Horrible Histories

Limmy's Homemade Show. Brian Limond.Limmy's Homemade Show

Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman.Tracey Breaks The News

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

Britain In Bits With Ross Noble. Ross Noble. Copyright: Matt Stronge.Britain In Bits With Ross Noble

Dead Ringers. Image shows from L to R: Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey. Copyright: BBC.Dead Ringers

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again.I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again... Again

Jeremy Vine: Agony Uncle.Jeremy Vine: Agony Uncle

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

Newsjack. Angela Barnes. Copyright: BBC / Matt Stronge.Newsjack

Best TV Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson. Copyright: Zeppotron.8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule. Harry Hill. Copyright: Nit TV.Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton.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.QI

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. Image shows from L to R: Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer. 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

Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland. Billy Connolly. Copyright: 7 Wonder.Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland

Cunk On.... Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan). Copyright: House Of Tomorrow.Cunk On Britain

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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Owl Power.Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

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

Best Radio Entertainment Show

Alfie Moore: It's A Fair Cop. Alfie Moore. Copyright: BBC.Alfie Moore: It's A Fair Cop

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

Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC.Joe Lycett's Obsessions

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

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

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Tim Vine. Copyright: BBC.The Tim Vine Chat Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

Click & Collect. Image shows from L to R: Dev D'Cruz (Asim Chaudhry), Andrew Bennett (Stephen Merchant).Click & Collect

Dave Allen At Peace. Dave Allen (Aidan Gillen). Copyright: Darlow Smithson.Dave Allen At Peace

Death On The Tyne. Image shows from L to R: Gemma (Sian Gibson), Terry (Johnny Vegas).Death On The Tyne

Flowers. Image shows from L to R: Amy (Sophia Di Martino), Maurice (Julian Barratt), Deborah (Olivia Colman), Donald (Daniel Rigby). Copyright: Kudos Productions.Flowers

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

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 11:59am on Sunday 3rd February 2019. Vote now

This is the 13th year British Comedy Guide has run its annual awards. Television event The British Comedy Awards have not taken place since 2014, making the Awards now 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.

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