Comedies in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2019

Thursday 16th May 2019, 9:20am

Update: Fleabag and Hounslow Diaries were amongst the winners. Results
Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Death On The Tyne, Fleabag, Man Like Mobeen, Sally4Ever, This Country and Timewasters are amongst the nominees in the Broadcast Digital Awards 2019.

Run by the trade magazine Broadcast, the awards focus on content from channels not considered 'terrestrial', and aim to "celebrate leading digital content from across the UK".

The comedy related nominees are as follows:

Best Comedy Programme

Death On The Tyne. Image shows from L to R: Mildred (Sheila Reid), Hilda (Georgie Glen), Colleen (Sue Johnston), Gemma (Sian Gibson), Terry (Johnny Vegas), Captain Jack (James Fleet), Tracy (Taj Atwal), Denise (Felicity Montagu), DJ Bobby (David Mumeni), Alan (Don Gilet), Justin Valentine (Tony Gardner), Emily (Doon Mackichan).

Death On The Tyne

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.


Man Like Mobeen. Image shows from L to R: Nate (Tolulope Ogunmefun), Eight (Tez Ilyas), Aks (Duaa Karim), Mobeen (Guz Khan).

Man Like Mobeen

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


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

This Country

Timewasters. Image shows from L to R: Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Samson Kayo. Copyright: Big Talk Productions.


Best Short Form Comedy

God's Own County. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Monica Dolan), Kieran (Kieran Hodgson).

God's Own County

Hounslow Diaries. Image shows from L to R: Shaheeda (Ambreen Razia), Tash (Mandeep Dhillon), Leonie (Robyn Cara). Copyright: CPL Productions.

Hounslow Diaries

Bloods. Image shows from L to R: Wendy (Jane Horrocks), Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Samson Kayo's Comedy Short

Susan Wokoma's Comedy Short. Image shows from L to R: Sally (Daisy May Cooper), Ann (Susan Wokoma). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Susan Wokoma's Comedy Short

The Data Doctor. Image shows from L to R: The Data Doctor (Mark Silcox), Bachala Mbunzama.

The Data Doctor

Wonderdate. Man (Tim Key). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.


Best Entertainment Programme

Britain's Got More Talent

Celebs Go Dating

Judge Romesh. Image shows from L to R: Court Clerk (Kerry Howard), Romesh Ranganathan, Court Bailiff (Tom Davis). Copyright: Hungry Bear Media.

Judge Romesh

Love Island

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


The Heist

Taskmaster is also nominated in the Gamechanger Programme category, alongside Al Murray's Why Does Everyone Hate The English, Flack, Surviving R Kelly and True Love Or True Lies?.

Comedy formats Pie And A Pint (Comedy Central online) and Little Prankers (BBC iPlayer) appear in the Best Short Form Format list.

Also appearing in the nominations is Channel 4's social campaign for Derry Girls, and the Comedy Central team for their digital presence., BBC Three and Channel 4's Mashed are amongst the Best Original Web Channel nominees. Full nominees list

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 3rd July.

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