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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 stand-up awards. 75 episodes (9 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars Mark Watson and Patrick Kielty.

2019

1. Heat 1 - London

First broadcast: Friday 5th July 2019

Jen Brister hosts the first heat of the Radio 4 Comedy Award, the nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK.

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2. Heat 2 - London

First broadcast: Friday 12th July 2019

Ten acts compete in the second heat of BBC Introducing Radio 4 Award 2019, recorded at Up the Creek Comedy Club in London and hosted by Sarah Keyworth.

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3. Heat 3 - Leicester

First broadcast: Friday 19th July 2019

The third heat, recorded at The Y in Leicester and hosted by Lloyd Griffith.

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4. Heat 4 - Manchester

First broadcast: Friday 26th July 2019

The fourth heat, recorded at The Comedy Store in Manchester and hosted by Chris Washington.

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5. Heat 5 - Cardiff

First broadcast: Friday 2nd August 2019

The final heat of BBC Introducing Radio 4 Award 2019, recorded at The Glee Club in Cardiff and hosted by Robin Morgan.

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6. Semi Final 1

First broadcast: Wednesday 7th August 2019

Mark Watson hosts the first of two semi-finals, as the nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK continues.

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7. Semi Final 2

First broadcast: Thursday 8th August 2019

Mark Watson hosts the second of the two semi-finals, as the nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK continues.

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8. Grand Final

First broadcast: Thursday 15th August 2019

Donald Alexander, Hannah Platt, Josh Jones, Mo Omar and Janine Harouni compete for the prestigious BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 2019, live on Radio 4. Mark Watson hosts.

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