- Sketch Show
- BBC Radio 4 Extra
- Shaun Keaveny, David Schneider, Harriet Carmichael and Kathy Clugston
- David Schneider and Lucy Freeman
- Jack Soper and Will Drysdale
From June 2015 to November 2015, Radio 4 broadcast a series called Natural Histories. It primarily focused on elements of nature that have had a profound impact on human culture and society through history.
In each documentary there was a short comedy sketch featuring a monologue from the subject in question (e.g. a scarab beetle admitting to her son that his dad rolled dung, or a Magyarosaurus attempting to be serious).
This Radio 4 Extra programme re-packages the audio into one show, based around the idea of an awards ceremony.
Forget your Grammys and Oscars, there's only one awards ceremony that everyone's talking about... well, nearly everyone. Well, mainly animals really. The Natural Histories Comedy Awards!
From a parrot with jealousy issues, to an anemone that doesn't want to live forever - this is a unique take on the world of natural history, told by the species themselves. So, if you want to know which member of the animal kingdom defects in the woods, and who's got the biggest tentacles then good reef, you've come to the right place.
- Production company
- First broadcast
- Friday 10th June 2016 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 7:30am
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 11th June 2016 at 5:30am