The shortlists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018 have been announced. Below are the nominees in the comedy-related categories...
Best Scripted Comedy (Longform)
Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)
Elsewhere in the lists, Marcus Brigstocke is nominated for his drama The Red; Julia McKenzie has been recognised for her role in the 'Mercy Dash' episode of John Finnemore's Double Acts; and Andy Hamilton's podcast Inside Donald Trump has been nominated for best online show.
Meanwhile John Finnemore has been nominated for the Tinniswood Award for Best Audio Drama Script for the 'Penguin Diplomacy' episode of John Finnemore's Double Acts. He is nominated alongside David Eldridge and Sarah Woods for the £3000 prize.
The judges said: "This is a perfectly formed piece of comic dramatic writing. While the play functions as a gentle satire on, and reductio ad, absurdum of the aspirations of empire and colonialism, it never loses sight of the humanity of those minions who must service such a grasping cause. Much of the humour of the piece derives from reading the personal sentiments between the lines of the official declarations. What emerges is the warmth of human friendship in contrast to the coldest of colonial and climatic environments."
The BBC explains: "The BBC Audio Drama Awards celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in this genre.
The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House on Sunday 28th January 2018.