The British Comedy Awards. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.

The British Comedy Awards

ITV and Channel 4 factual awards programme. 25 episodes, 1990 - 2014. Features Jonathan Ross.

British Comedy Awards 1990

The very first awards were presented by Michael Parkinson, broadcast live from the London Palladium.

Further details


Best New TV Comedy: Drop The Dead Donkey

Top TV Comedy Actor: David Jason

Top TV Comedy Actress: Jean Boht

Top TV Comedy Newcomer: Pauline Quirke

Top British Film Actor: Griff Rhys Jones

Top British Film Actress: Pauline Collins

Top Live Stand Up: Victoria Wood

Top British TV Comedy: A Bit Of A Do

Top ITV/C4 Sitcom: A Bit Of A Do

Top BBC Sitcom: Only Fools And Horses

Top US Sitcom: Cheers

Top Entertainment Performer: Rowan Atkinson

Top Variety Act: Russ Abbott

Top Comedy Film: Shirley Valentine

Top Radio Comedy: Victor Lewis-Smith

Best Stage Comedy Newcomer: Mike Doyle

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Award For Top Comedy Writer: David Nobbs

Lifetime Achievement Award For Stage: Norman Wisdom

Lifetime Achievement Award For Radio: Roy Hudd

Lifetime Achievement Award For Film Comedy: Peter Rogers (Carry On films producer)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronnie Barker

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th December 1990
120 minutes