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The British Comedy Awards

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

British Comedy Awards 1997

Jonathan Ross hosts the 8th comedy awards ceremony live from London, as Britain's top performers are honoured. In The People's Choice, a new category this year, viewers will be able to phone in during the show to vote for their favourite programme.

Further details

Winners

Best Comedy Show: The Fast Show

Best New TV Comedy: The Harry Hill Show

Best TV Comedy Actor: David Jason (Only Fools And Horses)

Best TV Comedy Actress: Dawn French (The Vicar Of Dibley)

Top Comedy Newcomer: Graham Norton

Top BBC1 Personality: Caroline Aherne

Top ITV Personality: Cilla Black

Top BBC2/C4 Personality: Paul Whitehouse

Best Radio Comedy: People Like Us

Best Comedy Film: The Full Monty

Cockburn's Funniest Comedy Moment: Only Fools And Horses

Best International Comedy: The Larry Sanders show

Best BBC Sitcom: One Foot In The Grave Christmas Special

Best ITV Sitcom: Faith In The Future

Best Channel 4 Sitcom: Father Ted Christmas Special

Best BBC Comedy Drama: The Missing Postman

Best ITV Comedy Drama: Cold Feet

Best Children's Comedy: My Dad's A Boring Nerd

Best Entertainment Programme: An Evening With Lily Savage

Top Stand-Up Comic: Jack Dee

People's Choice: Only Fools And Horses

WGGB Achievement Award: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Lifetime Achievement Award: Stanley Baxter

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 13th December 1997
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
150 minutes