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The British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards

  • TV factual
  • ITV / Channel 4
  • 1990 - 2014
  • 25 episodes

Britain's premier comedy awards for almost 25 years, honouring the very best in the business. Features Jonathan Ross.

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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.

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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

Saturday 13th December 1997
150 minutes

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