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

The British Comedy Awards

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

British Comedy Awards 1998

Live coverage from London's South Bank of the 9th British Comedy Awards. Jonathan Ross hosts the event in which 18 coveted awards are presented to honour the elite in film, television, stage and radio. Also, once again viewers will be able to phone in and vote for 'The People's Choice Award'.

Further details

Winner

Best Comedy Series: Goodness Gracious Me

Best New TV Comedy: The Royle Family

Best TV Comedy Actor: Steve Coogan (I'm Alan Partridge)

Best TV Comedy Actress: Emma Chambers (The Vicar Of Dibley)

Top TV Comedy Newcomer: Dylan Moran (How Do You Want Me?)

Best TV Sitcom: I'm Alan Partridge

Best Light Entertainment Series: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Top BBC1 Comedy Personality: Harry Enfield

Top BBC2 Personality: Steve Coogan

Top ITV Personality: Michael Barrymore

Best Children's Comedy: Sooty & Co

Best Television Comedy Drama: Underworld

Best Comedy Film: Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Best Radio Comedy: Old Harry's Game

Best Stand-Up Comedian: Tommy Tiernan

WGGB Writer Of The Year Award: Denis Norden and (posthumously) Frank Muir

People's Choice Award: One Foot In The Grave

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dame Thora Hird

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 12th December 1998
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
150 minutes