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 2005

The Thick Of It and Extras were the main winners in 2005, whilst Catherine Tate was the most popular programme with the public.

Further details


Best TV Comedy: Little Britain

Best New TV comedy: The Thick Of It

Best TV Comedy Actor: Chris Langham

Best TV Comedy Actress: Ashley Jensen

Best Comedy Newcomer: Ashley Jensen

Best International Show: The Simpsons

Best Entertainment Programme: The X Factor

Best Comedy Drama: Shameless

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Paul O'Grady

Best Comedy Film: Festival

People's Choice Award: Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway / The Catherine Tate Show (see below)

Ronnie Barker Memorial Writer Of The Year: Matt Lucas and David Walliams

Outstanding Achievement: Julie Walters and Victoria Wood


This year's awards were mirred in scandal when it was revealed in 2007 that the public had actually voted The Catherine Tate Show for the People's Choice Award, but ITV bosses had insisted it was awarded to Ant & Dec.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 14th December 2005
150 minutes