Fleabag wins Broadcast Award

Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:01am

  • Fleabag has claimed the Best Comedy Programme title at the Broadcast Awards 2020
  • Judges described the show as "a gamechanger that had resonated with the audience like no other comedy"
  • Meanwhile BBC Two's Mum was highly commended by the judges
Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Fleabag has added to its award-win list by claiming the Best Comedy Programme title at the Broadcast Awards.

The much sought after awards, run by TV trade magazine Broadcast, were handed out at a ceremony in London last night.

The second series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's highly acclaimed comedy was described as "literally the best show in the world last year" by one of the judges.

Another judge noted that the show "was a gamechanger that had resonated with the audience like no other comedy", and another noted it was "faultless from the first minute to the last".

The magazine says: "The first series narrowly missed out to BBC comedy Mum in this category back in 2016, but this time around, it was the clear winner. The award will find itself nestled up next to the six Emmys in Waller-Bridge's closet, which include wins for outstanding comedy series and outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

"Highlights of the series included the introduction of Andrew Scott as Fleabag's love interest, and a memorable turn from Kristin Scott Thomas. Praise has also been heaped on the choral score by Waller-Bridge's sister Isobel and Harry Bradbeer's direction."

Mum was highly commended by the judges for being "tender as it was funny". Also shortlisted were Derry Girls, Inside No. 9, Stath Lets Flats and This Time With Alan Partridge.

Other winners at the ceremony included Love Island and Channel 5. Full results


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