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Out Of Order named Gamechanger Programme of the Year

Thursday 4th July 2024, 9:36am

Out Of Order. Image shows left to right: Judi Love, Rosie Jones, Katherine Ryan

Out Of Order, the Comedy Central gameshow hosted by Rosie Jones, has been named Gamechanger Programme of the Year in the Broadcast Digital Awards.

The series, which was broadcast in February, sees two teams of comedians - lead by Katherine Ryan and Judi Love - compete in front of a studio audience to place members of the public in the correct order in a series of revealing categories such as, 'Who earns the most?' and 'Who's had the most one night stands?'.

The award's judges described the format as "a great show that proves comedy and celebrating diversity go hand in hand".
Broadcast notes: "Championing themes about identity in a unique format that requires its guests to judge a book by its cover might seem like a difficult task - but the show deals with the undertones of these complex issues in a way that remains light-hearted and empowering for everyone involved.

"The show's audience is as diverse as its cast. Viewers with a disability made up 22% of the show's audience (up 275% on slot), and female viewership increased from up 51% on slot in the first episode to up 93% for the second episode. Overall, the show launched strongly with episode 1 up +22% on slot average, and viewing increased for the second episode, up 74% on slot average.

"Hosting trio, comprising Rosie Jones, and team captains Judi Love and Katherine Ryan - people who have spoken publicly about being judged based on their appearances - clearly resonated with their audience, and Jones and Love have praised [production company] Rumpus Media and Comedy Central for their support."

Further episodes of Out Of Order have already been filmed, and will be broadcast on Comedy Central at a later date.

Best Comedy Programme: Things You Should Have Done

Things You Should Have Done. Image shows left to right: Lucas (Jamie Bisping), Auntie Karen (Selin Hizli), Chi (Lucia Keskin), Michelle (Sinead Matthews)

The ceremony also saw an award for Lucia Keskin's new BBC Three sitcom, Best Comedy Programme.
Broadcast notes: "Things You Should Have Done masterfully blends traditional high gag comedy with Gen-Z-inspired humour resulting in a refreshing and unique family sitcom.

"The comedy is fresh from the mind of first-time screen-writer Lucia Keskin. Having built a platform on social media sharing comedy skits, Keskin was commissioned to write the pilot at just 19 years old. Keskin's professional origin is proof that 'talent can be successfully brought from social to the big screen', commented one judge.

"The show follows the life of the clueless Chi and her fragmented family as she navigates independent life in the aftermath of her parent's sudden deaths.

"Despite her youth, Keskin's writing is self-confident, playful and rich. She is described by the judges as a 'fantastic new talent' and 'exactly what this industry needs'. The playful, deadpan comedy is pitched to deliver belly laughs, yet Keskin deals with sensitive topics, such as Karen's ongoing fertility issues, with a care and sensitivity far beyond her years.

"Things You Should Have Done champions diversity both on and off screen, and aims to portray working-class families in a more playful and innovative way than is usually seen on screen. As one judge commented, it is 'effortlessly diverse without trying hard and being clunky'.

"Our judges sum up Things You Should Have Done as being simply 'to die for'."

Best Entertainment Programme: Rob And Romesh Vs

Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions

Rob And Romesh Vs took home the Best Entertainment Programme trophy.

Broadcast says: "Our judges were impressed by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan's dynamic, with one judge describing them as the 'perfect partnership who were on the right line of mischief, but still welcoming and warm'.

"Beckett and Ranganathan travel around the world, trying to beat each other at preposterous challenges in this lively series. From Penn & Teller, K-pop and Crufts to opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, comedy meets competition as these two comedians and friends take on tasks they should probably just leave to the specialists.

"The episode submitted for the awards entry sees the hosts in Venice learning Nessun Dorma, which they perform at a sold-out show in London.

"One judge described the show as having 'massive scale and ambition and a brilliant duo at the heart of it' and it was 'laugh out loud throughout and had a fantastic ending'.

"Rob And Romesh Vs' popularity is evidenced by its viewing figures, averaging 1.148m and peaking at 1.366m. Judges also praised the production quality of the series, with one saying: 'Kudos to production team who didn't rest on just having great talent and worked them hard. Great directing, great producing, great editing'."[newlingrey]

The ceremony was hosted by Ellie Taylor. A full list of winners across all genres can be viewed via BroadcastNow.co.uk

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