The Matt Lucas Awards. Matt Lucas. Copyright: John Stanley Productions / BBC
The Matt Lucas Awards

The Matt Lucas Awards

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Matt Lucas brings his Radio 2 panel show format to television. Guests nominate people and things for his obscure award categories. Stars Matt Lucas, Diana Lobatto and David Arnold.

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Series 2, Episode 3

Matt Lucas asks broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and comedians Mark Watson and Holly Walsh for more nominations for his awards.

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Further details

The Matt Lucas Awards. Copyright: John Stanley Productions / BBC

This week's awards are the Lucas for Least Helpful Expression, the Lucas for Most Ridiculous British Law and the regular Hidden Talent Award.

The winners are decided by Blue Peter icons Peter Purves, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan.

Who will be leaving Matt's front room with their own golden Lucas statue? Only The Matt Lucas Awards has the answers.

Least Helpful Expression

Mark Watson: "The darkest hour is just before the dawn"

Holly Walsh: "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place" ('Winner')

Gyles Brandreth: "Many a mickle makes a muckle"

Most Ridiculous British Law

Gyles Brandreth: It is illegal to die within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster DISQUALIFIED

Mark Watson: Pregnant women are allowed to wee in a policeman's helment DISQUALIFIED

Holly Walsh: It is illegal to jump off Worthing pier, but it IS legal to fly off Worthing pier ('Winner')

Hidden Talent Award

Mark Watson: Immediately giving the number of letters in any word ('Winner')

Gyles Brandreth: Turning a banana into a pig

Holly Walsh: Taking a point from an Olympian in table tennis

Chirpiest Guest

Gyles Brandreth

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th March 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th March 2013 11:05pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 19th March 2013 11:35pm BBC1 Scot
Friday 22nd March 2013 11:20pm BBC1
Saturday 23rd March 2013 12:10am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Matt Lucas Host / Presenter
Diana Lobatto Matt's Mum
Guest cast
Gyles Brandreth Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Mark Watson Guest
Peter Duncan Self
Janet Ellis Self
Peter Purves Self
David Carr Self
Paul Drinkhall Self
Writing team
Matt Lucas Writer
Ashley Blaker Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer (Additional Material)
David Scott Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Ashley Blaker Series Producer
Matt Lucas Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Kate Staples Producer
Richard Trier Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
David Arnold Composer


Least Helpful Expression

Gyles Brandreth, Mark Watson and Holly Walsh discuss well known sayings with Matt Lucas.

View this clip on the BBC website

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