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Julia Davis’s dark, costume-drama comedy Hunderby picked up both Best Sitcom and Best New Comedy Programme awards last night at the British Comedy awards.
The show beat off competition from The Thick of It, Rev and Twenty Twelve in the Sitcom category and Alan Partridge, Cardinal Burns and Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy in the Best New Comedy Programme category.
Hunderby was not the only TVO related winner on the night, the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme award was won by Harry Hill’s TV Burp directed by Spencer Millman.
Nathan Barley writer Charlie Brooker won Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Horrible Histories was beaten this year by Cardinal Burns (script edited by Rufus Jones) in the Best Sketch show category.
David Rawle from Moone Boy missed out on Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist to Morgana Robinson, but he has plenty of time to win awards!
Another TVO connection was that Katherine Parkinson was on the Jury this year.
Noel Fielding also popped up on film in a tribute to Vic and Bob, talking about Toasty Surrealism!
The full list of winners can be found below, and the whole ceremony is available on 4OD.
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality – Charlie Brooker
Best Sitcom – Hunderby
Best Male TV Comic – Lee Mack
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme – Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist – Morgana Robinson
Best TV Comedy Actress – Rebecca Front
The Writers Guild of Great Britain – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Best TV Comedy Actor – Peter Capaldi
Best Female TV Comic – Jo Brand
Best Sketch Show – Cardinal Burns
Best New Comedy Programme – Hunderby
Outstanding Achievement – Sacha Baron Cohen.