Matt Berry’s I Regress and Holy Flying Circus were amongst the winners at the prestigious Writers’ Guild Awards last night.
Berry’s radio show I, Regress, co-starring Katherine Parkinson beat off stiff competition for Best Radio Comedy from fellow TVO veterans, no less. Coming home empty handed were Another Case Of Milton Jones featuring Lucy Montgomery, Ben Willbond and Dan Tetsell, and In & Out Of The Kitchen featuring Justin Edwards with Miles Jupp.
Meanwhile, Holy Flying Circus – the Monty Python biopic featuring Rufus Jones – won Best TV Comedy for writer Tony Roche, beating out Grandma’s House and PhoneShop.
Other winners on the night included Being Human (which featured Laura Patch in Series 3 and will feature Colin Hoult in Series 4 next year), for Best TV Drama, while Sherlock and Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat consoled himself over losing Best TV Shortform Drama for Sherlock (which featured Katherine Parkinson), with The Special Award for Outstanding Writing.
And while we’re on the subject of Doctor Who, TVO’s very own Horrible Histories was up for the Best Children’s TV Script award, but lost out to Phil Ford’s moving The Curse Of Clyde Langer two-parter from sorely missed Doctor Who spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures. As much as we love Horrible Histories, we have to admit this was a much deserved win for a delightful piece of drama.
You can see the full list of winners on The Writers’ Guild Website over yonder, and congratulations to all who won – especially our lot, because we already knew you were brilliant, and this just confirms it!