Saturday, December 17, 2005

Far out!

Mutterings continued.

30c outside. I don't like it! I've just opened up the window next to the pooter to let some air in and discovered a marbled gecko! He's now on the inside of the window, just above the handle. Cool. He's now INSIDE the handle.

Did a lot of Xmas shopping this morning. All's that's left to do is something for my brother and some jewellery for one of my niece's.

'Little Britain' named top UK comedy show

Quirky sketch show Little Britain beat off the latest venture from Ricky Gervais to take the top honour at this year's British Comedy Awards.

The BBC show, the creation of double act Matt Lucas and David Walliams, was named the Best TV Comedy ahead of BBC Four's The Thick Of It and Gervais' Extras, his follow-up to the hugely successful The Office.

However, the other shows did not go home empty-handed.

The Simpsons won yet another award for Best International Comedy Show, beating Australian TV comedy hit, Kath and Kim, masterminded by Jane Turner and Gina Riley .

Ashley Jensen from Extras beat Tamsin Greig from Channel Four's Green Wing and Catherine Tate for her self-titled show to take the Best Comedy Actress gong.

Jensen also picked up the Best Comedy Newcomer award.

Chris Langham, star of The Thick Of It, was named Best Comedy Actor ahead of Gervais, Walliams and Lucas.

His show also picked up the Best New TV Comedy honour.

ITV1's talent show The X Factor was named Best Comedy Entertainment Program, while Festival took the Best Comedy Film award.

"This year's comedy output on television is probably the strongest ever in the 16 years of the British Comedy Awards," executive producer Michael Hurll said.

Victoria Wood and Julie Walters were also honoured at the star-studded ceremony for their work together over the past 25 years.

Wood and Walters received an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Comedy".

The pair have joined forces in television shows such as Talent in 1979, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985), Dinnerladies (1998), as well as a London West End musical this year, Acorn Antiques."

Disappointed the wonderful Tamsin Greig missed out on a gong. I haven't seen Acorn Antiques, but am reliably informed by my Northern Matette that it's very funny. Must be good for Sir Del Jacobi to guest star in an episode.

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