BBC New Comedy Awards
And the winner is Yuriko Kotani. After months of heats the BBC’s annual search to find the comics of tomorrow reached it’s climax with the live final, hosted by Patrick Kielty from London’s Comedy Store and broadcast live on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon.
To highlight the event the BBC commissioned five new radio sitcom pilots which have been broadcast over the course of this week, including: The Tim Vine Chatshow. You can catch up with the final, other heats, the sitcoms and whole host of related highlights here
Hancock’s Back !
Well sort of after the success in 2014 on BBC Radio 4 of the re-make of the missing Hancock’s Half Hour episodes and the live Edinburgh Festival shows, Kevin Mc Nally is to reprise his role as Tony Hancock for a second series starting on BBC Radio 4 Monday 23rd November 2015 at 11.30.
This is a must for Hancock fans as these episodes being re-created have never been heard since their original broadcast.