Catastrophe wins Broadcast Award for Best Comedy

TV trade magazine Broadcast held its Awards last night, where the best in British TV production was recognised in a ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross.

Catastrophe won Best Comedy Programme for the second time, Broadcast said: “Scooping its second Best Comedy Programme gong in three years, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s six-part comedy scored a hat-trick of nominations for its third series, which was referred to by one judge as ‘unlike anything else on TV right now’.

“The ‘fresh, funny and real’ series, co-produced with Amazon, once again followed the exploits of Sharon Morris (Horgan) and Rob Norris (Delaney) as work and family continued to put a strain on their relationship, culminating in some tough scenes of Rob’s relapse into alcoholism.

“Featuring cameos from the likes of Domhnall Gleeson, Jordan Stephens and Douglas Hodge, the series was ‘brilliantly observed comedy’, said one judge, hailing the ‘real chemistry of the central characters’.”

Catastrophe’s fellow nominees were Cunk on Christmas, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, People Just Do Nothing, Car Share and Revolting.