Matt Lucas Awards to return for second series on BBC One

Date: 01.06.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.12
The Matt Lucas Awards starring Matt Lucas is returning for a second series on BBC One.

The new series has been commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One and Cheryl Taylor, Controller, Comedy Commissioning. Recording will start in the autumn.

The Matt Lucas Awards, which started its life on BBC Radio 2, features celebrity guests providing nominations in a number of weird and wonderful categories, the winners of which receive a 'Lucas' award. Categories in the first series included Smuggest Nation of People, Most More-ish Food and Most Comprehensive But Utterly Useless Knowledge.

Guests in the first series included Ruth Jones, Richard Madeley, Johnny Vegas, Sue Perkins and David Baddiel. It also featured regular contributions from the film composer David Arnold and Matt’s mother, Diana. The series averaged 1.9m viewers over its seven week run on BBC One at 10.35pm.

The Matt Lucas Awards was series produced by Ashley Blaker, produced by Richard Grocock and was a co-production between John Stanley Productions & BBC In-house Comedy Production.

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