Andrew Dipper

Writers’ Guild award winners announced

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Radio 4’s The Brig Society and BBC Three’s Him & Her were the big winners in tonight’s Writers’ Guild Of Great Britain Awards.

The writing team behind The Brig Society – Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Dan Tetsell and Steve Punt – bagged the best radio comedy award, while Stefan Golaszewski scooped the sitcom prize for Him & Her.

Vic and Bob’s House of Fools and Jessica Hynes’ Up The Women were also nominated for best sitcom. Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill’s It is Rocket Science, and John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, were shortlisted for the radio award.

Other winners on the night included Happy Valley by Sally Wainwright, Marvellous by Peter Bowker, and Kay Mellor, who was awarded the outstanding contribution to writing accolade.