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David
Didn't it run to time one year recently to everyone's surprise?


One year, in the ITV days, it under ran so much that they had to put on a compilation of Carry On films to pad before the news.

Odd that there was no award for Peter Simon, BBC Two Afternoon Classics, The One Show or funniest YouTube comment this year.
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Steve Williams2,807 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Didn't it run to time one year recently to everyone's surprise?


Happened a couple of times. The famous one was in 1992 when they ran short so Paul Merton, who had just won the final viewer-voted award, was invited to immediately come back up on stage to do another acceptance speech (ie, do some of his stand-up) to fill time. It was supposed to be followed by a Beadle's About repeat and Merton said "The longer I talk, the later Jeremy Beadle comes on".

In 1998 it was scheduled in a two and a half hour slot, the longest it had ever been, and finished with about twenty minutes to go, so we had a couple of trailers and then they announced "Now we return to the British Comedy Awards", but they didn't really, they just showed some of the nomination clip packages again.
David
The repeat that has just finished on Channel 4 included more of Steve Coogan's speech, although they did remove the bit where Jonathan Ross apologised to him and told viewers to turn over to watch the end of his speech on E4 (where it wasn't shown live anyway). They also removed the overlayed credits on the repeat and just had a production caption at the end.
Whataday10,110 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Noticed there was no speech from the sponsor's spokesperson this year or was that just an ITV thing? Awkward as it always was.

I think that's been gone since it's been on Channel 4. It did often to turn out to be one of the funniest moments of the night.


It's not due to it being on Channel 4, but because it's sponsored by an alcoholic brand.
Jon7,989 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's not due to it being on Channel 4, but because it's sponsored by an alcoholic brand.

I'm sure there was an appearance from a representative of Crabbies when they sponsored it


I think so, but that would have been before the product placement rules changed.

Considering Product Placement didn't exist as what we know it today, surely there was some rule that let them get around it, like it being coverage of an event, surely that would still be the case?