Peter Kay’s Car Share, described by Mark Lawson in The Guardian as, “one of the highest achievements of 21st century TV comedy,” is now the 1/3 favourite with William Hill to win the best comedy category at the upcoming National TV Awards.
Over two series, Car Share featured the conversations, and developing relationship, between two supermarket employees sharing a car to and from their workplace. The show concluded last year with a pair of special episodes, one of them unscripted, which finally gave the fans what they wanted: the start of a romance between the two main characters.
Peter Kay’s Car Share picked up the comedy award last year, and it seems likely that viewers will show their appreciation for the show, and their love of its characters, by voting for it this year too.
Potential Value in Benidorm at 5/1
ITV’s Benidorm is second favourite at 5/1 with Mrs Brown’s Boys at 6/1. The three favourites have dominated the best comedy category over the last ten years, with each winning on multiple occasions. The chances of Jack Whitehall breaking through with his Travels With My Father are given at 16/1.
Like Peter Kay’s Car Share, Benidorm also aired its final episodes in 2018. After 10 hugely popular series its fans may wish to send it off with a vote of thanks.
Launched in 1995, the National Television Awards are chosen by public vote, thereby favouring the popular over the critically acclaimed, as shown by the multiple wins for Mrs Brown’s Boys.