Ricky Gervais humor Life's Too Short is up beside Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner for the best sitcom prize at this year's Rose d'Or TV awards. Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror satire The National Anthem competes with Belgium's What If? And Israel's The Saddest Sketch Show in the World for the comedy award.
Martina Cole's The Runaway, which was transmit on Sky One, is up for best series, along with Pan Am and ITV1's The Jury. British shows report for 16 of the 36 shows shortlisted this year. In the lifestyle type, ITV1's May the Best House Win and the Great British Bake Off go head to head.