The Channel 4 comedy series Hang Ups, created by and starring Stephen Mangan, has been shortlisted in C21's International Drama Awards in the category of Best Comedy-Drama Series. The improvised sitcom was based on the US series Web Therapy and was developed by Stephen with Robert Delamere and produced by Louise Delamere for SLAM Films.
Stephen plays Richard Pitt, a therapist conducting sessions with his clients via webcam. The series boasts an impressive cast, with Katherine Parkinson, Karl Theobald, Richard E Grant, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Celia Imrie among the regulars, and Lolly Adefope, Sarah Hadland, David Bradley, Kevin Eldon and Daisy Haggard guest starring as Richard's clients. David Tennant appears in Episode 2 as Martin Lamb, a cloakroom attendant who has difficulty in engaging with his customers.
The other nominees in the category are Barry (HBO, for Sky Atlantic), GameFace (Objective Fiction for E4), Lodge 49 (AMC Studios for AMC) and On The Spectrum (Sumayoko Ltd and Yes TV for Yes TV). The winners will be announced at the International Drama Awards Ceremony at St Pancras Hotel, London from 7.30pm on Wednesday November 28 as part of Content London 2018. Click here for the full list of categories and nominations.
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