The tape starts with the programme already in progress, and host Jonathan Ross is already on his opening monologue.
Presenting for Best Television Comedy Actress, Jack Dee.
It’s a tough category, with Kathy Burke, Sue Johnston and Victoria Wood in the nominations. Sue Johnston wins it.
Carrie Fisher presents Best Entertainment Personality.
Surprise winner is Graham Norton, winning over Ant & Dec, then nominated for SM:TV
Jeff Goldblum is even taller than Jonathan Ross.
The Simpsons wins for Best International TV Comedy. Mike Scully accepts for the show. “This almost makes up for George Bush winning the election.
Cat Deeley and Dougray Scott present Best TV Comedy.
The winner is the lovely Victoria Wood for Dinnerladies.
Tamsin Outhwaith and Rhys Ifans present Best TV Comedy Drama
The winner is Cold Feet so there’s a lot of people on stage.
Best Comedy Newcomer is presented by Steve Coogan
I’m sure he’s delighted to give the award to Rob Brydon.
Anne Robinson and Judith Keppel present Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Won by Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression
Jamie Theakston presents Best Live Stand Up
The winner is Sean Lock
Jean Simmons presents Best Comedy Film
The winner is East is East. Not a comedy film. Fact.
Ulrikka Jonsson presents Best Comedy Actor
James Nesbitt wins
The People’s Choice Award is presented by Amanda Holden and Bob Head, the MD of smile.co.uk
SM:TV is the winner, Ant & Dec dominating the public vote as usual.
Writer of the Year is presented by Ross, and goes to Victoria Wood.
Best New TV Comedy is presented by Cerys Matthews and Richard E Grant
The winner is That Peter Kay Thing.
He’s really bad at giving speeches at these things. Almost as if he doesn’t care.
Alan Bennett wins Lifetime Achievement. Nigel Hawthorne accepts on his behalf.
Someone actually heckles him. Jonathan Ross isn’t kidding when he says everyone is pissed there.
Finally, Elton John presents the Best of British award
The winner is The Vicar of Dibley, accepted by producer Jon Plowman.
To close the show, Elton John performs with Alan Partridge.
After this, recording continues briefly with the opening of Beetlejuice. Then the recording ends.