03/12/2012 06:38 GMT | Updated 03/12/2012 06:41 GMT

British Comedy Awards: 'Twenty Twelve' To Take On 'The Thick of It'

The BBC's Olympics-based comedy series Twenty Twelve will take on the broadcaster's political satire The Thick of It in three categories at this year's British Comedy Awards.

Both programmes are nominated for Best Sitcom, while Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve) and Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) will go against each other in their respective best television comedy actor and actress categories.