Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, on Sky One, has won the award for best multi-channel programme in the 33rd Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. The Christmas production featured a host of British talent including David Jason, the late Ian Richardson, Marc Warren, Nigel Planer and Joss Ackland.
The BPG awards are voted for by those who write about TV and radio – correspondents, critics and previewers. The awards are being presented at a lunch today at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System Europe, which runs CNN, Cartoon Network and TCM (Turner Classic Movies).
BBC programmes dominated the non-performance categories, winning eight of a total of 14 awards made by the BPG.
BBC One’s Life on Mars won two awards – for best drama series and the writer’s award, which went to Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan and Ashley Pharoah.
There were also two wins for BBC One’s Planet Earth. It was named best documentary/ factual series and also won the Innovation in Broadcasting Award, for pioneering new methods of filming and producing video about the natural world, including the use of high-definition cameras, ground-breaking new aerial photography techniques and bespoke slow-motion cameras.
Read the full list of winners on the BPG website