The unlikely combination of Gloria Hunniford, Terry Wogan and The Hogfather come together in the Multichannel category of this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild awards. Hunniford has been nominated for an episode of her Biography Channel programme, Gloria’s Greats, on the breakdown of the marriage between Chris and Ingrid Tarrant. Sir Terry Wogan’s UKTV Gold retrospective Wogan: Now and Then looks back on the stars of his 1980s chatshow through new interviews with the cast of Dallas. The three nominations are completed by Sky One’s Christmas fantasy drama adaptation The Hogfather.
Network television is competing for the rest of the honours in the 33rd BPG awards, voted for by the correspondents, critics and previewers, who write about TV and radio.
The nominations include the BBC One series Life on Mars, which has been nominated as the best drama series, with stars John Simm and Philip Glenister both nominated for best actor and the writing team of Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan and Ashley Pharoah competing for the writer’s award.
Tough competition will come from Channel 4’s Longford in the best single drama category, where Jim Broadbent has been nominated as best actor for his portrayal of Lord Longford, Samantha Morton as Myra Hindley receives a nomination as best actress while Peter Morgan is nominated for the writer’s award.
Oscar winner Helen Mirren is nominated for best actress for her performance as DCI Jane Tennyson in ITV1’s Prime Suspect: The Final Act, which is also nominated as best single drama.
This year’s awards will be held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday March 23, 2007 and have been sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System Europe.
Read the full List of Nominations