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C4, BBC claim multiple BAFTAs

The BAFTA television awards were handed out yesterday (May 12), with Channel 4 and the BBC winning multiple non-fiction awards for programs such as Made in Chelsea (pictured); 7/7: One Day in London and Our War.
May 13, 2013

The BAFTA television awards were handed out yesterday (May 12), with Channel 4 and the BBC winning multiple non-fiction awards for programs such as Made in Chelsea (pictured); 7/7: One Day in London and Our War.

E4′s Made in Chelsea took the reality and constructed factual award, with the Monkey Entertainment series beating out The Audience, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and The Young Apprentice.

BBC2′s 7/7: One Day in London from Minnow Films claimed the single documentary award. The doc features the testimony of more than 50 people who were affected by the 2005 London bombings.

The factual series winner was Our War, which aired on BBC3 and told the story of the war in Afghanistan from the soliders’ point-of-view. It beat out Great Ormond Street,  Make Bradford British, and 24 Hours in A&E.

As for the features category, the BBC baking competition, The Great British Bake Off, took the win. Love Productions is behind the series.

The specialist factual award went to All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry. The Channel 4 series from Seneca Productions examined the subject of taste through the eyes of different social classes in the UK. It topped fellow nominees The Secret History of Our Streets, The Plot to Bring Down Britain’s Planes and The Plane Crash.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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