“Gogglebox,” “Bedlam” among 2014 BAFTA TV winners

Reality titles Gogglebox (pictured) and Bedlam were among the winners at this year's BAFTA TV Awards, which were handed out in London on Sunday night (May 18).
May 20, 2014

Reality titles¬†Gogglebox (pictured) and Bedlam were among the winners at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards, which were handed out during a ceremony in London on Sunday night (May 18).

The annual event honors the best in British scripted and unscripted television. Unscripted categories include Factual Series, Specialist Factual, Single Documentary, Current Affairs, and Reality & Constructed Factual.

The first season of ITV’s Gogglebox picked up the award for Best Reality & Constructed Factual. The Studio Lambert format, which watches people as they watch television, recently sold to Israel and Canada.

ITV also won Best Entertainment Programme for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; Best Feature for Long Lost Family; and Best News Coverage for ITV News’ coverage of the Woolwich terror attacks in May 2013.

Best Factual Series winner Bedlam, which follows patients and staff at the world’s oldest psychiatric institution, the South London and Maudsley (SLaM), was among three wins for Channel 4.

The pubcaster also picked up the Single Documentary trophy for the courtroom doc The Murder Trial, as well as the Current Affairs award for Syria: Across the Lines, which aired as part of the network’s ‘Dispatches’ strand.

The full list of non-fiction winners is below:


David Nath, Amy Flanagan, Rupert Houseman, Peter Beard – The Garden Productions/Channel 4


David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive
David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen, Mike Davis, Dan Smith – Collossus Productions/Sky 3D


The Murder Trial
Nick Holt, Marina Parker, Kate Barker, Ben Brown – Windfall Films/ Channel 4


Long Lost Family
Production Team – Wall To Wall Productions/ITV


Tania Alexander, Paul Broadbent, Chantal Boyle – Studio Lambert/Channel 4


Syria: Across the Line (Dispatches)
Anna Hall, Tazeen Ahmad, Brian Woods – True Vision/Channel 4


ITV News at Ten: Woolwich Attacks
Production Team – ITN for ITV News/ITV


Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Production Team –ITV Studios/Mitre TV/ITV


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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.