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“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:

FACTUAL SERIES

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

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

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

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

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

FEATURES

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

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

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

CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

NEWS COVERAGE

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

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

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

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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