Edinburgh ’16: “Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia”, C4 awarded

The Extreme Russia series was named factual program of the year, while Channel 4 earned channel of the year honors at the Edinburgh TV Awards.
August 26, 2016

The winners of the Edinburgh TV Awards were unveiled Aug. 25 at the Edinburgh International Television Festival gala honoring both unscripted and scripted British content.

Among the top winners, Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia (BBC Three, Sundog Pictures) took home the factual program of the year award. The series saw Yates travel to three communities in contemporary Russia to explore what life is like for young people nearly a quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Channel 4, meanwhile, was named channel of the year.

This year the awards opened up the field to international producers for the first time across categories, including new program of the year (Peter Kay’s Car Share — BBC One, Goodnight Vienna Productions). The festival also introduced a best international coproduction category, which was won by Haut et Court TV and Warp Films’ scripted series, The Last Panthers.

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