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Edinburgh ’17: “Employable Me” takes best factual program honor

The winners of the annual Edinburgh TV Awards were unveiled Aug. 24 at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, honoring both unscripted and scripted content. Employable Me (BBC2, Optomen Television) took home the factual program of ...
August 25, 2017

The winners of the annual Edinburgh TV Awards were unveiled Aug. 24 at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, honoring both unscripted and scripted content.

Employable Me (BBC2, Optomen Television) took home the factual program of the year honor. The series follows job seekers who are out to prove that having a neurological condition, such as Tourette’s or autism, shouldn’t make them unemployable.

BBC1, meanwhile, was named channel of the year. Left Bank Pictures took home the award for production company of the year.

Oliver Martin, digital producer and YouTube Manager, BBC Earth, was awarded the “Ones to Watch Live Pitch Award.”

“It’s been another year of tough competition, so huge congratulations to our winners,” said Lisa Campbell, festival director, in a statement. “This passionate drive to create and produce programmes of such exceptional quality continues to make our decision that much harder. This is British and global television at its best.”

See a full list of the winners below:

Channel of the Year Award:
BBC1

Production Company of the Year:
Left Bank Pictures

New Program of the Year:
National Treasure, Channel 4, The Forge Entertainment

Best International Co-Production:
The Tunnel: Sabotage
Sky Atlantic and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos and Shine France Films.

Best Factual Program:
Employable Me, BBC1, Optomen Television Ltd

Outstanding Achievement Award:
Russell T Davies

TV Moment of the Year — As voted for by delegates exclusively via the Festival app.
AJ’s priceless reaction to new football boots in Rich House, Poor House

Ones to Watch Live Pitch Award:
Oliver Martin, Digital Producer & YouTube Manager, BBC Earth 

Test Card Award
Scripted: 
Laur and Disorder Created by: Francesca Marie Claire, Gill Poulter, Katy Poulter
Unscripted: The Switch Created by:Joshua Goode, Madelen F Nygaard

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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