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:
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