Nominations for VLV Awards announced

The nominations for VLV’s annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting 2018 have been announced.

This year nominations include TV dramas The Bodyguard, Black Earth Rising and Killing Eve; ITV’s Peston on Sunday is up against BBC Two’s Newsnight; and Channel 4’s Random Acts is competing with the BBC’s Upstart Crow. Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campell is nominated for an Individual radio Contributor award alongside Katya Adler, Paddy O’Connell, Edward Stourton and others. Matt Frei, Emily Maitlis and David Olusoga are nominated alongside others for the TV Contributor award. A full list of those nominated is below.

The awards, which will be presented on May 9th at VLV’s Spring Conference, celebrate radio and TV programmes and those who made a particular contribution to public service broadcasting during 2018. Winners say they particularly value these awards, first introduced some thirty years ago, because they are chosen by the people who matter: their listeners and viewers.

The awards will be presented by Jan Ravens, of Dead Ringers and Spitting Image fame. Last year Jan delighted the audience with an ad-libbed acceptance speech when Dead Ringers won the award for best radio comedy.

Full list of nominations VLV AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING 2018:

BEST TV DRAMA PROGRAMME

A Very English Scandal

BBC One

Black Earth Rising

BBC Two

Bodyguard

BBC One

Killing Eve

BBC One

No Offence

Channel 4

Vanity Fair

ITV

BEST TV NEWS AND FACTUAL PROGRAMME

A House through Time

BBC Two

Beyond 100 Days

BBC News Channel and BBC Four

Newsnight

BBC Two

Peston on Sunday

ITV

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain

Channel 5

They Shall Not Grow Old

BBC Two

BEST TV ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Have I Got News for You

BBC One

Only Connect

BBC Two

Random Acts

Channel 4

Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen

BBC Two

Upstart Crow

BBC Two

Would I Lie to You

BBC One

BEST TV INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR

Matt Frei

Katty Kay

Emily Maitlis

Andrew Neil

David Olusoga

Jon Sopel

VLV + IBT AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL CONTENT

A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad

BBC Two

Dispatches: Myanmar’s Killing Fields

Channel 4

Drowning in Plastic

BBC One

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve

BBC Two

Michael Palin in North Korea

Channel 5

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets

BBC Three

BEST SPORTS PROGRAMME – RADIO & TV (sponsored by Arqiva)

European Rugby Champions Cup

Channel 4

2018 Football World Cup

BBC/ITV

2018 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Channel 4

2018 French Open Tennis

ITV

Test Match Special

Radio 4/Radio 5 live Sports Extra/BBC Sport

2018 Winter Olympics

BBC

BEST RADIO DRAMA AND COMEDY PROGRAMME

Drama on 3: Pinter’s The Birthday Party

Radio 3

Gloomsbury

Radio 4

Home Front

Radio 4

Meet David Sedaris

Radio 4

The Now Show

Radio 4

Tommies

Radio 4

BEST RADIO NEWS AND FACTUAL PROGRAMME

Brexit: A Love Story?

Radio 4

Feedback

Radio 4

In Our Time

Radio 4

The James O’Brien Show

LBC

Last Word

Radio 4

Pienaar’s Politics

Radio 5 live

BEST RADIO MUSIC AND ARTS PROGRAMME

Barry Humphries: Barry’s Forgotten Musical Masterpieces

Radio 2

Breakfast

Radio 3

Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review

Radio 5 live

Saturday Review

Radio 4

Soul Music

Radio 4

Words and Music

Radio 3

BEST INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR TO RADIO

Katya Adler

Nicky Campbell

Lyse Doucet

Paddy O’Connell

Ritula Shah

Edward Stourton

In addition to the awards voted on by VLV members, there will be three additional awards chosen by VLV’s Trustees - the Naomi Sargant Award for someone who has contributed to the field of education, the award for innovation in broadcasting and the children’s broadcasting award. 

Published by: VLV

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