The broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough was honoured with a special award for his decades-long contribution to public service broadcasting by the Voice of the Listener & Viewer at the annual VLV Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting on May 1st 2014.
Best Radio Programme: The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4
Best New Radio Programme: Inside Science, BBC Radio 4
Best individual contribution to Radio: Jim Al-Khalil
Best TV Programme: University Challenge. BBC Two
Best New Television Programme: Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors, BBC Two
Best Individual Contribution to Television: Clare Balding OBE
VLV Special Awards (in the gift of the Trustees of VLV)
30th Anniversary Award for his contribution to public service broadcasting
Sir David Attenborough OM CH
The VLV Naomi Sargant Award: Professor Simon Schama
The VLV Naomi Sargant Educational Award is named after the distinguished adult educator who believed passionately in life-long learning. Naomi Sargent was Vice Chancellor of the Open University and Channel 4’s first commissioning editor for educational programmes. The award was presented to Professor Simon Schama reflecting his acclaimed history broadcasts, including The Story of the Jews, broadcast on BBC 2 in 2013.
The VLV Multiplatform Award: BBC Proms 2013
VLV Children’s Television Award: Anne Wood, Ragdoll Productions
The VLV Robert Radio Special Award (in the gift of Roberts Radio): Nicholas Parsons CBE