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Nick Ferrari wins BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year

ITV's 'Broadchurch' dominated the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, picking up three awards, while LBC presenter Nick Ferrari was named BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year, the first winner from the commercial radio sector in 20 years.

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  • 'Educating Yorkshire', including Jonny Mitchell, the headmaster of Thornhill Community Academy, collect Best Documentary Series.

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  • 'The Tunnel' wins Best Multichannel Programme.

    'The Tunnel' wins Best Multichannel Programme.

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'Broadchurch' picked up Best Drama Series, Olivia Colman won best actress for her role as DS Ellie Miller in the ITV drama and its creator Chris Chibnall won the BPG Writer's Award.

Ferrari, the breakfast show presenter on Global Radio's newly national LBC, picked up the award for BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year two days after chairing the debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.

Rewarded for his consistently thought-provoking show, as well as the weekly 'Call Clegg' innovation, Ferrari was the first commercial radio winner of a BPG Award since 1993, when Classic FM's Susannah Simons won Best Radio programme.

The members of the BPG, journalists who write about TV and radio, voted for the winners of the awards, which were held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and were sponsored by the Discovery Channel.

Channel 4 also won three awards. 'Syria: Across the Lines' got the prize for Best Single Documentary, Best Documentary Series went to 'Educating Yorkshire' and the BPG award for Best Factual Entertainment went to 'Gogglebox'.

BSkyB picked up two awards including the Innovation Award for 25 years of Sky Television and Best Multichannel Programme for 'The Tunnel'.

The full list of BPG TV and Radio Awards winners is:

Best Single Drama
'The Wipers Times' (BBC Two)
A Trademark Films Production for the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen in association with Goldcrest

Best Drama Series
'Broadchurch'
A Kudos and Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Best Single Documentary
'Syria: Across the Lines'
A Quicksilver Media production for Channel 4 and WGBH's Frontline

Best Documentary Series
'Educating Yorkshire'
A Twofour Broadcast production for Channel 4

Best Entertainment/Comedy
'Strictly Come Dancing'
A BBC In-house Entertainment production for BBC One

Best Multichannel Programme
'The Tunnel'
A co-production of Kudos and Shine France Films in association with Filmlance for Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+

Best Factual Entertainment
'Gogglebox'
A Studio Lambert Production for Channel 4

Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Nick Ferrari

Radio Programme of the Year
'Tweet of the Day'
A BBC Natural History Unit production for BBC Radio 4

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 'Dancing on the Edge'
A Ruby Film and Television and ITV Studios Global Entertainment co-production, in association with Endgame Entertainment and Playground, Creative England and LipSync Productions for BBC Two

Best Actress
Olivia Colman – 'Broadchurch'
A Kudos and Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Best Writer
Chris Chibnall – 'Broadchurch'
A Kudos & Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Breakthrough Award
Jamie Dornan – 'The Fall'
A Fables production in association with Artists Studio for BBC Two

Innovation Award
Sky Television – for 25 years of innovation

Harvey Lee Award
Andrew Davies

This article was first published on mediaweek.co.uk

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