What a year. 2015 may have seen the end of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Peep Show and Downton Abbey, but there were more than enough reasons to celebrate as a new wave of outstanding shows emerged.
From the mainstream magnificence of Car Share, to the deliciously dark Catastrophe, comedy feels in rude health. Plus Doctor Foster was a gripping example of domestic drama – just don’t invite her for round for dinner.
And who would have thought that a Channel 4 single doc about children squabbling (and making up) could edge out the likes of Top Gear and The Great British Bake Off to be named Best Popular Factual Programme? The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds must surely be the cutest rig show yet.
Also noteworthy is Have I Got News For You, recipient of our Special Recognition Award, which celebrated 25 years of poking fun at pomposity in 2015. It would be great to think that some of tonight’s fantastic winners could go on to rack up 50 series.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the Broadcast Awards 2016, and huge congratulations to those who have been successful. British TV is in great shape.
Chris Curtis is editor of Broadcast