Eclectic list of nominations sees S4C and BBC Scotland rub shoulders with Apple TV+ and Netflix

Broadcast Awards index

The Broadcast Awards 2023 has revealed an eclectic shortlist in which Am I Being Unreasonable?, Then Barbara Met Alan and Big Zuu’s Big Eats receive two nominations apiece, and the likes of S4C and BBC Scotland rub shoulders with Apple TV+ and Netflix.

Then Barbara Met Alan

Then Barbara Met Alan

Boffola’s BBC1 Daisy May Cooper comedy is shortlisted in Best Comedy Programme and Best Original Programme; Dragonfly’s disability campaign film is nominated for Best Original Programme and Best Single Drama; and Dave’s Boom food format makes the cut in Best Entertainment Programme and Best Multichannel Programme.

The BBC has a cumulative 41 nominations, including 19 for flagship channel BBC1, 10 for BBC2 and six for BBC3. Channel 4 has also landed 19 nominations, with ITV taking 14, and an additional two for ITV2.

Alongside the strong performance from the traditional powerhouses there are three nominations for S4C and six for Netflix – the best performance by both in recent years.

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The Tinder Swindler

Netflix does well in animation and factual. It has Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas (broadcast first on BBC1) and Robin Robin (both Aardman) in Best Children’s Programme, plus stop motion anthology The House (Nexus Studios) in Single Drama, plus The Tinder Swindler (Raw) and Jimmy Saville: A British Horror Story (72 Films) in Documentary Programme and Documentary Series respectively. 

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S4C has achieved two slots on the Best Multichannel Programme for Drych: Fi, Rhyw ac Anabledd (Wildflame) and Ysgol Ni: Y Moelwyn (Darlun), alongside Efaciwîs (Wildflame) in Best Children’s Programme.

Channel 4 is strong in the Best Comedy Programme category, with three of the six nominations: Derry Girls (Hat Trick), Big Boys and Stath Lets Flats (both Roughcut), while Apple TV+ makes its Broadcast Awards debut for Bad Sisters (Merman) and Lovely Little Farm (Darrall Macqueen).

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Big Boys

BBC Scotland’s two nominations are for The Hunt for Bible John (Firecrest) and The Glasgow Mela 2022 (Demus Productions)/

In Channel of the Year, last year’s winner BBC1 will compete with stablemates BBC2 and BBC3, plus Channel 4, ITV and Sky News.

And in a highly competitive Best Independent Production Company category, which had a vast number of entries, the contenders are CPL Productions, Dancing Ledge Productions, See-Saw Films, Sister, South Shore and Whisper. 

The awards take place on 8 February at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

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Broadcast Awards shortlist 2023

Best Children’s Programme
(Sponsored by dock10)

Efaciwîs (Evacuees)

Wildflame Productions for S4C

FYI Investigates - Escape From Ukraine

Fresh Start Media for Sky Kids and Sky News

Gym Stars

Drummer TV for CBBC and BBC iPlayer

My Life: Dancing Queen

Big Deal Films for CBBC

Robin Robin

Aardman for Netflix

Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Aardman for BBC & Netflix

Best Comedy Programme
(Sponsored by Pinewood Studios)

Am I Being Unreasonable?

Boffola Pictures, Lookout Point for BBC

Big Boys

Roughcut TV for Channel 4


Clerkenwell Films for BBC

Derry Girls

Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4

Stath Lets Flats

Roughcut TV for Channel 4

Wedding Season

Dancing Ledge Productions for Disney +

Best Daytime Programme

Expert Witness

Rare TV for BBC

Good Morning Britain

ITV Studios Daytime for ITV


Youngest Media for Channel 4

Scam Interceptors

BBC Studios for BBC

The Bidding Room

Ricochet for BBC

The Chase

Potato for ITV

Best Documentary Programme

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

Top Hat Productions for Sky Documentaries

Look Away

Top Hat Productions for Sky Documentaries

Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story

The Garden for BBC

Rape: Who’s on Trial?

Hardcash Productions for Channel 4

The Real Mo Farah

Atomized Studios for BBC

The Tinder Swindler

Raw Production with Gaspin Media and AGC Studios in association with VG for Netflix

Best Documentary Series
(Sponsored by The Complete Camera Company)

Big Oil v the World

Mongoose, BBC for BBC

Curse of the Chippendale

Lightbox for Amazon Prime Video

Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime

Blast! Films for Channel 4

Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story

72 Films for Netflix

Scam Land: Money, Mayhem and Maseratis

Forest for BBC

We Are Black and British

Cardiff Productions & The Open University for BBC

Best Drama Series or Serial

Bad Sisters

Merman, ABC Signature for Apple TV+


Sister, South of the River Pictures for Sky Atlantic

The Responder

Dancing Ledge Productions for BBC

The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe

Story Films for ITV

This is Going to Hurt

Sister & Terrible Productions for AMC

Top Boy

Cowboy Films, Easter Partisan Films, Dream Crew and SpringHill Entertainment for Netflix

Best Entertainment Programme
(Sponsored by BBC Studioworks)

Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Boom for Dave


Studio Lambert for Channel 4

Life & Rhymes

CPL Productions. Licklemor for Sky Arts

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC Studios for BBC

The 1% Club

Magnum Media for ITV

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Expectation TV, Momo G for Channel 4

Best Multichannel Programme

Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Boom for Dave


Button Down for BBC

Drych: Fi, Rhyw ac Anabledd

Wildflame Productions for S4C

Love Island

Lifted Entertainment/Motion Content Group for ITV2

The Hunt for Bible John

Firecrest Films for BBC Scotland

Ysgol Ni: Y Moelwyn

Darlun for S4C

Best Music Programme
(Sponsored by Maidstone Studio)

An Audience with Adele

Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia for ITV

BRIT Awards 2022


Charles Hazlewood: Reinventing the Orchestra

Factory 24 for Sky Arts


Lime Pictures for Sky Max and Sky Showcase

Liam Gallagher 48 Hours at Rockfield

Warner Music Entertainment for Sky Max, Sky Arts, Now

The Glasgow Mela 202

Demus Productions for BBC Scotland

Best News/Current Affairs Programme

Afghanistan: No Country for Women

Quicksilver Media for ITV

Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin

Hardcash Productions, The Economist for ITV

Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution

Evan Williams Productions for Channel 4

SAS Death Squads Exposed: A British War Crime?


The Whistleblower Inside the UN


Ukraine: Life Under Attack

Basement Films for Channel 4

Best Original Programme
(Sponsored by IMG Studios)

Am I Being Unreasonable?

Boffola Pictures, Lookout Point for BBC

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

Blink Industries for All 4


Bonafide Films for BBC

Open House: The Great Sex Experiment

Firecracker Films for Channel 4

Queens of Rap

Acme Films for Channel 4

Then Barbara Met Alan

Dragonfly Film and Television, One Shoe Films for BBC

90 Day Fiancé

CPL Productions for Discovery+

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams

South Shore for BBC

The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

MultiStory Media for ITV

Olivia Attwood: Getting Filthy Rich

Optomen for ITV2

The Apprentice

Naked (a Fremantle label) for BBC

Trip Hazard

CPL Productions for Channel 4

Best Pre-School Programme
(Sponsored by Fitzrovia Post Production)

Big Cook Little Cook

Dot To Dot Productions for BBC (CBeebies)

Circle Square

Wyndley Animation, Kavaleer Productions for Channel 5 Milkshake!

JoJo and Gran Gran

BBC Studios Kids & Family in collaboration with A Productions for CBeebies and BBC iPlayer

Lovely Little Farm

Darrall Macqueen for Apple TV+


Sixteen South, Letko for Channel 5 Milkshake!

Show Me How

Entertainment One for Channel 5 Milkshake!

Best Single Drama

Death of England: Face to Face

National Theatre in association with Sabel Productions and Cuba Pictures for Sky Arts

Life and Death in the Warehouse

BBC Studios Productions for BBC, BBC Wales

My Name is Leon

Douglas Road Productions, Tiger Aspect, Ringside Studios, Vicarious Productions for BBC

On The Edge: Cradled

BlackLight Television for Channel 4

The House

Nexus Studios for Netflix

Then Barbara Met Alan

Dragonfly Film and Television, One Shoe Films for BBC

Best Soap/Continuing Drama

Ackley Bridge

The Forge for Channel 4


BBC Studios for BBC

Coronation Street

ITV Studios for ITV


BBC Studios for BBC


ITV Studios for ITV


Lime Pictures for E4/Channel 4 

Best Specialist Factual Programme

Aids: The Unheard Tapes

Wall to Wall for BBC & BBC iPlayer

Britain’s Secret War Babies

Wall to Wall Media for Channel 4

Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen

BBC Studios for BBC

Frozen Planet II

BBC Studios Natural History Unit for BBC

Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust

BBC Studios for BBC

Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing

Label1 Television for ITV

Best Sports Programme
(Sponsored by NEP)

ITV Racing – The Derby Platinum Jubilee Special

ITV Sport for ITV

NFL Super Bowl Preview Show

North One for BBC

Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery, Buzz 16 for Eurosport 1 UK and Discovery+ UK

Monday Night Football

Sky Sports for Sky Sports

The Hundred

Sky Sports for Sky Sports Cricket

Women’s Euro 2022

Whisper and BBC Sport for BBC

International Programme Sales

Five Guys A Week

Fremantle for Label1

Ridley Road

STUDIOCANAL for Red Production Company,  a STUDIOCANAL company

The 1% Club

BBC Studios Distribution for Magnum Media

The Man With A Penis On His Arm

BossaNova Media for BriteSpark Films

The Responder

Fremantle for Dancing Ledge Productions

The Tourist

All3Media International for Two Brothers Pictures, Stan, Australia, HBO Max, USA and ZDF

Best Post Production House

  • dock10
  • Fifty Fifty
  • Films at 59
  • Fitzrovia Post Production
  • Halo Post
  • Storm

Emerging Indie of the Year
(Sponsored by Versa Studios)

  • Buzz 16
  • Forest
  • Honey Bee
  • Long Story TV
  • Mam Tor Productions
  • The Format Factory

Best Independent Production Company
(Sponsored by Barclays)

  • CPL Productions
  • Dancing Ledge Productions
  • See-Saw Films
  • Sister
  • South Shore
  • Whisper

Channel of the Year

  • BBC One
  • BBC Three
  • BBC Two
  • Channel 4
  • ITV
  • Sky News