Channel 4 and BBC1 lead the nominations for the Broadcast Awards 2015 after being shortlisted in multiple categories, including Channel of the Year.


C4 picked up 25 nominations ahead the ceremony, which takes place on 4 February at Grosvenor House. This is more than any other channel and follows a record awards haul at the Grierson’s earlier this month and strong showings at RTS and Bafta.

The commercial broadcaster, led by chief creative officer Jay Hunt, is particularly strong in the Best News & Current Affairs Programme category, where it has snagged all but one of the six nominations.

C4 also provides three of the six programmes shortlisted for both Best Documentary Series and Best Documentary Programme.

BBC1 has nominations across a wide range of categories, with shows including The Great British Bake Off, Happy Valley, The Graham Norton Show and Pound Shop Wars all receiving recognition.

The two channels are well ahead of the competition in terms of number of nominations. BBC2 has 10, while BBC3 and ITV have nine and eight respectively.

BBC1 and C4 are up against BBC3, Dave, E4, ITV and Sky Atlantic for the accolade of Channel of the Year.

Meanwhile, Big Talk Productions, Love Productions, Red Production Company, Screenchannel Television, Tiger Aspect and World Productions will compete for Best Independent Production Company.

ITV won Channel of the Year in 2014 on the back of hits including Broadchurch and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Twofour was crowned Best Independent Production Company after the success of shows including Educating Yorkshire.

The Broadcast Awards 2015 take place on 4 February.

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See below for the full shortlist.


Best Documentary Series, sponsored by Procam

Bedlam, The Garden Productions for Channel 4
Benefits Street, Love Productions for Channel 4
Life And Death Row
, BBC Documentaries for BBC Three
Long Lost Family series 4,
Wall To Wall for ITV
My Last Summer
, Love Productions for Channel 4
Protecting Our Parents
, BBC Documentaries Bristol for BBC Two

Best Children’s Programme, sponsored by dock10

Gangsta Granny, BBC Comedy Production London and Bert Pictures for BBC One
Katie Morag
, Move on Up for CBeebies
My Life: Signing Off, Remark Media for CBBC
Operation Ouch! Goes Back in Time, Maverick TV for CBBC
Our School, Twofour for CBBC
Strange Hill High
, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Factory Transmedia for CBBC

Best Comedy Programme, sponsored by Halo Post Production

Harry And Paul’s Story Of The Twos, Balloon Entertainment for BBC Two
Him And Her: The Wedding, Big Talk Productions for BBC Three
Rev. series 3
, Big Talk Productions for BBC Two
The Wrong Mans
, Hulu and BBC Comedy Production for BBC Two
Toast of London
, Objective Productions for Channel 4
, Baby Cow Productions for BBC Three

Best Daytime Programme, sponsored by BT Media and Broadcast

A Taste Of Britain, Cactus TV for BBC One
Coach Trip, 12 Yard Productions for Channel 4
Couples Come Dine With Me
, Shiver for Channel 4
Father Brown series 2
, BBC Birmingham for BBC One
The Chase, Potato for ITV Studios for ITV
The Sheriffs Are Coming, Screenchannel Television for BBC One

Best Documentary Programme, sponsored by Silverglade Post Production

Fabulous Fashionistas, Wellpark Productions for Channel 4
Finding Mum And Dad, TiFiNi for Channel 4
Growing Up Down’s
, Maverick Television and Dartmouth Films for BBC Three
Storyville: Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer, Roast Beef TV for BBC Four
The Act Of Killing, Final Cut for Real for Sky Atlantic HD
The Cruel Cut, Love Productions for Channel 4

Best Drama Series or Serial, sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Happy Valley, Red Production Company for BBC One
Line Of Duty series 2
, World Productions for BBC Two
Penny Dreadful
, Neal Street Productions and Desert Wolf Productions for Sky Atlantic
Sherlock series 3
, Hartswood Films and Masterpiece for BBC One
The Honourable Woman
, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for BBC Two
Y Gwyll/Hinterland
, Fiction Factory for S4C

Best Entertainment Programme, sponsored by The Fountain Studios

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Zeppotron for Channel 4
A League Of Their Own, CPL Productions for Sky 1 HD
Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV Studios and Mitre Television for ITV
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
, ITV Studios for ITV
The Graham Norton Show, So Television for BBC One
The Last Leg
, Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

Best Multichannel Programme, sponsored by IMG Studios

Drifters, Bwark Productions for E4
, Eleven Film for E4
Him & Her: The Wedding, Big Talk Productions for BBC Three
Mr. Sloane
, Whyaduck Productions and Big Talk Productions for Sky Atlantic HD
My Mad Fat Diary series 2
, Tiger Aspect and Drama Republic for E4
, Baby Cow Productions for BBC Three

Best Music Programme, sponsored by NEP Visions

BBC Young Musician 2014 – The Final, BBC Cymru Wales for BBC Four
Coldplay: Ghost Stories, JA Digital for Sky Arts
Gary Barlow: Journey To Afghanistan, ITV Studios for ITV
Glastonbury 2014 Dolly Parton, BBC Productions for BBC Two
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical
, Wingspan Productions for Channel 4
The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park Live, JA Digital for BBC One

Best News & Current Affairs Programme

Breadline Kids, True Vision North for Channel 4
Dispatches: Nigeria’s Hidden War, Evan Williams Productions for Channel 4
Dispatches: Children On The Frontline, ITN Productions for Channel 4
Exposure: Fashion Factories Undercover, Hardcash Productions and Lee Sorrell Media for ITV
Israel-Gaza: War Without End, ITN for Channel 4
Pakistan’s Hidden Shame, Clover Films for Channel 4

Best Original Programme

Crackanory, Tiger Aspect Productions for Dave
Glasgow Girls
, Minnow Films for BBC Three
Inside No. 9
, BBC Comedy Production London for BBC Two
Release The Hounds
, Gogglebox Entertainment for ITV2
Suspects, Newman Street for Channel 5
The Island With Bear Grylls
, Shine TV for Channel 4

International Programme Sales, sponsored by Film London

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor, BBC Worldwide
Downton Abbey series 4
, NBC Universal International Television Distribution
Line Of Duty
, Content Media Corporation
MasterChef, Shine International
The X Factor UK, FremantleMedia International
Y Gwyll/Hinterland, All3Media International

Best Popular Factual Programme, sponsored by The Hospital Club Studios

Child Genius, Wall to Wall for Channel 4
, Studio Lambert for Channel 4
Karl Pilkington: The Moaning Of Life
, Me & You Productions and Rounded Productions for Sky 1 HD
Pound Shop Wars, Nine Lives Media for BBC One
The Great British Bake Off
, Love Productions for BBC One
The Island with Bear Grylls, Shine TV for Channel 4

Best Pre-School Programme

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, BBC NHU Children’s Bristol for CBeebies
, Kindle Entertainment, Guru Studio and Laughing Gravy Media for CBeebies
Lily’s Driftwood Bay, Sixteen South for Nick Jr
Minibeast Adventure With Jess
, Kindle Entertainment for CBeebies
Swashbuckle, CBeebies production for CBeebies
Topsy and Tim
, Darrall Macqueen for CBeebies

Best Single Drama, sponsored by Elstree Studios

A Poet In New York, Modern Television for BBC Two
An Adventure In Space And Time
, BBC Wales and BBC America for BBC Two
, Nightjack for Channel 4
, LA Productions for BBC One
Murdered By My Boyfriend, BBC Productions for BBC Three
The Great Train Robbery
, World Productions for BBC One

Best Soap/Continuing Drama, sponsored by Imagine Communications

Casualty, BBC Wales Drama for BBC One
Coronation Street, ITV Studios for ITV
EastEnders, BBC Drama Production London for BBC One
Emmerdale, ITV Studios for ITV
Holby City, BBC Productions for BBC One
Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures for Channel 4 and E4

Best Sports Programme, sponsored by SIS Live

FA Cup Semi-Final – Hull City V Sheffield United, Sunset+Vine for BT Sport 1
Isle of Man TT, North One Television for ITV4
MOTD Live: Brazil V Germany, BBC Sport for BBC One
Rugby Tonight, Sunset+Vine for BT Sport 2
The Grand National 2014, IMG Productions for Channel 4
The Open 2014, BBC Sport for BBC One

Best Post Production House, sponsored by Avid

Clear Cut Pictures
Envy Post Production
Films at 59
Halo Post Production
Technicolor Creative Services

Best Independent Production Company, sponsored by The London Studios

Big Talk Productions
Love Productions
Red Production Company
Screenchannel Television
Tiger Aspect
World Productions

Channel of the Year

BBC Three
Channel 4
Sky Atlantic