Ceremony to be held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London on 7 February 2018

Netflix shows have picked up three nominations in this year’s Broadcast Awards, the first time an SVoD service has been in the running.

Left Bank Pictures’ royal saga The Crown will square off against BBC1’s Apple Tree Yard and Three Girls, ITV’s Little Boy Blue, Channel 4’s National Treasure and Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star for Best Drama Series.

Meanwhile, the San Junipero episode of House of Tomorrow’s drama anthology Black Mirror is up for Best Single Drama and Lime Pictures’ horse-riding drama Free Rein is nominated for Best Children’s Show – the only non-BBC show to make the list.

Apple TV has also secured its first nomination, with Fulwell 73’s Harry Styles – Behind The Album in the running for Best Music Programme.

The awards recognise a creative resurgence at Channel 5, which has four nominations: Best Single Documentary for ITN Productions’ Slum Britain: 50 Years On; Best Popular Factual for Hat Trick’s Rich House, Poor House; and Best Original Programme for Brinkworth Films’ single doc The Accused; as well as a nomination for Channel of the Year.

Meanwhile, Avalon’s hit Dave show Taskmaster is nominated in two categories: Best Entertainment Programme and Best Multichannel Programme.

Just one of the companies on last year’s Best Independent Production Company shortlist is named this year: Twofour is up against Kudos, Left Bank, Love Productions, Two Brothers and Wall to Wall.

New shows making the list this year include ITV series Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule (Best Comedy); BBC3 comedy This Country (Best Multi-channel); BBC2’s Hospital (Best Documentary Series); C4’s Extreme Cake-Makers and BBC2 series Richard Osman’s House of Games (both Best Daytime). 

Jonathan Ross returns to host the awards, which will be held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London on 7 February 2018.

For more information on how to book a table for the event, go to https://broadcastawards.co.uk/

Broadcast Awards shortlist 2018

Best Children’s Programme

Sponsored by dock10

Danger Mouse
CBBC and Fremantle Kids for CBBC

Free Rein
Lime Pictures for Netflix

Horrible Histories
Lion Television for CBBC

My Life: New Boys in Town
Drummer TV for CBBC

Revolting Rhymes
Magic Light Pictures for BBC One

The Zoo
BBC Studios Natural History Unit for CBBC

Best Comedy Programme

Avalon and Merman for Channel 4

Cunk On Christmas
House of Tomorrow for BBC Two

Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule
CPL Productions for ITV

People Just Do Nothing
Roughcut TV for BBC Three

Peter Kay’s Car Share
Goodnight Vienna Productions for BBC One

Hat Trick Productions for BBC Two

Best Daytime Programme

Extreme Cakemakers
Boomerang for Channel 4

Ill Gotten Gains
Tiger Aspect for BBC One

Remarkable for BBC One

Richard Osman’s House of Games
Remarkable for BBC Two

The Secret Life of the Hospital Bed
Crackit Productions for BBC One

Tiger Aspect for Channel 4

Best Documentary Programme

Sponsored by Silverglade

The Drug Trial: Emergency at The Hospital

Horizon: Antarctica - Ice Station Rescue
BBC Studios for BBC Two

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad
Only the Best Productions for BBC One

The Secret Life of Prisons
Shine TV for Channel 4

Slum Britain: 50 Years On
ITN Productions for Channel 5

Storyville: Last Days of Solitary
Mongoose Pictures and Frontline PBS for BBC Four

Best Documentary Series

American High School
Swan Films for BBC Three

Catching a Killer: The Search for Nathalie Hemming
True Vision for Channel 4

Label1 Television for BBC Two

Kids on The Edge
Century Films for Channel 4

The Last Miners
Keo Films for BBC One

Planet Earth II
BBC Studios Natural History, BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions for BBC One

Best Drama Series or Serial

Sponsored by axisVFX

Apple Tree Yard
Kudos for BBC One

The Crown
Left Bank Pictures for Netflix

Little Boy Blue
ITV Studios for ITV

National Treasure
The Forge for Channel 4

Three Girls
BBC Studios and Studio Lambert for BBC One

Tin Star
Kudos for Sky Atlantic

Best Entertainment Programme

Sponsored by NEP UK

All Round to Mrs. Brown’s
Hungry Bear Media and BOC Pix for BBC One

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
ITV Studios for ITV

Love Island
ITV Studios and Motion Content Group for ITV2

Strictly Come Dancing
BBC Studios for BBC

Avalon for Dave

The Voice UK
ITV Studios and Talpa for ITV

Best Independent Production Company

Sponsored by The London Studios


Left Bank Pictures

Love Productions

Two Brothers


Wall to Wall

Best Multichannel Programme

Chewing Gum
Retort for E4

Hate Thy Neighbour
Viceland for Viceland UK

Love Island
ITV Studios and Motion Content Group for ITV2

Murdered for Being Different
BBC Studios for BBC Three

Avalon for Dave

This Country
BBC Studios for BBC Three

Best Music Programme

Sponsored by VER

Aberfan: Cantata Memoria
Rondo for S4C

The BRIT Awards

Four To The Floor
Lemonade Money for Channel 4

Glastonbury 2017
BBC Music TV for BBC Two

Harry Styles - Behind the Album
Fulwell 73 for Apple TV

The Rolling Stones - Ole Ole Ole - A Trip Across South America
Eagle Rock Entertainment for Channel 4

Best News/Current Affairs Programme

Sponsored by The Hospital Club

The Death of Jo Cox
Amos Pictures for BBC Two

The Forgotten Children
Wild Pictures for ITV

Panorama: London Tower Fire: Britain’s Shame
BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell
Freshwater Films for Sky One

Stacey Dooley Investigates - Mums Selling Their Kids for Sex
True Vision for BBC Three

Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia
Brook Lapping Productions for Channel 4

Best Original Programme

Sponsored IMG Studios

The Accused
Brinkworth Films for Channel 5

Windfall Films and Motion Content Group for Channel 4

Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds
CPL Productions for Channel 4

The Real Full Monty
Spun Gold TV for ITV

The Trial: A Murder In The Family
Dragonfly for Channel4

This Time Next Year
Twofour for ITV

Muslims Like Us
Love Productions for BBC Two

Windfall Films and Motion Content Group for Channel 4

Rich House Poor House
Hat Trick Productions for Channel 5

Spy in the Wild
John Downer Productions for BBC One

The Real Full Monty
Spun Gold TV for ITV

Who Do You Think You Are? Danny Dyer
Wall to Wall for BBC One

Best Post Production House



Films at 59

Halo post production

Molinare TV & Film


Best Pre-School Programme

Apple Tree House
Five Apples for CBeebies

Do You Know?
7 Wonder for CBeebies

Get Well Soon Hospital
Kindle Entertainment for CBeebies

Go Jetters Christmas Special: The North Pole
CBeebies & BBC Worldwide for CBeebies

Lily’s Driftwood Bay,
ixteen South for Nickelodeon Jr

School of Roars
Dot to Dot Productions for CBeebies

Best Single Drama

Sponsored by Elstree Studios

Against the Law
BBC Studios for BBC Two

Black Mirror: San Junipero
House of Tomorrow for Netflix

Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Minnow Films for BBC One

Murdered for Being Different
BBC Studios for BBC Three

Mammoth Screen for BBC Two

To Walk Invisible
BBC Studios, BBC Wales, Lookout Point, Masterpiece and Open University for BBC One

Best Soap/Continuing Drama

BBC Studios for BBC One

Coronation Street
ITV Studios for ITV

BBC Studios for BBC One

ITV Studios for ITV

Holby City
BBC Studios for BBC One

Lime Pictures for Channel 4

Best Sports Programme

Sponsored by SIS Live

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Sky Sports for Sky Sports F1

Anthony Joshua v Vladamir Klitschko
Sky Sports for Sky Sports Box Office

Monday Night Football
Sky Sports for Sky Sports 1

The Lions Tour
Sky Sports for Sky Sports 1

The NFL Show
Whisper Films for BBC One

UEFA Women’s Euro
Whisper Films for Channel 4

International Programme Sales

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
for Drive

The Lie Detective
for Fremantle

National Treasure
for all3media international

Nightmare on Everest
for FremantleMedia International

for Sky Vision

This Time Next Year
for Twofour Rights

Channel of The Year

Sponsored by Babcock Media Services


BBC Three

Channel 4

Channel 5



For more information on how to book a table for the event, go to https://broadcastawards.co.uk/