2024 Broadcast Awards winners revealed

Virgin Radio

9 Feb 2024, 16:13

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The Traitors production company Studio Lambert and the much loved crime drama Happy Valley landed top gongs.

In a night filled with glitz, glamour, and a dash of healthy competition, the 2024 Broadcast Awards saw the BBC emerge as the undisputed champion, clinching an impressive 10 victories across various categories, including Best Channel and Best Drama for Happy Valley.

The esteemed awards ceremony, held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London on February 8, celebrated the crème de la crème of British programming and channels.

For the third consecutive year, BBC1 claimed the prestigious title of Channel of the Year, reaffirming its status as a powerhouse in the broadcasting landscape. The broadcaster's dominance extended across genres, with notable wins in categories such as best drama, best comedy, and best documentary series.

Among the standout triumphs was Lookout Point's crime drama Happy Valley, securing the coveted title of best drama.

The compelling narrative and stellar performances contributed to the show's recognition as a paragon of excellence in the industry.

The BBC also celebrated victories for BBC2's Inside Our Autistic Minds and BBC3's I Kissed a Boy, underscoring its diverse programming prowess.

Studio Lambert, the production company behind The Traitors and "Race Across the World, emerged as the best independent production company, garnering acclaim for its breakthroughs in entertainment.

The success of The Traitors, coupled with the co-production of Netflix hit Squid Game: The Challenge in collaboration with The Garden, solidified Studio Lambert's reputation as an industry trailblazer.

ITV1's The 1% Club retained its title in the best entertainment programme category for the second consecutive year, fending off stiff competition.

Channel 4 also basked in glory, securing five wins, including victories for Russell Brand: In Plain Sight in current affairs expose and The Piano in best original programme.

The Broadcast Awards recognised individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry, with financial journalist and broadcaster Martin Lewis receiving the Special Recognition Award.

His dedication to public service broadcasting, particularly through The Martin Lewis Money Show, was acknowledged as a vital service during challenging times.

Curious Films earned the title of Emerging Indie of the Year, while Big Deal Films triumphed in the international programme sales category for the comedy series Dreaming Whilst Black.

In a poignant moment, the Timeline TV Moment of the Year was awarded to the death of Waystar Royco chief Logan Roy in Succession.

The emotionally charged scene triumphed over other notable contenders, including The Bear's stressful family Christmas and the Eurovision Song Contest's powerful rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone.

While streaming platforms remained absent from the winner's circle, Sky seized victories in best sports programme with Monday Night Football on Sky Sports and best pre-school programme with 123 Number Squad! on Sky Kids.

The Broadcast Awards, considered the pinnacle of recognition in the television industry, showcased the talent, innovation, and resilience within the British broadcasting landscape.

The awards night, attended by over 1,300 industry professionals and clients, served as a glittering celebration of success, acknowledging the outstanding achievements of the industry's brightest stars.

See a full of the nights results below:

Full list of the winners from the Broadcast Awards 2024:

Channel of the Year: BBC1

Best independent production company: Studio Lambert

Emerging indie of the year: Curious Films

Special recognition: Martin Lewis

Best post-production house: RunVT

Best children’s programme: A Kind Of Spark

Best comedy programme: Black Ops

Best current affairs programme: Russell Brand: In Plain Sight

Best daytime programme: Scam Interceptors

Best documentary programme: Lyra

Best multichannel programme: I Kissed A Boy

Best music programme: Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Best news programme: ITV News At Ten: The Lucy Letby Verdict

Best original programme: The Piano

Best pre school programme: 123 Number Squad!

Best popular factual programme: Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back At Xmas

Best single drama: I Am Ruth

Best soap/continuing drama: Casualty

Best specialist factual programme: Inside Our Autistic Minds

Best sports programme: Monday Night Football

Timeline TV Moment of the Year: Succession

International programmes sales: Dreaming Whilst Black