Success For Twenty Twelve At The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

The Olympic mockumentary series, Twenty Twelve, for which David Tennant provided a spoof voice over has been named as Best Entertainment / Comedy Show at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

Twenty Twelve stars a plethora of British talent including Olivia Colman, Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes and follows the trials of the management of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Commission team who are behind the planning of the 2012 London Olympics. It began airing on the BBC in 2011 during the build up to the games. The series' last episode was broadcast on 24 July 2012, three days before the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are voted for by journalists who write about television and radio and were handed out today at an event at One Whitehall Place in central London.

The winners are as follows:

Best Single Drama - The Hollow Crown: Richard II on BBC Two;
Best Drama Series - Parade’s End on BBC Two;
Best Single Documentary - Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile on ITV;
Best Documentary Series - Inside Claridge’s on BBC Two;
Best Entertainment/Comedy - Twenty Twelve on BBC Two;
Best Factual Entertainment - The Great British Bake Off on BBC Two;
Best Multichannel Programme - Dynamo: Magician Impossible on UKTV’s Watch;
Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch in Parade’s End and Sherlock;
Best Actress - Rebecca Hall in Parade’s End;
Breakthrough Award - Adam Hills for The Last Leg;
Writer’s Award - Sir Tom Stoppard for Parade’s End;
Radio Broadcaster of the Year - Charlotte Green;
Radio Programme of the Year - Soul Music on BBC Radio 4;
Innovation Award - BBC Olympics 2012;
Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting - John Humphrys.