David Tennant Projects Nominated In The Broadcast Awards Announced Tonight

The winners of the 2015 Broadcast Awards are to be announced tonight, and two of David Tennant’s projects are up for honours.

Now in their 20th year, the awards celebrate the best in British creativity, commending the most outstanding content of the year and championing those who made it possible. This year over 100 programmes, production companies and channels have been shortlisted across 17 categories. The winners will be announced at tonight’s ceremony held at Grosvenor House in London.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor has been nominated in the category for Best International Programme Sales. The thrilling 75 minute 3D special starring David Tennant, Matt Smith, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper was simulcast on TV in over 90 countries on the 23rd November last year and was also streamed into cinemas and online around the world. 

The full category is:

International Programme Sales sponsored by Film London
  • Hinterland / Y Gwyll for All3media International
  • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special: The Day of the Doctor for BBC Worldwide
  • Downton Abbey for Carnival Film and Television 
  • Line of Duty for Content Media Corporation
  • The X Factor UK for FremantleMedia
  • MasterChef for Shine International

In addition, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Awards, Broadcast have launched a special prize for tonight: the Timeline TV Award. Through an online vote by Broadcast magazine and online subscribers, the top ten prizewinning shows of the last 20 years have been chosen. The Winner of Winners will be decided live tonight by an interactive table vote by attendees at the event. The shortlist is:

Big Brother (Best new programme, 2001) - Bazal (Endemol) for Channel 4

Brass Eye: Paedophilia Special (Best comedy, 2002) - Talkback Productions for Channel 4

Broadchurch (Best drama series or serial, 2014) - Kudos Film & TV for ITV

Educating Yorkshire (Best documentary series, 2014) - Twofour for Channel 4

Gavin and Stacey (Best comedy, 2009) - Baby Cow for BBC Three

I’m Alan Partridge (Best comedy, 1999) - Talkback Productions for BBC Two

Life On Mars (Best original programme, 2007) - Kudos Film & TV for BBC One

Storyville: Man On Wire (Best documentary programme, 2010) - Wall to Wall with Red Box Films for BBC Two

The Office (Best comedy, 2003)  - BBC Entertainment for BBC Two

Who Do You Think You Are? (Best popular factual, 2006) - Wall to Wall for BBC Two

 The full results will be available on the Broadcast Awards site from tomorrow.