Media release: Edinburgh TV Awards – winners announced


THE Edinburgh Television Festival brought to you by YouTube and BT, has revealed the winners from each of the categories at the prestigious TV Awards, it was announced today (THURS).

Hosted by writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter, Frank Skinner, the highly-coveted awards, now in their 17th year, form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, showcasing the outstanding talent, and incredible breadth of genres and creativity that broadcasters and production companies produce year after year.

Edinburgh TV Awards winners 2018

Channel of the Year Award:

Channel 5

Specialist Channel of the Year


Production Company of the Year: sponsored by PRS for Music

CPL Productions

Best Entertainment Series: sponsored by Pinewood TV Studios

Gogglebox, Studio Lambert

Best Popular Factual Series:

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, CPL Productions

Best UK Drama

Three Girls, BBC Studios, Studio Lambert

Best Breakthrough Talent: sponsored by The Farm

Rachel Parris

Best Comedy Series

Derry Girls, Hat Trick

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Palin

Best Documentary Programme

Blue Planet II, BBC Studios NHU, BBC Worldwide

Best International Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale, An MGM and HULU production

Channel 4 / Random Acts Live Pitch Award: sponsored by Channel 4

Sophie Perrins

TV Moment of the Year: sponsored by Twitter

Danny Dyer’s unique take on Brexit on Good Evening Britain, ITV

Festival director, Lisa Campbell, said: “It is testament to the immense talent our industry offers that we have been able to increase the number of categories in our Awards. Huge congratulations to all our winners, from our breakthrough talent to a lifetime achievement, it truly is a celebration of the range of talent and programmes our industry produces.”

As a festival and a charity, the Edinburgh International Television Festival is committed to helping young people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV industry. It runs two young talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network.

Both schemes aim to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.
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