Media release: Edinburgh TV Awards winners announced


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

Hosted by stand-up comedian, Mo Gilligan, the highly-coveted awards, now in their 18th year, recognise outstanding talent, celebrating the incredible breadth of genres and creativity that broadcasters and production companies produce year after year.

Edinburgh TV Awards winners 2019

Channel of the Year Award:


Best Specialist Channel:


UK Broadcaster VOD of the Year:

BBC iPlayer

Online Channel of the Year:

BBC Three

Production Company of the Year:

World Productions

Small Indie of the Year:

Renowned Films

Best International Drama:

Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films on BBC One

Best UK Drama:

Patrick Melrose, Little Island Productions, Two Cities Television and Sunny March for Sky Atlantic

Best Documentary Programme:

The Abused, Brinkworth Productions for Channel 5

Best Popular Factual Series:

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

Best Entertainment Series:

Gogglebox, Studio Lambert for Channel 4

Best Comedy Series:

Fleabag Series 2, Two Brothers for BBC Three

Outstanding Achievement Award:

Hugh Laurie CBE

Best Breakthrough Talent:

Nabhaan Rizwan

Ones to Watch/Random Acts Live Pitch Award (Sponsored by Channel 4)

Rosemary Baker

TV Moment of the Year:

The English Conkers Crisis – Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Festival director, Lisa Campbell, said: “This year’s awards celebrate an incredible array of talent from the legendary Hugh Laurie right through to the best small indie. The Edinburgh TV Awards showcase the best in class and we’d like to extend our congratulations to all winners and nominees for their creativity and commitment to the industry.”

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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