Children’s title for BBC ALBA at Celtic Media Festival

THE Gaelic language children’s programme, De a-nis?, emerged as one of a handful of wins by Scots productions in an annual celebration of media from the Celtic nations and regions.

The BBC ALBA programme took the Children’s category at the Celtic Media Festival, which was held over three days in Derry/Londonderry, in Northern Ireland.

The festival’s ‘Bronze Torc Awards’ saw 98 productions, companies and personalities shortlisted across the 19 categories – including factual, arts, drama, entertainment, sport, current affairs, children’s and young people’s programmes, as well as radio station of the year and radio presenter.

A total of 450 entries were subsmitted from Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Ten BBC ALBA productions were shortlisted across several different award categories.

The other Scots winners were in Education, Short Drama and Student Factual.


The Boy in the Bubble – Ireland – Igloo Films – RTÉ


Passion in Port Talbot….It Has Begun – Wales – Prospect Cymru Wales – BBC Cymru Wales


De a-nis? – Scotland – BBC Scotland – BBC Alba

Current Affairs

Week In Week Out: Cash for Qualifications – Wales – BBC Wales

Drama Series

Corp + Anam – Ireland – Magamedia – TG4


Mikey and Jools Keep Safe –  Scotland – mediaco-op


The Savage Eye – Ireland – Blinder Films – RTÉ

Factual Entertainment

Rhod Gilbert Work Experience Series 2 – Wales – Presentable – BBC Cymru Wales

Factual Series

Behind The Walls – Ireland – Misha Films – RTÉ

Factual Single

Wonderland: The Men Who Won’t Stop Marching – Ireland – BBC Northern Ireland

Feature Length Drama

Stella Days – Ireland – Newgrange Pictures – RTÉ

Marketing Campaign

Rapsgaliwn/Mistar Urdd – Wales – S4C

Short Drama

The Taxidermist – Scotland – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


The Lions ’71 – Wales – Green Bay Media Ltd – BBC Cymru Wales

Young People

Ó Tholg go Tolg – Ireland – Red Pepper Productions – TG4

Keiran Hegarty Award for Interactivity

The Siege – Northern Ireland – BBC Knowledge and Learning Northern Ireland

Radio: Documentary

The Mouse Trap and Me – Wales – BBC Radio Wales

Radio: Presenter

Frances Nic Géidigh – Ireland – RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Radio Station of the Year

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Ireland

Student Animation

David – Wales – Stephen Craner / Newport Film School, University of Wales, Newport

Student Drama

Shellshock – Ireland – John Corcoran, Jean Igoe and Team / Dublin Institute of Technology

Student Factual

A Bunch of Gentlemen – Scotland – Louise Begbie, Milla Harju, Fatima Helou and Team / University of Stirling

Student Entertainment

Growing Up – Ireland – Jason Cullen, Mark Armstrong and Team / National Film School, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

Jury Award

Burton – Wales – Green Bay Media Ltd

Spirit of the Festival

Corp + Anam – Ireland – Magamedia – TG4