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Adam Hills wins UK Broadcasting Press Guild Award

Adam Hills has won the breakthrough award for The Last Leg at the UK’s Brodacasting Press Guild Awards.

2013-03-15_1610Adam Hills has been awarded at the UK’s Brodacasting Press Guild Awards.

He won the Breakthrough Award for The Last Leg, which was this week commissioned for a new series.

The prizes, voted on by journalists who write about TV and radio, were dominated by the BBC, with Parade’s End scooping four awards.

Twenty Twelve, previously accused of copying The Games, won the Entertainment / Comedy award.

Best Single Drama: The Hollow Crown: Richard II
Best Drama Series: Parade’s End
Best Single Documentary: Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile
Best Documentary Series: Inside Claridge’s
Best Entertainment/Comedy: Twenty Twelve
Best Factual Entertainment: The Great British Bake Off
Best Multichannel Programme: Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
Best Actress: Rebecca Hall
Breakthrough Award: Adam Hills
Writer’s Award: Sir Tom Stoppard
Innovation Award: BBC Olympics 2012
Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting: John Humphrys

Source: Radio Times

5 Responses

  1. I’m glad to read about Adam Hills and love what he has done in Britain. But also I was surprised and elated about the news of Parade’s End including the writer and Benedict Cumberbatch. I think it’s well deserved all round.

  2. Yay!
    The Last Leg is a great light entertainment show. It certainly fits Hill’s style better than Gordon Street. Last night’s episode with the Adele defence may be one of the best episodes they’ve ever done.

    It’s also great to see Parade’s End get recognition after the way 9’s treated it. The writing, overall and acting awards (as well as Sherlock for Cumberbatch) are thoroughly deserved. Yay!

  3. Well, the Last Leg isn’t my thing, but the award is richly deserved.

    Now, David, about the guy from the KFC ads… (you know where this is going)

    Is a television host with 6 or 7 years on television behind him such as Adam Hills a legitimate winner of a ‘Breakthrough Award’?

    1. I’m not up to speed on what the rules and criteria of a British Press award are so don’t feel it’s my place to comment. Whilst it is fair to say Hills does not have 6 or 7 years TV history in the UK I suspect the award is in relation to The Last Leg’s contribution for disabled performers and disability issues as mainstream entertainment. In this sense it is probably “Breakthrough.” But again you’re better off asking a British media commentator not moi.

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