Channel 4 dominated the Edinburgh TV Awards at this year’s Guardian International Television Festival. Hosted by John Bishop, the ceremony saw the channel take home awards for Best Channel, Programme Innovation and TV Moment of the Year.
Educating Yorkshire won TV Moment of the Year, for the emotional scene in which a pupil overcame his stammer to deliver a speech to his class. The Murder Trial, which filmed a British murder case with remote cameras, received the award for Programme Innovation.
“Winning Channel of the Year is the icing on the cake after an amazing twelve months for the channel and a fitting tribute to all the indies who have worked with us to deliver a raft of award winning shows,” said the channel’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt.
The award and nominations in full:
Programme Innovation Award Winner: The Murder Trial (Channel 4) Him & Her: The Wedding (BBC3) Live from Space (Channel 4) Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (Channel 4) Pesky Blinders (BBC2)
Producer/Director Debut Award Marcelle Mettelsiefen for Children on the Frontline
Production Company of the Year Winner: Big Talk Productions Kudos Love Productions So Television Twofour
Commissioner of the Year Richard Klein (ITV)
The Network & Ones to Watch Programme Choice Award Winner: Game of Thrones Breaking Bad Gogglebox Happy Valley Orange is the New Black
TV Moment of the Year Winner: Educating Yorkshire – Musharaf conquering his speech impediment. Coronation Street – Hayley’s death. The Eurovision Song Contest – Conchita Wurst’s entry for Austria Happy Valley – [Spoiler] The beating of Catherine Cawood Gay marriage – The vows Newsnight – Jeremy Paxman interviewing Russell Brand
Channel of the Year Winner: Channel 4 BBC Two BBC Three iTV Sky Atlantic