Best Original Programme

This award will go to the most outstanding and genuinely original programme of 2017/8. Spin-offs or brand extensions will not be considered as the judges are looking specifically for fresh ideas and innovation in production. Significant reworking of established formats or shows that reinvent or reinvigorate genres will be considered in addition to new launches. Evidence of bravery, ambition and being first or shaking up the market will be considered, alongside ratings success and critical acclaim.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2018 and 13 September 2019 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

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  • Date of First Transmission
  • Channel first broadcast on:
  • Production Company
  • Average viewing figures
  • Peak viewing figures
  • Budget per episodeĀ  – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Potential for the show to return (300 words)