Best Soap/Continuing Drama

This award will recongise the soap opera or continuing drama that has had an outstanding year – reaching a mass audience and hitting new creative heights. The judges will look for innovative storylines, character development and interesting production or distribution techniques, including special episodes and successful multiplatform initiatives. They will also look for how the show serves its broadcaster and its wider profile both in the industry and among viewers.

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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Criteria

  • 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 (300words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of performance, writing and characters (300 words)