Best Specialist Factual Programme

This award will go to the outstanding specialist factual programme (either a single film or a series) broadcast on any TV channel in the UK or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

Judges will be looking for original ideas and inspired story telling, technical excellence, and shows that bring complex subjects to life. They can be constructed formats or documentaries and appropriate genres include arts, religion, history, natural history, and science, including sociology and anthropology.

The category excludes entire strands but includes individual programmes from those strand.

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 episode – 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)