This award will go to the outstanding specialist factual programme (either a single film or a series) broadcast in the UK for the first time during the qualifying period.
Judges will be looking for original ideas and inspired storytelling, 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. (Shows entered in this category cannot enter Best Documentary Programme or Best Documentary Series).
The category excludes entire strands but includes individual programmes from those strands.