Our expert judging panels were presented with hundreds of excellent entries for the Broadcast Awards 2016, and had to make some tough decisions to decide on a shortlist. Congratulations to all the programmes, production companies and channels that made the list and thank you to our judges for their time and expertise.

Best Children’s Programme


Best Comedy Programme

sponsored by Halo Post Production

Best Daytime Programme

sponsored by BT Media and Broadcast

Best Documentary Programme

sponsored by Silverglade Post Production

Best Documentary Series

sponsored by Procam

Best Drama Series or Serial


  • Doctor Foster
    Drama Republic for BBC One
  • Humans
    Kudos Film and Television for Channel 4
  • The Missing
    New Pictures and Company Pictures for BBC One
  • No Offence
    AbbottVision for Channel 4
  • Poldark
    Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for BBC One
  • Wolf Hall
    Company Pictures and Playground Entertainment for BBC Two

Best Entertainment Programme

sponsored by BBC Studioworks

Best Multichannel Programme


Best Music Programme

sponsored by NEP Visions

Best News/Current Affairs Programme

sponsored by The Hospital Club Studios

Best Original Programme

sponsored by IMG Studios

Best Popular Factual Programme

sponsored by Sue Terry Voices

Best Pre-School Programme


Best Single Drama

sponsored by Elstree Studios

Best Soap/Continuing Drama


Best Sports Programme

sponsored by SIS LIVE

Channel of the Year

sponsored by Babcock

International Programme Sales


  • Downton Abbey
    NBC Universal International Television Distribution for Carnival Films
  • Fortitude
    Sky Vision for Fifty Fathoms
  • Homes by The Sea
    Passion Distribution for True North
  • Poldark
    ITV Studios Global Entertainment for Mammoth Screen
  • The Missing
    All3Media International for New Pictures and Company Pictures
  • Wolf Hall
    BBC Worldwide for Company Pictures

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Broadcat Awards Sponsors

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