Channel 4's 'Kitchen,' 'Faking It' take docu prizes
LONDON — Winston Churchill biopic “The Gathering Storm,” starring Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave, received three gongs Friday at the Broadcasting Press Guilds TV and Radio awards in London.
The pic, a BBC, HBO and Scott Free co-production, won single drama, actor and actress at the event held at Theater Royal, Drury Lane.
BBC1 costume drama “Daniel Deronda,” a co-pro between the pubcaster and WGBH Boston, nabbed drama series/serial.
Other Guild awards included Channel 4’s “Jamies Kitchen,” which won docu series; the drag queen episode of C4’s “Faking It” took home single doc prize; entertainment kudos went to C4’s “Bremner, Bird and Fortune;” performer (non-acting) was BBC News’ political editor Andrew Marr; Ricky Gervais and Stephan Merchant picked up writer kudos for BBC2’s fake fly-on-the-wall comedy “The Office;” while the multichannel award was claimed by Men and Motors channel for “Scratchin’.”
Leading docu filmmaker Brian Lapping, behind series such as “The Death of Yugoslavia” and “The Fall of Milosevic,” received the Harvey Lee award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting.