The Last Ever South Bank Show Awards

February 1, 2010 by  
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melvynThe South Bank Show Awards were presented last night at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

The awards ceremony, presented as ever by Melvyn Bragg who has fronted the show since its inception, marks the end of the of the South Bank Show which has been running since 1978 and has racked up more than 110 awards (including 12 BAFTAs).

A series of “South Bank Show Revisited” programmes broadcast this Spring will feature updates on previous South Bank Show subjects.

Three of the awards were:

BEST COMEDY (presented by Billy Connolly who described The Thick Of It as having the best swear word he’d ever heard in catastrof*ck)

The Thick Of It (BBC2)– Armando Iannucci’s brilliant political satire about Westminster corridors of power.
Home Time (BBC2)
The Inbetweeners (E4)

BEST TV DRAMA
(presented by Rob Brydon)

Red Riding (BBC4)
– A dark trilogy adapted from David Pearce’s novels set in 1970s and 1980s Yorkshire starring Sean Bean.
Being Human (BBC3)
Collision (ITV1)

FILM (presented by Rachel Weisz)

Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold’s second film set on an Essex council estate, featuring an incredible performance by newcomer Katie Jarvis.
An Education
The Damned United

Melvyn Bragg himself scooped the Outstanding Achievement Award which was presented by Sir David Attenborough.

David and Susah says:

This can’t be the last South Bank Show.
It’s the best ITV has to offer.

Please keep it going..Start a petition..