The Last Ever South Bank Show Awards
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)
FILM (presented by Rachel Weisz)
Melvyn Bragg himself scooped the Outstanding Achievement Award which was presented by Sir David Attenborough.