Choosing To Die scoops BAFTA
KEO films was triumphant at last night’s British Academy Television Awards in London.
The BAFTA in the Single Documentary category went to ‘Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die’, the 60-minute documentary in which Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life.
Travelling to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, the author witnessed first-hand the procedures set out for assisted death and confronts the point at which he would have to take the lethal drug himself.
It was broadcast on BBC2 last summer.
Pratchett paid tribute to Peter Smedley, the man whose assisted suicide had been filmed, as he collected the prize at the Royal Festival Hall.
The controversial documentary has already picked up a string of awards including a Scottish BAFTA, a Bulldog and a Royal Television Society award.
“I am absolutely delighted that the production team picked up the BAFTA for best single documentary last night,” said Executive Producer Craig Hunter.
“It’s great recognition for our film which has been well received across the board and I’m thrilled to bits.”
KEO films saw off stiff competition from 9/11: Day That Changed the World, The Fight of Their Lives and Channel 4’s We Need To Talk About Dad to pick up the award on the night.
“We were up against some pretty tough competition so we’re thrilled to walk away with the award,” he added.
“It’s a great film, made by a remarkably dedicated team.
“We are all very proud.”
It was the third BAFTA award the company have won after recognition for Hugh’s Fish Fight and Welcome to Lagos last year.