KEO films were last night (May 22) awarded two prestigious 2011 Phillips British Academy Television Awards, held at the Grovesnor Hotel in Central London.
The first, Hugh’s Fish Fight, which aired on Channel 4 in January and highlighted the disgusting waste at the heart of the Common Fisheries Policy, beat off strong opposition from Mary Queen of Shops, Pineapple Dance Studios and Come Dine with Me.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “The whole production team is absolutely thrilled to have Hugh’s Fish Fight recognised in this way.”
“It’s been a great programme to be part of it in so many ways but perhaps most of all the way it engaged the public,” he added.
Hugh’s Fish Fight got them genuinely interested in the pressing issues of marine conservation. The madness of what is happening out at sea is now out in the open, and thanks to the continued support of our Fish Fighters (over 676,000 at the time of writing) it will remain so.
“It’s a great night for Fish Fighters across the country and also recognition that when Features programming tackles the issues of the time in entertaining and accessible ways it can really have an impact.”
Welcome to Lagos, KEO’s series following characters surviving and thriving in the sprawling slums of Nigeria’s capitol city, which broadcast on BBC2 last year, followed it’s Broadcast and RTS success and won Best Factual Series against incredibly strong opposition.
KEO Creative Director Andrew Palmer said: “Winning in two such different categories underlines the breadth of our strengths and I couldn’t be happier for the teams.”
“This is a fantastic platform from which we can build for the future,” he added.