VLV Awards for programmes broadcast in 2018

Now in their 27th year, the VLV Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting are nominated and voted for by VLV members and acknowledge excellence in public service broadcasting in the UK.  

The awards for programming broadcasting in 2018 were presented by the  wonderful Jan Ravens, of Dead Ringers fame on May 9th 2019 at the VLV Spring Conference in central London. 

The winners included newscasters BBC Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, and Channel 4 News Europe Editor, Matt Frei, drama A Very English Scandal, long-running entertainment show Have I Got News for You, radio arts programme Saturday Review and BBC cricket coverage in Test Match Special.  The team behind They Shall Not Grow Old, the documentary which featured original First World War footagewere presented with an award for innovation; documentary makers Norma Percy and Brian Lapping were awarded the Naomi Sergent award for their work over many years which has provided audiences with significant insight into issues and stories from around the world. 

You can listen to the sound recording of the awards, including Jan Ravens’ brilliant Theresa May impersonisation here.