The awards, run by the television industry’s trade magazine, celebrate the best shows from channels still described as ‘digital’ – as opposed to the mainstream terrestrial channels. It also now encompasses online programming, such as those produced for and published online by BBC Three.
Chiefly written by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane, In The Long Run is a semi-autobiographical sitcom set in London in 1985. Bill Bailey, Madeline Appiah and Jimmy Akingbola star alongside Elba. At the time of writing, Sky has yet to reveal whether the show will get a second series.
Best Short Form Comedy
Pls Like, the BBC Three web series satirising social media stars, won in the Best Short Form Comedy category. This was another award new to proceedings this year, with the organisers having expanded the number of prizes to match “the changing face of British broadcasting”.
The results were revealed at a ceremony in London tonight, hosted by Alex Horne. His band The Horne Section began the evening with music and a game of Twister.
Elsewhere in the list of winners, Beano Studios won the prizes for Best Digital Children’s Content and Best Original Web Channel.
The now online-only BBC Three was named both Best Factual and Best Entertainment Channel.
For more information see broadcastdigitalawards.co.uk
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