Best Popular Factual Programme


This award will go to the outstanding UK originated special or on-going series of whatever duration.

Judges will consider the contribution it has made to the commissioning brand’s performance in terms of audience, branding, profile and commercial success (where appropriate). The programme will be judged for excellence and innovation along with the fit with the channel’s core brand and target audience. Evidence of success will include audience performance, viewing figures, targeted marketing and overall contribution to the channel.

The show must have been commissioned by, and had its first run on, a digital-only channel or a streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch (so shows for BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are excluded). How the show delivers against its budget will be taken into consideration.

All forms of popular factual, factual entertainment and features programming are eligible, though straight documentaries should be entered in the new Best Documentary Programme category.

Qualifying Period

All entries must relate to the period between 1 January 2018 and 1 April 2019, with the first episode of the series having it’s first transmission during these dates.

Cost per entry £270 (ex. VAT)

Previous winners

Portrait Artist of The Year 2018, Storyvault Films for Sky Arts (2018)
Sex Pod Crackit Productions for Five Star (2017)
The Call Centre, BBC Productions Wales for BBC Three (2014)
Bradley Wiggins: A Year In Yellow, Twofour for Sky Atlantic (2013)