The Sargent-Disc team were delighted to be a part of another spectacular celebration of talent at the 2023 Broadcast Awards earlier this week (8 February).

Always a highlight of the UK television awards calendar, this year’s ceremony took place in front of a packed audience at The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, hosted by comedian Sue Perkins. Sargent-Disc, a Cast & Crew Company, were on standby to add an interactive element to this year’s proceedings, by sponsoring the evening’s Social Media Wall and Super Selfie Competition.

Laurence Sargent, Co-Head of Cast & Crew International & Director of Sargent-Disc, says: “There’s always a very special feeling in the room at the Broadcast Awards; each and every nominee and winner is being recognised by their industry peers, which is really significant. For Sargent-Disc, sponsoring the awards is our way of contributing to this celebration of talent and giving something back to the people who work so hard making the outstanding calibre of content that British broadcasting is known for.”

We were delighted to welcome representatives from a number of our industry partners and collaborators to the Sargent-Disc table, including Warners, Feel Films, NBC Universal, NFTS and Women in Film & TV.

Sargent-Disc table guests
Photo Credit: Broadcast Awards
The winners

It was a fantastic night for the BBC; not only was BBC1 named Channel of the Year for the second year running, but the public service broadcaster scooped a further six awards: Best Drama (This Is Going To Hurt), Best Sports Programme (Women’s Euros), Best Documentary (The Real Mo Farah), Best Single Drama (Then Barbara Met Alan), Best News/Current Affairs (The Whistleblower: Inside the UN) and Best Original Programme (Mood).

Sister, producers of This Is Going To Hurt, picked up the coveted Best Independent Production Company Award, whilst investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar’s company Forest (Santa Claus: The Serial Killer) was crowned Emerging Indie of the Year.

This year’s Special Recognition Award went to veteran BBC News presenter Huw Edwards, who helmed the BBC’s coverage throughout the many landmark moments of 2022 including the Platinum Jubilee, the death of the Queen and her subsequent state funeral.

Winner of the Special Recognition Award: Huw Edwards
Photo credit: Broadcast Awards

ITV was the second most successful broadcaster of the night, taking home a total of five awards, including Best Entertainment show for The 1% Club, Best Specialist Factual programme for Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing and Best Music Programme for An Audience with Adele.

Channel 4 picked up two awards; Best Comedy for the final series of Hat Trick’s Derry Girls and Best Daytime Programme for its Craig Charles-fronted gameshow Moneybags.

Netflix also took home two awards; Best Documentary for 72 Films’ Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story, and Best Children’s Programme for Robin Robin, made by Aardman Animations.

Wildflame Productions’ Drych: Fi, Rhyw ac Anabledd won the Best Multichannel category for S4C whilst Apple TV+ picked up an award for Best Preschool Programme Lovely Little Farm.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees – and to Complete Cameras, winners of the Super Selfie Competition, who went home with a magnum of champagne, courtesy of Sargent-Disc!

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