10:30pm Sunday, December 2 on C4

In this comedy extravaganza Channel 4 will reveal which of Britain’s funniest men and women have been nominated for the 2012 British Comedy Awards. Packed with the classic moments in comedy, exclusive interviews with the UK’s most popular comedians, it’s a celebration of the year in comedy and an insight into who may be picking up the coveted awards at the ceremony which air live on Channel 4 on Dec 12th.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Entertainment & Comedy

The British Soap Awards 2012: The Party: 

On ITV2, viewers are invited to join hosts Zoe Hardman and Joe Swash as they get up close and personal with the countries biggest soap stars on The British Soap Awards 2012: The Party. Avid soap fans will get to follow Zoe and Joe as they gain unprecedented access to celebrate with the winners, commiserate with those that just missed out on glory, and reveal the gossip from the stars of our favourite shows.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 8:30PM – 10:00PM

The Sun and ITV are honored to once again broadcast A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards which will take place at London’s Imperial War Museum on Monday 19 December 2011. 

The lavish star-studded event pays tribute to the phenomenal contribution made by members of the UK’s armed forces over the course of 2011. 

The tear-jerking ceremony, now in its fourth year, will be hosted by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden. 

The awards will be judged by a panel which includes Frank Lampard, Jeremy Clarkson, Ross Kemp and Samantha Cameron. 

The winners of the eleven categories will be announced at the glittering black-tie ceremony. In 2010 the event attracted high-profile guests including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, David Beckham, Katherine Jenkins, Ant & Dec, Rio Ferdinand and Holly Willoughby. 

The event is organised by The Sun newspaper and is part of their on-going support for the UK’s armed forces, which also includes their British Press Award winning partnership with Help For Heroes which has helped the charity raise over £110m for injured servicemen and women.

The founders, coaches and organisers of a 21-year-old club for athletes with disabilities in Glasgow have jointly won the BBC Scotland Sports Unsung Hero award for 2011.

Janice Eaglesham, 53, and Ian Mirfin, 52, have helped more than 150 athletes achieve their potential at the Red Star Athletics Club at Crownpoint in Dennistoun, Glasgow, since it opened its doors in 1990.

The Cambuslang couple now progress to the Unsung Hero final as the winners for Scotland. BBC Sports Unsung Hero is one of the categories at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which will be held at MediaCityUK in Salford on 22 December.

This year’s programme will be screened live on BBC One and BBC One HD from 8pm, and broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live.

Janice, who recently retired as a sports development officer with Glasgow City Council, said: “We get as much out of running the club as the athletes do by taking part. It’s a pleasure – we have been very fortunate to have worked with so many exceptional people.”

Ian, a staff development officer with South Lanarkshire Council, added: “We have gained far more in return than we have ever invested. It’s humbling to work with these athletes and to watch them progress and achieve their goals.”

Veteran athletics coach Tommy Boyle, who has worked with many top Scottish athletes such as Tom McKean and Yvonne Murray, presented the BBC Scotland Sports Unsung Hero 2011 trophy to Janice and Ian at the club.

Tommy said: “It’s fantastic for Janice and Ian. They have inspired so many athletes to be the best they can in sport and in life.”

The club began with just one athlete, Sam Howie, who has a visual impairment. Sam, an IT resource worker from Wishaw, provided a testimony in the nomination for Janice and Ian, thanking them for the countless times they have picked him up for training sessions and for providing full support for all the national and local competitions he has run in.

Janice and Ian were nominated by Jamie Cuthbertson, who was blinded in an explosives accident while serving with the Royal Engineers.

He said: “When I moved home to Glasgow, I wanted to find some way of going back to my interest in running, but no mainstream clubs had the knowledge or understanding to help.

“By chance a friend suggested contacting Janice at Red Star Athletics Club. It was the best move I could have made as they helped me find a training partner and appropriate competition and fully supported my return to competitive running.”

Jamie, from Bearsden, who runs a consultancy to train blind people on computers, added: “The list of athletic achievements gained by the Red Star athletes includes many medal winners and record holders at national, international, world, Para Olympic and Special Olympic level.

“The whole approach within the club is ‘athlete first, disability second’ and this is entirely due to the approach taken by Janice and Ian since the club was set up.”

Ewan Angus, Head of Sport, BBC Scotland says: “Janice and Ian are worthy winners of this accolade. Their record in helping athletes at the Red Star club reach their targets over many years is first class.”

Last year’s overall winner was Lance Haggith, of, Bedford. Lance, aged 51, who impressed the judges with his dedication to basketball coaching, making him the overall winner from the 15 regional winners across the UK.

Now in its ninth year, the BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award recognises and rewards outstanding contribution by individuals at the grassroots level of local sport, who give up their time on a voluntary basis so that sport can be played and enjoyed by people throughout the UK.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Cheryl Cole, David Beckham, Gary Barlow, Ant and Dec and Gemma Arterton are among more than 100 stars who unite to celebrate Britain’s unsung heroes. 

Hosted by Carol Vorderman, the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2011 is packed with breathtaking stories of heroism and courage, uplifting and moving moments and hilarious celebrity surprises. 

And this year it is bigger than ever. 

In her first TV appearance since quitting the X Factor, Cheryl Cole flies to Afghanistan to meet our brave servicemen and women on the frontline to mark the tenth anniversary of British military operations in the war-torn country. 

HRH Prince Charles turns into Jeremy Beadle to surprise one winner who is so overwhelmed he has to comfort her. David Beckham makes a girl’s dream come true while Top Gear’s Richard Hammond swaps his supercar for a helicopter to drop in on a young winner. 

Winners range from a six-year-old cancer survivor who raised £20,000 for other kids he met on the ward to a fundraising genius who turned his personal heartbreak into a £50million charity for sick children. 

Also honoured are the heroes of this summer’s riots, a supergran who foiled an armed robbery by battering the raiders with her handbag and a young woman who put her life on the line to drag two people to safety from the path of a speeding train. 

Nominated by the public, the winners truly deserve recognition. From all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the country, their achievements are extraordinary, inspiring and a lesson to us all. 

Celebrities at the glittering dinner at London’s Grosvenor House are from the worlds of showbusiness, soaps, sport and politics. They include Harry Potter stars, James Corden, Ant and Dec, Joan Collins, One Direction, JLS, The Saturdays, Jimmy Carr and stars from Eastenders, Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing and Downton Abbey. 

Since it started in 1999, Pride of Britain has become the biggest event of its kind in the UK. It is also one of the highest-rated awards shows on British TV. Among A-listers who have taken part are Sir Paul McCartney, President Clinton, Kylie Minogue, Dame Helen Mirren and Ewan McGregor. 

Host Carol Vorderman says: “It’s always such a great pleasure hosting Pride of Britain. For me, it is the only awards show on TV that really matters because the winners are real people who could not be more deserving 

“Over the past decade, there have been so many heart-warming, inspiring stories of people who have contributed so much to this country. It’s a chance for us to celebrate Britain at its best and I’m not surprised it has become the biggest national event of its kind.” 

HRH Prince Charles, who takes part in Pride of Britain every year, says: “The Pride of Britain Awards are, I believe, a unique way to celebrate the achievements of some truly remarkable people, and hear something of their inspiring and humbling stories. 

“These marvellous awards remind all of us that, despite what one might think, throughout this country there are extraordinary people living selfless lives, showing unbelievable courage and caring for their families, neighbours and communities.” 

David Beckham says: “I’m always delighted to take part in the Pride of Britain Awards. The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children. I think the bravery and courage they show is an example to us all.” 

Simon Cowell says: “These awards are far superior to the Brits and Baftas. I genuinely believe it’s the best award ceremony of the year. It makes you realise exactly what life is about and what people have to overcome.” 

The winners are selected by a judging committee which this year includes the Olympian double gold medalist Rebecca Adlington, Victoria Cross winner Johnson Beharry, ITN newsman Mark Austin, Daybreak’s Christine Bleakley, Tess Daley and Chief Nurse Dame Christine Beasley

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Live coverage of the L’Oreal Paris National Movie Awards from London’s Wembley Arena. 

The hottest stars and biggest films come together in a movie event where who wins is down to the viewers. The most important Academy of all – the British public – decide who triumphs on the night via a massive nationwide poll. 

Categories include Movie of the Year (King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network and 127 Hours), Comedy, Fantasy, Performance and Must See Movie (upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, X-Men: First Class and The Hangover Part II). 

The L’Oreal Paris National Movie Awards is a glamour-filled evening of star-studded surprises and high-octane entertainment with exclusive performance spectaculars from the UK’s biggest bands, including a TV First from JLS ahead of their first 3D movie release Eyes Wide Open. 

The biggest date in the movie calendar, the L’Oreal Paris National Movie Awards, is back, with new host Christine Bleakley presiding over an exciting line up of A list nominees live from the mammoth Wembley Arena on Wednesday 11th May, exclusively on ITV1. 

Tickets are now on release for the spectacular ceremony, which aside from a new host and a new venue, features an exciting line up of guest performers due to be announced in the coming days. 

Celebrating the big screen’s biggest stories, the glamour filled event will see a host of stars hit the red carpet in the hope of claiming a coveted NMA. 

Now in its fourth year, past attendees have included Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Foxx and Nicole Kidman. 

Homegrown films will battle it out against the might of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters in an event whose distinctive feature is that all the awards are chosen by the biggest Academy of all…the public, via a massive nationwide poll. 

The short list of nominees certifies 2011 as a classic year for British film, with highlights including: 

Brit Successes The King’s Speech and 127 Hours challenge Black Swan and The Social Network, Brit animation smash Gnomeo & Juliet goes up against Disney’s Tangled, Brit comedy Paul takes on the might of Little Fockers 

Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy for ITV says “The National Movie Awards are the only film awards voted for by the audience and we’re delighted to be broadcasting them live on ITV1. Christine will add her own touch of style to what is already one of the most glamorous evenings of the awards calendar, making it a night not to be missed.” 

Gayle Tait L’Oreal Paris General Manager says “For the second year running, L’Oréal Paris is proud to sponsor the National Movie awards. A star studded event that is voted for by the public, which perfectly mirrors L’Oréal Paris’ passion for red-carpet glamour.” 

Barry Jenkins OBE, Chair of All Industry Marketing (AIM), said: “The UK film and cinema industry is delighted to be supporting the National Movie Awards and working with Indigo Television again this year. It’s a unique people’s choice show that celebrates today’s cinema experience, and it also gives ITV1 viewers a first-look at the wonderful line-up in cinemas this summer. This year too we’re pleased that the event is casting a spotlight on British filmmakers of today and tomorrow.” 

Note to Editor: The distinctive feature of the National Movie Awards is that all the winners are chosen by the public so it puts film fans right at the centre of the action. It’s all down to them who triumphs on the night. 


YOUR chance to be at the BIGGEST and most spectacular NMAs ever! 

Get ready for the National Movie Awards at Wembley Arena on 11th May. Join all the stars at the incredible glamour-filled event, and experience all the fun and excitement of being there in person. The NMAs will include special guest live performances. 

For exciting NMA updates visit

10:00pm Saturday, April 9 on

Another chance to see The Idiot Awards , the spoof awards show that celebrates and honours the good old-fashioned idiot.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

The biggest event in the TV calendar, the National Television Awards, returns to ITV1 on Wednesday 26th January from 7.30pm, live from the spectacular surroundings of the O2 Arena. 

TV favourite Dermot O’Leary is back to host, presiding over the best known stars and most popular shows on the small screen as they battle it out to win TV’s top awards. Dermot himself is short listed in the Most Popular Entertainment Presenter category, alongside Ant and Dec, Davina McCall and Paul O’Grady. 

The star studded ceremony is unique as the only television awards determined solely by the viewers, in a huge nationwide poll, with voting lines now open until 26th January. 

Two new male stars who made a huge impact when they burst onto our screens taking over the title roles in hit series go head to head as Doctor Who’s Matt Smith clashes with Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch in the eagerly awaited National Television Awards. 

Joining the Doctor and the Detective in the fiercely contested Drama Performance category are five-time NTA winner David Jason and Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister. 

Both Smith and Cumberbatch find themselves in a double challenge as their shows go head-to-head in the Drama category. Both face competition here from Shameless and the compelling school drama Waterloo Road. 

With Coronation Street currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary and making headlines after that tram crash, the stars of Weatherfield will be hoping to repeat last year’s NTA success with another win in the Serial Drama category. But as always EastEnders, who’ve just notched up their own 25th Anniversary, will give them a run for their money. 

As the massively popular The X Factor prepares to conquer America will it be the viewers’ choice again in the Talent Show Category? Fierce rival Strictly Come Dancing has beaten it before and could waltz off with the prize again. Simon Cowell has a second contender here with Britain’s Got Talent. Dancing on Ice completes the list of nominees. 

Get ready to make your vote count … 

You can vote for your TV favourites by phone on 0901 888 2011. Calls cost no more than 26p per minute from a BT landline plus no more than a 12p connection charge. Calls should last no longer than 6 minutes. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more. 

Or you can vote free online at 

New votes will be added to those submitted in the first round. 

VOTING CLOSES midday 26th January 2011 

Winners will be revealed at the biggest, most spectacular National Television Awards ever, LIVE from London’s O2 arena, Wednesday 26th January on ITV1. We can’t wait!

7.00pm Wednesday 17 November on BBC THREE

Some of the country’s most inspirational teenagers are rewarded and stars from the music and entertainment world applauded in the inaugural BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, with performances from chart-topping acts JLS, The Wanted, Taylor Swift and Professor Green

Here is the full list of winners from the recent British Academy Television Craft Awards ceremony, which took place at the London Hilton.

Breakthrough Talent

Ed Hime – writer (Skins)

Matt Rudge – director/producer (The Autistic Me)

Jessie Versluys – director (The Hospital/Katie: My Beautiful Face) – WINNER!

Ed Wardle – producer (Alone In The Wild)


Costume Design

Joey Attawia – An Englishman In New York

Jenny Beavan – Cranford

James Keast – Desperate Romantics

Natalie Ward – Red Riding 1974 – WINNER!


Director: Factual

Patrick Forbes – The Force – WINNER!

Annabel Gillings – How Earth Made Us (Water)

Nick Read – The Slumdog Children of Mumbai

Dan Reed – Terror In Mumbai (Dispatches)


Director: Fiction

Yann Demange – Criminal Justice

James Hawes – Enid

Philip Martin – Mo – WINNER!

Aisling Walsh – Wallander (The Fifth Woman)


Editing: Factual

Editing Team – Top Gear

Gregor Lyon – The Secret Life of the Berlin Wall – WINNER!

Jo Payne – Life (Birds)

Jay Taylor – The Slumdog Children of Mumbai (Dispatches)


Editing: Fiction

Victoria Boydell – Occupation

Kristina Hetherington – Mo – WINNER!

Andrew Hulme – Red Riding 1974

Adam Recht – A Short Stay In Switzerland

Chris Wyatt – Criminal Justice


Entertainment Production Team

The Apprentice

Britain’s Got Talent

Top Gear

The X Factor – WINNER!


Interactive Creative Contribution

Robert Marsh, Oliver Davies, Simon Brickle – The Apprentice: Predictor

The Production Team – Embarrassing Bodies/Embarrassing Bodies Live – WINNER!

Anthony Owen, Anthony Waldron, Vanessa Arden-Wood – Science Of Scams

Bigballs Films/MWorks/Hideous Productions – Who Killed Summer?


Makeup And Hair Design

Chrissie Baker – Mo – WINNER!

Lucy Cain – The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson

Lisa Cavalli-Green – Enid

Jacqueline Fowler – Red Riding 1974


Original Television Music

Adrian Johnston – Red Riding 1974

Martin Phipps – Small Island – WINNER!

Craig Pruess – Moses Jones

Richard Wells – Being Human


Photography: Factual

Camera Team – How Earth Made Us

Camera Team – Yellowstone (Winter) – WINNER!

Rod Clarke, Kevin Flay – Life (Insects)

Neil Harvey – Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain

Nick Read – The Slumdog Children of Mumbai (Dispatches)


Photography & Lighting: Fiction

Alan Almond – Desperate Romantics

David Higgs – Red Riding 1974 – WINNER!

Tony Miller – Small Island

Chris Seager – Hamlet

Lukas Strebel – Garrow’s Law

Lukas Strebel – Wallander


Production Design

Jacqueline Abrahams – Wallander

Cristina Casali – Red Riding 1974

Claire Kenny – Gracie! – WINNER!

Beth Mickle – An Englishman In New York


Sound: Factual

Paul Cowgill, Kate Hopkins, Andrew Wilson, Graham Wild – Nature’s Great Events (The Great Feast)

Chris Domaille, Graham Wild, Tim Owens, Kate Hopkins – Life (Insects)

George Foulgham, Lisa Marie McStay – Trawlermen – WINNER!

Ben Baird, Adam Wilks, Ben Lester, Merce Williams – 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers


Sound: Fiction

Paul Cotterell, Danny Hambrook, Kallis Shamaris – Red Riding 1974

Paul Hamblin, Peter Brill, Iain Eyre, Lee Walpole – Cranford

Paul Hamblin, André Schmidt, Catherine Hodgson, Bosse Persson – Wallander – WINNER!

Nigel Heath, Darren Banks, Laura Lovejoy, Rudi Buckle – Spooks



Miki Kato, Nic Benns – Misfits

Victor Martinez, Joel Wilson – Cast Offs

Mark Craste, Tim McNaughton, Freddy Mandy – BBC Winter Olympics – WINNER!

Liquid TV – Formula 1


Visual Effects

The Mill – Merlin

The Mill – Doctor Who

Alan Griffiths, Matthew Barrett, Vivek Rao – World War II In Colour

Tom Turnbull, Joel Collins, René Morel – The Day of the Triffids – WINNER!



Peter Bowker – Occupation

Heidi Thomas – Cranford

Guy Thomas – Five Minutes of Heaven – WINNER!

Writing Team – The Thick Of It


Special Award

Coronation Street Production Team


BBC Blast & BAFTA Screen Skills Award

Harriet Beaney (16, Sheffield) – Screenwriter

Jack Croker (18, Bath) – Editor

Joe Reed (18, Bath) – Composer

Sam Shetabi (19, London) – Director of Photography – WINNER!

Source: Digital Spy


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