A big night for Big Talk as the company wins two awards, including one for Best Comedy ‘Mum’, at the ceremony in London.
Big Talk Productions has been named Best Independent Production Company and brand new sitcom Mum, starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan, has been crowned Best Comedy at the Broadcast Awards 2017.
After a hugely successful year, which included the launch of critically-acclaimed Mum, the Rose d’Or-winning second series of Raised By Wolves and a long-awaited sixth series of Cold Feet, Big Talk saw off fellow nominees ITN Productions, RDF Television, Sid Gentle Films, Studio Lambert and Twofour to be recognised as the Best Independent Production Company, while Mum faced strong competition from Camping, Catastrophe, Chewing Gum, Fleabag and Murder in Successville to claim the Best Comedy prize.
The ceremony, held on Wednesday 1st February at Grosvenor House in London and hosted by Jonathan Ross, also saw nominations for the widely-praised return of Cold Feet, nominated in the Best Drama Series or Serial category and for the Timeline TV Moment of the Year Award for ‘Pete gets Drumming’.
Mum, written by Stefan Golaszewski, and which was described as a ‘subtle masterpiece’ by The Times, stars Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis, Ross Boatman, Dorothy Atkinson, Marlene Sidaway and Karl Johnson. The comedy reunited the creative team behind the BAFTA award-winning sitcom for BBC Three’s Him & Her and aired in May 2016, shortly before being recommissioned for a second series.
Big Talk Productions is one of the UK’s leading film and television production companies. It has enjoyed an exceptional output of outstanding original scripted television comedy and drama, and a track record of nurturing talent. Led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen, Managing Director Matthew Justice and Founder Nira Park, the company has expanded significantly over the last eight years. Highlights of this award-winning output include ‘Rev.’ (BBC2) and ‘Him & Her’ (BBC3) both winning the BAFTA for situation comedy in 2011 and 2014, and multi-award nominee ‘Friday Night Dinner’ (Channel 4). Big Talk continues to work with some of the most exciting voices in both the UK and the US to bring fresh, dynamic, authored stories to screen.
The Broadcast Awards recognise and reward the UK’s most groundbreaking and successful content, creators and channels.