Monday 14 October 2019

A Very English Scandal among contenders at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

The event will see a crop of the UK’s media select their favourite works.

Hugh Grant is among those nominated at the BPG Awards (Ian West/PA)
Hugh Grant is among those nominated at the BPG Awards (Ian West/PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

The stars of A Very English Scandal and Killing Eve will vie for the top prizes at today’s Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards.

Nominees include Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw and Benedict Cumberbatch in the best actor category.

Hit BBC drama Killing Eve has received six nods in categories including best online first or streaming, best writer for Phoebe Waller-Bridge and best drama series.

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Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is nominated in the best writer category (John Stillwell/PA)

The awards are chosen by an independent panel of critics, previewers, media correspondents and feature writers and celebrate the best of TV that is commissioned and produced in the UK.

Veteran broadcaster Nicholas Parsons will also be honoured for his decades of service to TV and radio.

Parsons, 95, has chaired BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute comedy programme since it was first broadcast in 1967.

He also hosted ITV’s Sale Of The Century for 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 45th annual BPG Awards will be held at Banking Hall in London.

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