Hat-trick of Awards for DCD Rights

2 February 2010

DCD Rights is delighted to announce that three of its most high profile programmes have won top international awards, including BAFTA and UK National TV Award:

Stephen Fry In America (6 x 60’) – won Best Star Travel Documentary at the National TV Awards 2010 on January 21, the most coveted TV award in the UK voted by the public, and as such the truest indication of the popular appeal of the series. Produced for BBC One the hit series follows Stephen Fry as he travels around the United States in a black cab to discover, in his own inimitable style, what makes the country unique. This is a further coup for the series which has also been a hit in international television sales, selling to over 97 territories, along with best selling book and DVD.

Land Girls (5 x 45’) – won a Broadcast Award last week for Best Daytime Programme. Produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC1 to much critical acclaim at the end of 2009, the drama series follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four ‘Land Girls’ set during WWII.

Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab (26 x 30’) – last but not least Richard Hammond won the Best Presenter Award for Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab at the BAFTA Children’s Awards on 30 November 2009. The first 26 x 30’ series of the science gameshow have proved a huge ratings and sales success in the UK and beyond and 26 new episodes have just completed production, for broadcast on CBBC/BBC2 from 2010, taking the series to a total of 52 episodes sold by DCD Rights.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights said: “We congratulate our brilliant producers for such fantastic achievements and are proud to represent some of best talent out there. These latest awards truly demonstrate the quality and popular appeal of our catalogue across genres as varied as drama, factual and children’s programming”.