MY FAMILY NAMED MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAMME AT NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2003
Picks up second major award voted for by British public
(London November 3, 2003) Following hot on the heels of its TV Quick Award win,
leading independent production and distribution company DLT Entertainment has
won the coveted Most Popular Comedy Programme award for My Family at this years’ prestigious
National Television Awards.
Entertainment picked up the much sought-after award at a glittering ceremony
held on 28 October, beating off stiff competition from comedy shows including
Friends, Cold Feet and long-running series Last of the Summer Wine. The National
Television Awards are considered one of the most important in the UK’s awards
calendar as they are voted for by the British TV viewing public and are attended
by the cream of British acting talent and celebrity.
My Family is the UK’s favourite
sitcom, and the BBC’s most successful home-grown hit of recent years. During the
broadcast of its fourth season, which ended in August this year, it regularly
attracted a 35% share with an audience of nine million in a Friday night
primetime slot on BBC One. DLT Entertainment has also been commissioned by the
BBC to produce brand new episodes for transmission next year and has recently
sold the format rights to Germany and Poland.
Produced by DLT Entertainment UK in
association with Rude Boy Productions for BBC ONE, My Family is created by Fred Barron,
written by a team of writers and stars highly acclaimed actors Robert Lindsay
and Zöe Wanamaker.
My Family focuses on the life of Ben
Harper, a moderately successful family man and dentist. He is also undergoing a
mid-life crisis and trying to cope with the bizarre reality of raising his
three, very different, teenage children.
Donald Taffner Jr, Vice President DLT
Entertainment says: ”It is great that My Family is winning the accolades
its deserves and we are delighted that it has won a second major award.
Producing a show which appeals to a wide audience continues to be our priority
so it is particularly rewarding to have won an award voted for by the public. We
are looking forward to starting production on the new series I the UK and
working with broadcasters in Germany and Poland on their local versions”
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Notes to Editors:
DLT Entertainment Ltd. is a New York and
London based company engaged in every aspect of television distribution and
production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as stage production
in the US and in the UK.
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