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Three Northern Ireland projects nominated for 2020 Broadcast Awards



Date Posted: November 21, 2019

Three projects made in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen have been nominated for the prestigious Broadcast Awards. Derry Girls, Becca’s Bunch and Doing Money will battle it out on 5th February at the 2020 Broadcast Awards hosted by Harry Hill, which take place at London’s Grosvenor House.

Hat Trick Productions’ Derry Girls is up for Best Comedy Programme. The Channel 4 drama is a candid and family-centred comedy from writer Lisa McGee, set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Jam Media’s Becca’s Bunch is an animated series for Channel 5 about an adventurous little bird with a bobble hat who lives in Wagtail Woods. Becca’s Bunch is nominated in the Best Pre-School Programme category.

Renegade Picture’s Doing Money received a nod in the Best Single Drama category. Doing Money tells a shocking true story about slavery in modern Britain. This fact-based drama for BBC Two follows the heart-breaking and compelling story of Ana, a young Romanian woman snatched in broad daylight from a London street, trafficked to Ireland and used as a sex slave in a series of ‘pop up’ brothels.

The full list of nominees for the 2020 Broadcast Awards can be found here.

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