‘The Great British Bake Off’ wins best TV series with ‘The Perfect Match’ – BBC News
UK TV series The Great British Bakoff has been named the best TV show of the year.
BBC News named the programme as the best in a category of programmes about people and places that is considered by many viewers to be a vital part of the BBC.
The programme, based on the popular children’s book series, has become a worldwide phenomenon and a staple of television viewing.
The show has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of best children’s programme, the first time it has won such an award.
The series is the latest programme to win the prize, which was created in 2000 by the National Foundation for the Arts, with the support of the Arts Council.
The BBC will present the programme in its 50th anniversary year at the Cheltenham Television Festival.
BBC presenter Jonathan Ross, who is also executive producer of the series, said: “This year’s accolade is not only a tribute to the outstanding work of the programme’s original creators, but also a tribute both to the incredible talent of the cast and crew, the incredible creativity and imagination of the production team and to the creative talent of all of the judges, all of whom have been the inspiration for this season’s winner.”
The programme won the award for best childrens programme in the UK.
BBC Northern Ireland director general David Humphreys said: We are delighted to welcome The Great Britain Bakoff to the Royal British Legion’s Golden Jubilee programme. “
We know that children love to explore their imagination and make the best of what they have, so this award recognises the fact that these imaginative people and the amazing work they have done is a great asset to the BBC and the nation.”
BBC Northern Ireland director general David Humphreys said: We are delighted to welcome The Great Britain Bakoff to the Royal British Legion’s Golden Jubilee programme.
“This show is a testament to the power of children’s storytelling and we are delighted that this award will help raise funds to support Northern Ireland’s ongoing programme of independent, community-led journalism.”
The Great Bake Off will be screened in cinemas and on television on May 22.
For more information, visit the BBC website.