Fiona Morris, creative director of the Space, added: “By harnessing a range of different digital platforms, we will ensure that the audiences for this powerful production continue to grow – fulfilling the Space’s ambition to bring great art to more people.” King Lear: The Film has also been supported by the British Council as part of its Shakespeare Lives programme, which aims to showcase the best of British arts to international audiences.o a TV channel that doesn’t exist won the Channel Of The Year prize last night.Drama has traditionally been the channel’s weakest suit, at least since the halcyon days of Bodies, Being Human, Torchwood and The Fades.Murdered By My Boyfriend and its follow-up, Murdered By My Father are rare standout successes in recent years.BBC Three has long been ridiculed - partly due to its “yoof kultcha” remit, partly due to it airing trashy reality tosh such as Snog Marry Avoid.dmittedly, lowest-common-denominator titles such as F*** Off, I’m A Hairy Woman and My Man Boobs And Me were barrel-scraping low points.Of the two comedies crowned last night, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was one of the most rapturously received homegrown shows of 2016, while pirate radio station spoof People Just Do Nothing has deservedly gathered a devoted cult following and been BAFTA-nominated. Its season about mental illness was extremely worthy, while Cherry Healey and Reggie Yates have both become engaging factual filmmakers for the channel.It also provided the RTS bash’s standout speech, with star Asim Chaudhry (who won the Comedy Performance Award for his role as hapless Asian wideboy Chabuddy G) thanking “the RTS - Royal Tandoori Society”. This War won awards for its intimate record of everyday life for young British soldiers on the Afghanistan frontline.
It also fosters innovative formats, encourages diversity and gives vital breaks to fresh talent - be it writers, directors, producers or actors.
Why would you watch the BBC’s daily coverage rather than pick and choose on i Player?
Because, amid the tedium, you get John Inverdale joyfully babbling about Bond villains This week has been a grand experiment for me. Related: Rio Olympics 2016: Team Gb aims to add to cycling gold, and athletics starts – live!
Its half-dozen haul was completed by that coveted Channel Of The Year gong.
Cue an outpouring of vitriol and bemusement on social media, with hundreds of trolls queuing up to point out that BBC Three is not a "real" channel. BC Three can’t be found in the TV listings because it doesn’t have a schedule as such.
As recent voting shocks go, this is right up there with Brexit, Trump and Ed Balls surviving so long on Strictly.