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24 September 2014
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Triple triumph for BBC at 30th International Emmy Awards

The BBC has won three prestigious International Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

The awards, presented last night, honour excellence in international television programming.

Homegrown BBC programmes picked up three of the seven awards.

The winners included BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson and BBC cameraman Joe Phua's report for BBC News on the fall of Kabul.

Comedy success, The Kumars at Number 42, shared the top award for best Popular Arts.

And CBBC's Stig of The Dump series proved a hit with the Emmy judges as well as younger viewers, reaping the top award in the Children and Young People category.

The Sunday teatime BBC ONE series, based on Clive King's novel, starred Geoffrey Palmer, Phyllida Law, Johnny Vegas and Lisa Coleman.

Also nominated was BBC TWO's Perfect Strangers, Stephen Poliakoff's darkly comic tale starring Sir Michael Gambon.

Jana Bennett, BBC Director of Television, said: "I'm delighted that these programmes have been honoured in such prestigious awards. It is a credit to all involved.

"This demonstrates the wide range of quality UK production from the BBC; from powerful coverage of international events to ground-breaking new comedy and original children's drama."



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