triumph for BBC at 30th International Emmy Awards
BBC has won three prestigious International Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
awards, presented last night, honour excellence in international
BBC programmes picked up three of the seven awards.
winners included BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson and BBC cameraman
Joe Phua's report for BBC News on the fall of Kabul.
success, The Kumars at Number 42, shared the top award for best
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
Sunday teatime BBC ONE series, based on Clive King's novel, starred
Geoffrey Palmer, Phyllida Law, Johnny Vegas and Lisa Coleman.
nominated was BBC TWO's Perfect Strangers, Stephen Poliakoff's darkly
comic tale starring Sir Michael Gambon.
Bennett, BBC Director of Television, said: "I'm delighted that
these programmes have been honoured in such prestigious awards.
is a credit to all involved.
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."