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Winners of the BBC TWO 2002 Greenlight Awards announced

Jane Root, Controller BBC TWO, has announced the winners of the 2002 BBC TWO Greenlight Awards.

The awards, announced last night (Tuesday 10 December), are designed to further develop creative programme-making within the BBC.

Two recipients have the opportunity to receive major programming commissions and have their work shown on BBC TWO.

Part of this year's BBC Talent initiative, the BBC TWO Greenlight Awards - now in their third year - were open to programme-makers, writers and performers who had the passion to create ground-breaking television and who already had an established track record in the television industry.

Each of the finalists was invited to share their creative vision with the judging panel, who were made up of leading practitioners across documentary and entertainment.

On making the announcement Jane Root said: "Creativity is at the heart of BBC TWO, and I'm pleased to award commissions to two very original ideas that demonstrate this well."

The Documentary Greenlight Award

Awarded to Marc Issacs for Hotel Europe, a documentary about Calais. Marc's previous highly acclaimed work includes the BAFTA nominated The Lift for Channel 4 and Lifers for BBC TWO.

Panel: David Mortimer (Deputy Controller and Head of Development, General Factual, BBC); Rachel Innes-Lumsden (Head of Development, General Factual London, BBC); Todd Austin (Series Editor, Documentaries, BBC) and Jenny Abbott (Executive Producer, General Factual, BBC).

The Entertainment Greenlight Award

Awarded to Jemma Rodgers, Henry Trotter and Chris Waitt for Fur TV, an outrageous half-hour puppet sitcom. Fur TV is written and performed by Henry Trotter and Chris Waitt and produced by BAFTA award winning League of Gentlemen producer Gemma Rodgers.

Panel: Jon Plowman (Head of Comedy Entertainment, BBC); Mark Freeland (Head of Comedy Commissioning, BBC); Lucy Lumsden (Commissioning Executive, BBC Entertainment); Cheryl Taylor (Hat Trick) and Melanie Coupland (Talkback Management).

The winning programmes will be screened on BBC TWO in 2003.

Notes to Editors

Last year's BBC TWO Greenlight Awards winners -

The Documentary Greenlight Award went to Paul Woods for The Passage - an affectionate and insightful film following the lives of people united at a centre for the homeless.

The Entertainment Greenlight Award went to producer, Jon Rolph, and performers Chris Pavlo, Tracey Anne Oberman, Alex Lowe and Kim Wall for their comedy The Harringham Harker. Big news is made from small stories as Harringham's local video newsletter makes it off the page on to tv. The Harringham Harker will be broadcast on BBC TWO in January 2003.

The Drama Greenlight Award was a tie between Avie Luthra for The Village and Amanda Whittingham for Bollywood Jane. A joint development deal was given to both winners and one film will be greenlit for production.



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