of the BBC TWO 2002 Greenlight Awards announced
Root, Controller BBC TWO, has announced the winners of the 2002
BBC TWO Greenlight Awards.
awards, announced last night (Tuesday 10 December), are designed
to further develop creative programme-making within the BBC.
recipients have the opportunity to receive major programming commissions
and have their work shown on BBC TWO.
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
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.
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."
Documentary Greenlight Award
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.
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).
Entertainment Greenlight Award
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.
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
winning programmes will be screened on BBC TWO in 2003.
year's BBC TWO Greenlight Awards winners -
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.
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.
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.