Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (ITV) has been shortlisted for best single drama in this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards.
The single film about legendary comedian Tommy Cooper, written by Simon Nye (How Do You Want Me, Men Behaving Badly) and starring David Threlfall (Shameless, Nowhere Boy) as Tommy is nominated alongside Marvellous (BBC Two), A Poet In New York (BBC Two) and Murdered By My Boyfriend (BBC Three).
This is the second award nomination for the film, Iain Erskine was also nominated for best Editing in this year’s RTS Craft and Design awards.
The BPG awards – given only for work commissioned in the UK – are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers. The 41st annual awards lunch, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday March 13th 2015, will be attended by the winners, BPG members and leading broadcasting executives.