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Awards and accolades
Panorama is regularly awarded with the British television industry's top awards - the RTS and BAFTA.

We have also won prestigious international honours - including an Emmy, the George Peabody award, and the Monte Carlo awards. Read details of our recent awards here.

2005: The New Killing Fields

In addition to picking up a RTS and a Peabody award as part of BBC One's overall coverage of the Darfur Crisis in Sudan, "The New Killing Fields" also won two other awards in its own right. Produced by Darren Kemp and reported by Hilary Andersson the film picked up the Best Television Documentary prize at the Amnesty International Media Awards and was also named Current Affairs Film of the Year at the Banff International Television Festival.

2005 RTS Awards

A Fight to the Death

John Ware, Mike Rudin and a big team from Panorama won Home Current Affairs for "A Fight To The Death" on the eve of the Hutton report, a factual account of the fight between the government and the BBC and some of the events surrounding it, described by the judges as

"... a brilliant programme, a tour de force tackling the biggest and most difficult story of the year. It combined meticulous investigative reporting with an original approach and the drama intercut with reality was both bold and effective."

Miracle baby and Darfur

Panorama's Sarah Barclay won "Specialist Journalist" at the awards for her work on "Miracle baby grows up". There were also awards for camera operator Fred Scott, who shot Panorama's "The new killing fields" and "The killers", as well as for Hilary Andersson and Darren Kemp, for their contribution to the BBC One coverage of the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

2004: BAFTA Cymru - Fair Cops

Panorama's investigation into the failings of murder investigations in South Wales has won an prize at the BAFTA Cymru awards.

The programme, which also raised questions about the notorious 1999 Clydach murders, won the best current affairs category.

The 45 minute film, which was broadcast in November 2003, examined South Wales Police's record in a string of high profile recent murder cases, which has resulted in 11 people being wrongly jailed for murder - and later freed - since the mid 1980s.

The programme also investigated the 1999 killings of Mandy Power, her two young daughters and grandmother, highlighting disturbing questions over the way the police investigation was carried out.

2004: RTS awards - In the Line of Fire

Panorama has won a prize in the prestigious Royal Television Society awards.

In the Line of Fire, a documentary presented by John Simpson and produced by Tom Giles, won the "International Current Affairs" award.

The 75 minute special, broadcast in November 2003, told the story of a friendly fire incident during the Iraq war which claimed the life of BBC translator and left reporter John Simpson with shrapnel wounds.

The judges' citation said: "From a strong field featuring much high quality - and frequently brave - reportage and telling investigative journalism, one programme stood out as the unanimous choice of the judges in this category.

"This was the start of a truly shocking event in which the reporter and his team became directly involved. They had presence of mind to record all that went on around them and captured disturbing and memorable footage.

"This was crafted into a fine documentary film showing the ghastly reality of modern warfare and its aftermath in moving human terms."

Panorama had also received a nomination in the "Home Current Affairs" category with a documentary about the anti-depressant Seroxat, called Emails from the Edge.

2003: The Secrets of Seroxat

Panorama's two investigations into the safety of the anti-depressant Seroxat have won an award at the Mental Health Media Awards 2003.

The Secrets of Seroxat and the follow up programme Seroxat: Emails from the Edge were awarded a Special Commendation for the public impact that the film had managed to achieve.

The two programmes had been recognised as one single body of work as they were related to each other and covered the same subject.

The judges described the programme of having "exposed the research and marketing methods used by the industry to a mass audience."

They also said it was "Investigative, challenging and well-constructed" and that "Panorama showed just how powerful the voice of mental health service users and survivors can be, and how broadcasters can both reach and touch the lives of the wider public."

Panorama reporter Shelley Jofre was particularly commended for her dogged and persistent questioning of GlaxoSmithKline.

2003: Fiddling the figures

Panorama reporter Sarah Barclay was a runner up in the Broadcast section of the 2003 Medical Journalism Awards.

She was nominated for her film "Fiddling the Figures" which uncovered disturbing evidence about what some hospitals are doing to achieve the government's National Health Service targets.

The citation said: "This was a very important but difficult story to tell and one which uncovered a huge amount of evidence about hospital waiting lists."

2003: A Licence to Murder

Panorama's investigation into collusion between the British intelligence services and loyalist death squads in Northern Ireland was honoured by Amnesty International.

The two part documentary A Licence to Murder, won the TV documentary award in the 2003 Amnesty International UK Media Awards.

Reporter John Ware uncovered the role of Military Intelligence and RUC Special Branch officers in one of the most brutal and controversial murders of the "troubles": that of Belfast solicitor, Patrick Finucane.

2003: Corruption in Racing

Panorama's expose into corruption in horse racing won a prestigious Royal Television Society award. The programme was given the RTS Home Current Affairs award.

The BBC had had to fight two High Court actions to get the controversial film broadcast and it caused quite a stir, leading to the resignation of the Jockey Club's Head of Security, Jeremy Phipps.

2002: Outstanding Public Service in Broadcasting

Panorama was awarded a special award from the Voice of the Listener and Viewer. The VLV 2001 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting took place in March 2002.

All awards are nominated and selected by listeners and viewers rather than professional peers.

2002: Jeffrey Archer: A Life of Lies

Panorama's special programme on the trial of Jeffrey Archer won a major award at the Royal Television Society Awards in February 2002.

Produced by Terry Tyldesley, it was the winner of the Home Current Affairs category. The programme was aired on 19 July 2001 to coincide with the Archer trial verdict: guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Reporter Michael Crick had observed the politician and novelist for many years, and his film featured comments from characters who had so far remained silent.

2001: The Accused

Fergal Keane and Aidan Laverty jointly won the TV Story of the Year Award for their revealing BBC1 Panorama programme The Accused.

The investigation focused on the role of Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the Sabra and Shatilla massacres of Palestinian refugees in the Lebanon in 1982.

2001: Condition Red

Panorama won the Broadcasting section of the Medical Journalism Awards 2001, for Condition Red. The programme was broadcast in March, the reporter was Vivian White, the producer was Rabinder Minhas.

The Judges comments included this: "In some ways it was more like an episode of Casualty than an edition of Panorama, and yet it also constructed a compelling argument which sought to explain why the system was failing to deliver."



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