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Thursday, 14 March, 2002, 00:16 GMT
Bob and Rose lead indie awards
Bob and Rose
Bob and Rose was a hit with critics
ITV's Bob and Rose has won two key prizes at the 10th annual Indie Awards, honouring the best of independent productions.

The series, made by Red Productions, won the award for best drama and best indie programmme.

It starred Alan Davies and Lesley Sharp and was a hit with critics yet had mixed audience figures.

Banzai, made by Radar TV and RDF Media, won the award for best light entertainment programme at the awards, held at the BBC's Television Centre in London.

The awards, in 16 categories, were voted for by members of the independent producers' organisation, Pact, and presented by comedienne Jenny Eclair.

This year's judges included BBC One controller Lorraine Heggessey, Channel 4 head of entertainment and comedy Danielle Lux and Channel 5 director of programmes Kevin Lygo.

The best children's programme award also went to an ITV show - Blaze Television's SM: tv.

The new media award went to Victoria Real for creating the Big Brother website.

Last year was Big Brother's year at the Indie Awards.

The Channel 4 show won the main Indie Award for best independent production of the year, the light entertainment prize and the new media prize for its work in bringing the internet and TV together.

The winners in full:

Childrens: SM:tv Live
Archive: The Queen Mother
Factual: Faking It
Documentary: David Starkey's Henry VIII
Music and Arts: One Night With Robbie Williams
Sport: Cricket: TheAshes
Drama: Bob and Rose
Animation: Bob the Builder
Multi-channel: Ewan McGregor
Light Entertainment: Banzai
News and Current Affairs: Foot and Mouth Diary
New Media indie: Big Brother website
Global indie: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Indie: Bob and Rose
Indie-vidual award: Nicola Shindler

See also:

08 Mar 01 | Entertainment
Big Brother scores hat-trick
18 Jan 02 | TV and Radio
E4 survives its first year
06 Mar 02 | TV and Radio
Channel 5 heads for 'new direction'
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