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Yet BBC Three deserves recognition because despite slashed budgets, much mockery and being consigned to the digital ghetto, it has consistently punched above its weight and blazed a trail.
Last night’s six shiny baubles are vindication for the corporation’s decision to move the channel online-only last year.
King Lear was a collaboration between the Royal Exchange and Buffong’s company Talawa.
The digital recording will also be co-produced by Saffron Cherry TV in association with Lion Eyes TV.
Its comedies Fleabag and People Just Do Nothing were both double winners.
The harrowing but magnificent Murdered By My Father was crowned Best Single Drama.
Of the two comedies crowned last night, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was one of the most rapturously received homegrown shows of 2016, while pirate radio station spoof People Just Do Nothing has deservedly gathered a devoted cult following and been BAFTA-nominated. Its season about mental illness was extremely worthy, while Cherry Healey and Reggie Yates have both become engaging factual filmmakers for the channel.
It also provided the RTS bash’s standout speech, with star Asim Chaudhry (who won the Comedy Performance Award for his role as hapless Asian wideboy Chabuddy G) thanking “the RTS - Royal Tandoori Society”. This War won awards for its intimate record of everyday life for young British soldiers on the Afghanistan frontline.
King Lear: The Film will be available on i Player for a month from July 11 as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Lives digital festival.
Fiona Morris, creative director of the Space, added: “By harnessing a range of different digital platforms, we will ensure that the audiences for this powerful production continue to grow – fulfilling the Space’s ambition to bring great art to more people.” King Lear: The Film has also been supported by the British Council as part of its Shakespeare Lives programme, which aims to showcase the best of British arts to international audiences.