VLV Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting 2012


James Naughtie, Jon Snow, Dan Snow and Sandi Toksvig pick up awards
Now in their 21st year the Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting are always especially valued by their recipients.    

As  VLV Chairman Colin Browne says " Each year, our winners tell us how important it is to them that these awards come from a discerning and committed consumer audience. Our members are passionate about quality in radio and television, and this is fully reflected in the outstanding winners for this year.’

On Wednesday 24 April 2013 the VLV Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting were presented by Sandi Toksvig, standing in for Jon Sopel, whose flight from the Middle East had been delayed, at a ceremony during VLV's Spring Conference at the Geological Society in London.

Everyone was especially delighted that Andrew Marr was able to come and collect the award for Best Radio Programme for Start the Week.  

The full list of awards is:

VLV Awards (nominated and voted for by VLV members only)

Best Radio Programme: Start the Week  BBC Radio 4

Best New Radio Programme: The Listening Project, BBC Radio 4

Best individual contribution to Radio:  James Naughtie

Best TV Programme: Great British Train Journeys BBC Two

Best New Television Programme: The Secret History of our Streets  BBC Two

Best Individual Contribution to Television:  Jon Snow


VLV Special Awards (in the gift of the Board of VLV and the Voice of the Listener Trust)

The VLV Naomi Sargant Award:  Dan Snow

The VLV Multiplatform Award: BBC Olympics London 2012

The VLV Robert Radio Special Award (in the gift of Roberts Radio)   Sandi Toksvig


VLV gave the VLV Multiplatform Award which recognises a programme or series which utilises the best elements of the various platforms now available to broadcasters. The VLV Board and Voice of the Listener Trustees have selected the BBC's Olympic London 2012 coverage, marking their outstanding programmes, and innovative and unprecedented use of all means possible for viewers and listeners to enjoy and feel part of the Olympic Games.   

The VLV Naomi Sargant Educational Award is also in the gift of the Trustees and Board. Naomi was a distinguished adult educator who believed passionately in life-long learning.  She was Vice Chancellor of the Open University and Channel 4’s first commissioning editor for educational programmes.  A former Trustee of the Voice of the Listener Trust, she recognised how television could be used to promote adult education and she ensured that VLV became actively involved in adult education and media literacy.  This year the award went to Dan Snow reflecting his contribution to the current golden era of history programmes which our awards have marked this year.

The VLV Roberts Radio Award was won this year by well known broadcaster Sandi Toksvig. 

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