Black Ops wins at Broadcast Awards 2024

Friday 9th February 2024, 8:26am

Black Ops. Image shows left to right: Kay (Hammed Animashaun), Dom (Gbemisola Ikumelo)

The winners of the Broadcast Awards 2024 have been announced.

New BBC One comedy Black Ops, which stars Gbemisola Ikumelo and Hammed Animashaun, was named Best Comedy Programme.

The awards noted: "With a tight comedy production schedule offering little time for experimentation, the challenge for BBC Studios Comedy Productions was to celebrate and capture the improvisational energy of the two young leads, while also hitting big emotional story beats and keeping the comedy culturally accurate and consistently funny."

The judges concluded that the show's producers had succeeded, showcasing "genuinely funny performances that seamlessly mix clever improv with realistic drama".

One judge praised Black Ops as a show that "combines big laughs with a genuinely engaging plot", adding: "The two central performers have real funny bones. Black Ops was totally addictive to watch."

The shortlist had also featured Changing Ends, Dreaming Whilst Black, Everyone Else Burns, The Change and Juice. The latter received a highly commended nod from the judges.

Elsewhere in the awards, Dreaming Whilst Black won in the International Programme Sales category, whilst quiz show The 1% Club fronted by Lee Mack came out top in the Entertainment Programme shortlist.

Russell Brand: In Plain Sight, the documentary that brought allegations of rape and sexual assault to public attention, was named Best Current Affairs Programme.

Meanwhile the David Beckham focused special of Joe Lycett's Got Your Back was awarded a winner trophy in the Best Popular Factual Programme category.

Lycett was praised by one judge for covering a serious topic "with a skilled balance of comedy", and for "cleverly crafting a brave viral moment to show what it truly means to support the LGBTQ+ community rather than just say you do".

Elsewhere in the awards, finance expert Martin Lewis was given a special recognition, Happy Valley took the drama prize and Logan Roy's death in Succession was named TV Moment of the Year. The full list of results can be seen on

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