Broadcast Digital Award

Maverick TV picked up another award for Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic at the Broadcast Digital Awards.  With over 30 entries in the Best Multiplatform Project category, the judges deemed Live From The Clinic to be the strongest.

One judge summed up the project as “a landmark event in the history of multiplatform,” because of the impressive idea to use Skype at the heart of the programme.

Photograph courtsey of Broadcast.


Banff World Media Award

Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic has won the 2012 Best Cross-Platform, Non-Fiction Programme Rockie at the Banff World Media Awards.

The 33rd annual Banff World Media Festival held the Rockie Awards ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada in June.

The festival hosts the world's largest gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.

Joint executive producers Steph Harris and Dan Jones attended the festival and were delighted to collect the award. 


BAFTA Craft Award for Digital Creativity

Another brilliant win for the Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic Multiplatform team who beat the competition to scoop up the BAFTA Craft Award for Digital Creativity.

In attendance to collect the award were Dan Jones, Dr Dawn Harper, Sandra Gorel, Rich Payne, Claire McArdle, Alasdair McClure and Steph Harris.

The new series of Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic begins Tuesday 15th May at 8pm on Channel 4.


2012 International Digital Emmy Win

Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic won the prize for non-fiction at the prestigious International Digital Emmy Awards.  Our interactive Channel 4 medical series that enabled viewers to apply through the website and be seen live via Skype during transmission by Dr Christian Jessen, Dr Dawn Harper and leading specialists in the studio, scooped the award during MIPTV at the seventh annual award show on the 1st April in Cannes.

"This year's winners have masterfully woven social media into the fabric of their programs,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, who announced the winners.  "We congratulate them on their boundary-breaking."



IVCA Awards are a Triple Success

Maverick Television has won three awards at the prestigious International Visual Communications Association Awards, for its short film Luke’s World.  Produced for the Private Equity Foundation (PEF), Luke’s World wielded sizeable results in raising funds and awareness for PEF to continue their work - helping children and young people realise their potential.

Featuring seven year old Luke, whose ambitions to be a vet are unlikely to be realised because of poverty and deprivation, Luke’s World employed Maverick’s distinctive brand of storytelling to deliver a powerful and evocative message about life for many children living in poverty in the UK, and highlighted to great effect the work of PEF.

Luke’s World was awarded the Gold Award for Best Charity and Not for Profit Communications, the Silver Award for Best Film and the prestigious Grand Prix for the most outstanding work submitted.



Medilink UK Award Winners

Last night, NHS local picked up the prestigious Partnership with the NHS Award at the Medilink UK Awards 2012. 

Having previously won the Medilink West Midlands Healthcare Business Award 2011, Maverick TV went on the represent the region at the UK-wide event.  The ceremony was held as part of the BioWales Gala Dinner, with an audience of 500 leading professionals from the Life Sciences sector, UK government, research institutes and overseas organisations. 

Maverick TV faced strong competition in their category but were announced the winners due to their successful collaboration with the NHS, from NHS Local, Embarrassing Bodies and Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic, to Embarrassing Bodies online (namely My Health Checker Online and My Video Doctor) which impact on patient care and health outcomes hugely.

NHS local offers a range of digital health services which are dedicated to supporting people to improve their health related behaviours.  These services are understandable and accessible by all sorts of people.  This win is a clear demonstration of the commitment and relationships that NHS local has forged with the NHS since its launch, which have proved essential in the delivery of an innovative and effective digital health service for staff and patients.  


Medilink West Midlands Healthcare Business Award 2011

Pioneering health programming and outstanding digital output ensured Maverick TV and NHS Local scooped the Midlands Healthcare Business Award for Partnership working between Industry, the NHS and Academia. 

Maverick TV and NHS Local’s focus on health media has struck a chord with the public - both the TV viewers and online users - helping the public become more aware of their health and lifestyle.

Over 200 firms attended the awards ceremony on Thursday, November 3rd which followed a debate on the future of the healthcare market and how collaboration can continue.

Jonnie Turpie, Maverick TV’s digital media director said, “It is great to be recognised for all the good work the team has done delivering innovative, valuable and effective digital health services.”

Maverick TV will now go on to represent the West Midlands region on the national stage at the Medilink UK Awards in 2012.


Sectioned shortlisted for prestigious Grierson Award

Sectioned - a single 60 minute documentary first shown on BBC Four - followed three people who had been sectioned on their journey through the mental health system.  Maverick TV had unprecedented access to one of the largest mental health trusts in the UK, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, to follow the lives of manic depressive Andrew and paranoid schizophrenics Richard and Anthony as they battled to regain control of their lives; bringing into sharp focus the enormous challenges faced by patients and staff alike.

Sectioned has gone through to the next round of judging in the Grierson Awards 2011.  Four nominations will be chosen and the winner will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on 1st November 2011.


Embarrassing Bodies up for Awards

Embarrassing Bodies is shortlisted in the Best Factual Entertainment Show category at the TV Choice Awards (chosen by the public), and the Embarrassing Bodies website is nominated for Heath Website of the Year at the Medical Journalism Awards (chosen by medical journalists)


The Model Agency Wins Award

The Model Agency - starring Carole White and her team of model bookers - picked up the gong for Most Inspiring TV Show at the Reality TV Awards last night (6th July 2011), beating stiff competition from Jamie Oliver’s Dream School and Katie: My Beautiful Friends, as voted for by the public