Great news!!

3rd Feb 2011

Just a quick blog before I head out for more acupuncture.

I just wanted to share my surprising and good news with you all…Last night, ‘Climbing Great Buildings’ won ‘Best Daytime TV programme’ at the media industry Broadcast Awards! This was a competitive category and to be honest we all felt pretty chuffed to have been short listed for it and then we went and won it. To say we were all over the moon would be an understatement, when they read out our programmes’ name as the winner; we all jumped 10 feet in the air and screamed. It really was a fantastic moment and I’m so glad I was there to experience it. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to head down for the award ceremony but at the last minute managed to sort it.

There were five of us there to receive the award; myself and Jonathan, then Emma (Exec producer ITN), Adam (Series producer) and Kate (Production manager) and we all bundled up onto the stage to collect it in a daze (well that’s how it felt for me anyway!). I don’t think any of us were expecting to win, it really felt like a David and Goliath situation but for my part I was just happy to be there and experience something new. So to win the award really was the icing on the cake and says a lot about the hard work the whole team put into the series. It really did dominate our lives for a while and everyone gave 100%, so to have the industry say “yeah, we thought it was pretty good”, is quite cool.

Consequently, I am walking round with a big grin on my face today and still can’t quite believe it.

Congrats to everyone who worked on the show, I hope you are all as pleased as I am.