Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Samira Ahmed wins broadcasting award after BBC equal pay victory

Samira Ahmed was named audio broadcaster of the year (Ian West/PA)
Samira Ahmed was named audio broadcaster of the year (Ian West/PA)

Samira Ahmed has won an award for audio broadcaster of the year, months after claiming victory in her sex discrimination equal pay claim against the BBC.

The Front Row presenter beat Radio 4’s Paddy O’Connell, podcaster George The Poet, and radio DJs Roman Kemp and Dave Berry to the prize at the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) awards on Friday.

A London employment tribunal found in January that Ahmed should have been paid the same as fellow presenter Jeremy Vine for their work on Newswatch and Points Of View respectively.

Graham Norton Show – London
Stephen Graham (David Parry/PA)

Stephen Graham and Glenda Jackson were also among the winners at the 46th annual awards.

Graham scooped best actor for his performances in three dramas – Line Of Duty series five and A Christmas Carol on BBC One, and Shane Meadows’s The Virtues on Channel 4.

Double Oscar winner Jackson, 83, was named best actress for her turn as a dementia sufferer in Elizabeth Is Missing – her first TV role in more than 25 years.

Series two of Fleabag secured the gong for best comedy, with three times as many votes as the runner-up.

Elsewhere, director Michael Apted was awarded the BPG jury prize for the Up Series, The Virtues was named best single drama or mini-series and Chernobyl won best drama series.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge comments
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Matt Crossick/PA)

Moira Stuart received the Harvey Lee award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

The gong, which was announced ahead of the ceremony, recognises her five decades in broadcasting.

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa won the breakthrough award for his part in the Netflix drama.

BPG chairman Jake Kanter said: “I’m proud to say that, for the second year in a row, a record number of votes were cast for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, which is testament to the enduring qualities of the BPG and the continued vibrancy of British television. Congratulations to all the winners.”

The awards are voted for by journalists who write about television and radio, and the winners were announced during a ceremony at Banking Hall, central London.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]