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Date Posted: November 29, 2023

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see five local projects nominated for the 2024 Broadcast Awards.. The award ceremony will take place on 8th February  at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London.

The Finish Line, nominated for the Best Daytime Programme award, is an action-packed quiz show where knowledge equals speed as contestants battle it out to reach the finish line.  The series was made and filmed in Belfast by Potato (part of ITV Studios) and Nice One Productions for BBC One with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Lyra, the feature documentary chronicling the life of Lyra McKee—a young journalist tragically murdered in Northern Ireland in 2019—has been nominated for Best Documentary. Lyra was made by her close friend BAFTA-winning Alison Millar (Erica Starling Productions) and executively produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions and supported by Northern Ireland Screen.

Blue Lights, an original police drama created and written by Northern Ireland men Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn following three rookie police officers in Belfast, a uniquely dangerous place to be a police officer, has received a nomination for Best Drama Series. The BBC drama is produced by Stephen Wright for Two Cities Television and Louise Gallagher for Gallagher Films and supported by Northern Ireland Screen.

Wreck, the BBC Three comedy horror series following Jamie, a young man investigating his sister’s disappearance while working on a cruise ship, is in the running for the International Programme Sales awardThe series filmed on location in Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen and was produced by Euston Films. It is directed and executive produced by local man Chris Baugh (Boys from County Hell).

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland, a documentary series produced by Keo Films and Walk on Air Films , vies for the Best Documentary Series award. The series unfolds personal stories of conflict and peace, shared by those who lived through the Troubles and reflect on its legacy after 25 years.

The complete list of nominees for the 2024 Broadcast Awards can be found here.

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