BAFTA today announced that programmes made by Zodiak UK companies RDF Television and IWC have been nominated for House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, which ‘reward the very best in television broadcast on British screens in 2015’.
RDF Television’s hugely successful series The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds for Channel 4 was nominated for its 5 year olds episode in the Reality and constructed factual category. IWC’s documentary drama Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom for BBC Two was nominated in the Specialist Factual category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 8th May at the Royal Festival Hall.
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds is part of the seven part series that lifts the lid on the riveting, uncensored drama of life in the nursery. Filmed over the summer, this series followed three groups of children from across the country, aged four, five and six years old, as they meet for the very first time. In The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds the children are drawing on the experience of their first year at school, these children have expanded their vocabularies, are learning how to make friends, and are beginning to get to grips with wider concepts like morality and identity.
Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom tells the extraordinary story of how Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected during the first ever major tour of a Russian ballet company to the West at the height of the Cold War and became a living legend. A dramatised documentary, it is a tale of love and betrayal, ballet and espionage; political intrigue and the triumph of artistic expression. Rudolf is performed by Bolshoi Ballet Principal Artem Ovcharenko, a dancer who shares an uncanny likeness and extraordinary identification with Nureyev, and offers a unique performance painstakingly researched.