Harry Hill will host the 2019 Broadcast Awards, which take place at London’s Grosvenor Hotel on 6 February 2019.

BBC1 is to battle its PSB rivals as it seeks to retain its crown as Broadcast’s Channel of the Year. It is up against sister channels BBC2 and BBC3, as well as ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, for the title at the Broadcast Awards 2019.

The Best Independent Production Company shortlist pits Bodyguard producer World Productions against fellow scripted indies Sid Gentle Films and The Forge, plus unscripted producers CPL Productions, Fulwell 73 and Spun Gold.

Best Independent Production Company

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CPL Productions

The Forge

Fulwell 73

Sid Gentle Films

Spun Gold

World Productions

Best Popular Factual Programme

Celebrity Hunted
Shine Television for Channel 4

Gogglebox Series 11
Studio Lambert for Channel 4

The £1 Houses: Britain’s Cheapest Street
Topical Television for Channel 4

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Rumpus Media for BBC Two

The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night
Spun Gold for ITV

The Repair Shop
Ricochet for BBC Two