Magazine article Screen International

British TV Leads Night at International Emmys

Magazine article Screen International

British TV Leads Night at International Emmys

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Dave mockumentary HoffThe Record and BBC1 mini-series Capital were among the winners at the 44th International Emmy awards, which recognise the best in international television programming.

British and German programmes led the evening with three Emmys each at the annual awards show, held on November 21 in New York.

Me & You Productions' HoffThe Record, which follows actor David Hasselhof as he tries to revive his career in the UK, picked up the prize for best comedy.

Meanwhile, Kudos' drama series Capital won best TV movie/mini-series. The 3 x 60-minute show is an adaptation of the John Lanchester novel and follows a diverse group of South London neighbours.

BBC1 drama Esio Trot, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, was also represented at the awards, with US actor Dustin Hoffman winning best performance by an actor for his turn as an elderly man enamoured by a neighbour in love with a pet tortoise. …

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