Press Release

Beryl Vertue OBE awarded Harvey Lee Award

2 Apr 2012

Hartswood Films Chairman Beryl Vertue, OBE, has been recognised at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for services to the Broadcasting Industry.

The 38th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, voted for by those who write about TV and radio were presented at a lunch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The award – which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year – has previously been won by Michael Grade, Greg Dyke and Sir David Frost amongst many other industry figures and has been presented by Harvey’s wife Marilyn every year since its inception.

The award is in recognition of Beryl’s long and prolific career in television from selling the first UK comedy formats to the US to a successful career as an independent producer on shows such as Men Behaving Badly, Coupling and the international hit Sherlock.

The BPG awards were presented on Friday 30th March at a lunch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with the ceremony attended by the winners and leading broadcasting executives.

Beryl Vertue said: “It is such an honour to receive this award and to be in such illustrious company.  I’ve enjoyed every moment of my career in comedy and drama and for this to be recognised is a fantastic added bonus!”

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