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BBC Scotland documentary, The Scheme, wins top prize at Bafta Scotland awards

By Hamish Mackay

November 14, 2011 | 2 min read

The controversial documentary - The Scheme, made by Friel Kean Films for BBC Scotland, lifted the Factual Series prize at the annual Bafta Scotland awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu in Glasgow last night.

The programme, which followed the life and times of a number of families on a Kilmarnock housing estate, was lambasted in some quarters as “poverty porn”.

Jayd Johnson won the TV actor or actress award for her performance in Field of Blood, adapted from the Denisa Mina book.

Peter Mullen won two awards out of four nominations for his film Neds.

The full list of winners are below:

Children’s programme:

Big City Park

Current affairs:

The Walking Wounded

Entertainment programme:

Limmy’s Show

Single documentary:

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

Factual series:

The Scheme

Live event coverage:

The Great Climb

Television drama:

Case Histories

Actor/Actress – television:

Jayd Johnson – Field of Blood

Outstanding contribution to broadcasting:

Eileen Gallagher (Shed Productions)




Fixing Luka

Short Film:

I Love Luci

Outstanding contribution for craft (in memory of Robert McCann):

David Peat

The Cineworld Audience Award for Best Scottish Film:

Fast Romance


Peter Mullan – Neds

Actor/actress – film:

James Cosmo – Donkeys


Peter Mullan – Neds

Feature Film:


Outstanding contribution to film:

Robbie Coltrane

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