We did it! Team Chalkboard is over the moon to have picked up the 'Best Daytime Programme' award for ‘Murder, Mystery and My Family’, at the 2019 Broadcast Awards in London.
"An emotional, must-watch show", and "a fascinating peek into complex personal histories” - the format of our BBC daytime series certainly captivated the judges - so much so that we were lucky enough to pip the competition to take home the gong during the Broadcast Awards' final ceremony.
With the heart of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and the investigative rigour of 'Making A Murderer.', series 1 drew a peak audience of 2.4 million. The judges further called it “a brave commission that paid off”.
Each of out 10-part episodes follows a relative of a deceased person convicted of a crime, as they try to prove their family member’s innocence, all using modern evidence-gathering techniques. A pair of QCs - one for the defence and one for the prosecution - then present their findings to a retired High Court judge, who rules on whether there was a miscarriage of justice.
They judges further commended “the new twist on crime” and for mixing “historical stories with an impressive present-day reveal”, while praising BBC Daytime for backing the audience to stick with the complex and involved storylines.
Murder, Mystery and My Family returns to screens in 2019, with series 2 and 3 currently in production.>