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National Treasure - Scripted Format

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Synopsis

Written by Jack Thorne, National Treasure is a bold and poignant look at the disturbing prevalence of sexual abuse at the hands of privileged public figures, picking over the impact such historic charges have upon those on each side of the courtroom. Told from multiple perspectives, it forces us to confront what is required of a marriage, a parent, a child and of a friend.
Paul is something of a national treasure, a popular comedian whose adulation has seen him firmly engrained into the national conscious. He is a star of fading relevance but enduring popularity, the less successful half of a once beloved comedy double-act, famed and oft-quoted by fans for their witty and timeless catchphrases. As he settles into the twilight years of his life, a destructive allegation shakes him and his family to their core.

Durations

60 min - 4 scripts available

Genre

Drama

Broadcaster(s)

Channel 4

Awards

Roma Fiction Fest 2016 - Best Actor for Robbie Coltrane (winner)

Roma Fiction Fest 2016 - Special Jury Award (winner)

C21 Drama Awards 2016 - Best Female Performance in a Drama Series (Julie Waters) (nomination)

C21 Drama Awards 2016 - Best Male Performance in a Drama Series (Robbie Coltrane) (nomination)

FIPA Awards 2017 - Best Screenplay Jack Thorne (winner)

FIPA Awards 2017 - Best Original Music (winner)

Royal Television Society Awards 2017 - Female Actor for Julie Waters (nomination)

Royal Television Society Awards 2017 - Male Actor for Robbie Coltrane (winner)

Royal Television Society Awards 2017 - Drama Writer for Jack Thorne (nomination)

Royal Television Society Awards 2017 - Mini Series (winner)

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2017 - Best Actor for Robbie Coltrane (winner)

Televisual Bulldog Awards 2017 - Best One Off or Serial (nomination)

BAFTA TV Awards 2017 - Best Leading Actor for Robbie Coltrane (nomination)

BAFTA TV Awards 2017 - Best Mini Series (winner)

Peabody Awards 2017 - Entertainment (winner)

Golden Nymph Awards 2017 - Best Long Fiction Programme (nomination)
Golden Nymph Awards 2017 - Outstanding Actor for Robbie Coltrane (win)
Golden Nymph Awards 2017 - Outstanding Actress for Julie Walters (nomination)

TV Bulldog Awards 2017 - Best Drama Serial (nomination)

BAFTA Craft Awards 2017 - Best Director for Marc Munden (winner)

BAFTA Craft Awards 2017 - Best Editing (nomination)

BAFTA Craft Awards 2017 - Best Original Music (winner)

BAFTA Craft Awards 2017 - Best Photography and Lighting (nomination)

Edinburgh TV Awards 2017 - New Programme of the Year (winner)

TV Choice Awards 2017 - Best New Drama (nomination)

TV Choice Awards 2017 - Best Actress for Julie Walters (nomination)

TV Choice Awards 2017 - Best Actor for Robbie Coltrane (nomination)

Broadcast Awards 2018 - Best Drama Series or Serial (Nomination)

Broadcast Awards 2018 - Best International Program Sales (Nomination)

Credit Line

The Forge for Channel 4, UK