From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

Springwatch wins a BAFTA for live event

On Sunday evening, BAFTA announced that the Live Event Award went to Springwatch 2020.

Gillian Burke presenting from Cornwall. © BBC Springwatch
Published: June 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm
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Announced by actress Canadian-American Catherine O'Hara (who recently played Moira Rose in the award-winning comedy series, Schitt's Creek), the Live Event of the BAFTAs was awarded to Springwatch 2020.


Presenter Chris Packham accepted the award via video on behalf of the production team.

The Springwatch team faced a difficult challenge in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions they had to tackle. But the programme proved to be one of the most popular yet, with thousands of people praising the adaptations that the team had made in order to bring Springwatch to our TVs.

Springwatch presenters. © Jo Charlesworth/BBC
Springwatch presenters. © Jo Charlesworth/BBC

Springwatch is airing on BBC Two until Friday 11 June, with presenter Michaela Strachan rejoining the presenting team.

This year, the presenters are based at three different locations.

Chris and Michaela are based at Wild Ken Hill, a rewilding and regenerative agriculture project in west Norfolk with wetlands, farmland and woodland, and home to some newly introduced beavers.

Gillian is presenting from WWT Castle Espie, which is Northern Ireland’s only marine nature reserve, and is in the Highlands of Scotland, Iolo is at Alladale Wilderness Reserve.


Main image: Gillian Burke presenting from Cornwall. © BBC Springwatch


Megan ShersbyEditorial and digital co-ordinator at BBC Wildlife Magazine, and

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