THE MISSING CHILDREN WINS BAFTA TELEVISION AWARD

Nevision and True Vision’s documentary picks up accolade for best Specialist Factual

9 May 2022. Nevision and True Vision’s documentary on the Irish mother and baby home scandal The Missing Children has won the coveted award for Specialist Factual at this year’s high-profile BAFTA Television Awards. This follows hot on the heels of the Current Affairs – International award for the documentary at the RTS Television Journalism awards. 

Commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV in association with Topic in the US and Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ, The Missing Children focuses on the notorious institution in Tuam Ireland, run by the Bon Secours nuns, where 796 children born to unwed mothers disappeared and where bodies of some of these children were later found in a sewage tank. Hundreds of children died of neglect or were adopted, often illegally. The powerful documentary tells the story of survivors and families uncovering the truth. 

The Missing Children is directed by Tanya Stephan and produced by True Vision’s Brian Woods and Nevision’s Creative Director, Factual, Anne Morrison. 

Abacus Media Rights has global rights to The Missing Children which is available as either a feature documentary or 3 x 45’ series. 

For further information, please contact DDA 

Janet Balmforth Tel: + 44 (0) 7748 185 656 or email janet.balmforth@ddapr.com

About Nevision

Nevision is a UK-based independent international production company that originates, produces and facilitates content creation, nurturing projects from inception to exploitation.

The company currently has a broad slate of projects in active development and production across all genres including scripted, factual and kids and family, working with world-leading producers, distributors and platforms.

In addition to its own production slate, Nevision has a US operation, Nevision Inc. with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Nevision also has a sister Scandinavian production company, Nevis Productions, with offices in Copenhagen and Stockholm.

About True Vision

True Vision was founded by Brian Woods in 1995 to produce television that makes a difference.  It has been described by The Guardian as “the country’s best, most committed documentary maker”. Films made by the company have been nominated for BAFTA awards in 9 out of the last 10 years – including in 2020 when both The Family Secret and Growing Up Poor were nominated.

BAFTA winning films the company has made include My Son the Jihadi, Evicted, Orphans of Nkandla, China’s Stolen Children, Chosen and Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children. In addition the company has won several Emmies, 3 Peabodies, and numerous other international awards.

True Vision has a particularly strong record in giving a voice to children and others who are all too often sidelined.  It also has considerable experience in working with the police such as following the 3-year-long investigation into the murder of Peter Farqhar, which the company made into a feature length documentary for Channel Four, and is now co-producing as a drama serial for BBC ONE.