THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS
The eighth annual SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS took place at London's Savoy Hotel in
Some of the UK's most creative and popular artists were honoured in front of
a star-studded audience.
THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS were started by The South Bank Show's editor and
presenter Melvyn Bragg, and grow in stature every year.
There are now twelve categories from opera to popular music, literature to
cinema and visual arts.
Winner • In This World – Released in March 2003. Written by Tony
Grisoni. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Produced by Andrew Eaton & Anita
Other nominations • Young Adam – Released in September 2003 starring
Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer. Written and directed by David Mackenzie and
based on the novel by Alexander Trocchi. Produced by Jeremy Thomas
• The Mother – Released in November 2003 starring Anne Reid and
Daniel Craig. Written by Hanif Kureishi. Directed by Roger Michell. Produced
by Kevin Loader
LITERATURE presented by Sophie Dahl
Winner • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- published by Jonathan Cape
Other nominations • Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller - published by Viking
• John Clare: A Biography by Jonathan Bate - published by Picador
DANCE presented by Tamara Rojo and Joaquin Cortes
Winner • Russell Maliphant - One Part 11, Two Times Three and Choice
- performed in 2003
Other nominations • George Piper Dances for Mesmerics, Critics' Choice
***** and Broken Fall performed in 2003 • Jonathan Burrows - Both Sitting
Duet and Singing - performed in 2003
Winner • Blur - Think Tank
Other nominations • Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner • Sugababes
CLASSICAL MUSIC presented by Bryn Terfel
Winner • Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra for The Berlioz
Odyssey. Season at the Barbican from January 2000 to February 2003
Other nominations • Mark Elder and the Hallé for The Elgar Edition.
1st Symphony recorded on 11th September 2001 to Summer 2002 at the Bridgewater
Hall, Manchester and BBC Studios, Manchester. Released April 2003
• Simon Keenlyside for Winterreise, performed at the Barbican on 16th
& 18th September 2003 and at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on 20th September
THEATRE presented by Ewan McGregor
Winner • Democracy at the National Theatre starring Roger Allam and Conleth
Hill. Written by Michael Frayn. Directed by Michael Blakemore. Opened on 9th
Other nominations • After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse, starring
Helen Baxendale, Richard Coyle and Kelly Reilly. Adapted by Patrick Marber.
Directed by Michael Grandage. Opened on 20th November 2003
• Jerry Springer The Opera at the National Theatre and the Cambridge
Theatre starring Michael Brandon as Jerry Springer. Music by Richard Thomas,
book & lyrics by Stewart Lee & Richard Thomas. Directed by Stewart Lee.
Opened at the National Theatre on 24th April 2003
OPERA presented by Dame Josephine Barstow
Winner • Scottish Opera for Wagner's The Ring Cycle performed at the
Edinburgh International Festival 11 - 30th August 2003 and Theatre Royal, Glasgow
(1st Cycle 4th - 13th September, 2nd Cycle 30th October - 8th November 2003)
and at The Lowry, Salford 3rd - 11th October 2003. Conducted by Richard Armstrong.
Composed by Richard Wagner. Directed by Tim Albery
Other nominations • Glyndebourne Festival Opera for Wagner's Tristan
und Isolde performed at Glyndebourne, May - July 2003. Conducted by Jir? Belohlávek.
Composed by Richard Wagner. Directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
• Channel 4 for The Death of Klinghoffer, broadcast on Channel 4 on Sunday
25th May 2003. Composed and conducted by John Adams. Written & Directed
by Penny Woolcock. Produced by Madonna Baptiste and Blast! Films
VISUAL ARTS presented by Anish Kapoor
Winner • Chris Ofili for Venice Biennale - 15th June - 2nd November 2003
Other nominations • Bridget Riley for Bridget Riley at Tate Britain -
26th June - 28th September 2003
• Jake and Dinos Chapman for The Rape of Creativity at Modern Art Oxford
- 12th April - 8th June 2003
TELEVISION presented by Sarah Lancashire
Winner • The Lost Prince - two-part drama Starring Miranda Richardson
and Gina McKee. Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Broadcast on BBC1
in January 2003
Other nominations • State of Play - six-part drama starring David Morrissey
and John Simm. Written by Paul Abbott and directed by David Yates. Broadcast
on BBC1 from May 2003
• Prime Suspect: The Last Witness - a two-part drama starring Helen Mirren,
Ben Miles and Robert Pugh. Written by Peter Berry and directed by Tom Hooper.
Broadcast on ITV1 in November 2003
COMEDY presented by Richard Curtis
Winner • Eddie Izzard for Sexie - World Tour, 2003.
Other nominations • Dave Gorman for Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure
– National Tour, 2003
• Little Britain - created and performed by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Originally Broadcast on BBC Three in September 2003 followed by a repeat on
BBC2 in December 2003.
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND – decibel award Presented by Sir
OUTSTANDING ACHEIVEMENT IN THE ARTS
Dame Helen Mirren
THE PANEL OF JUDGES
Mohit Bakaya Editor, Night Waves BBC Radio 3 Ekow Eshun Journalist and Broadcaster
Jane Ferguson Arts Editor, The Observer Annalena McAfee Editor, The Guardian
Saturday Review Sarah Crompton Arts Editor, The Telegraph Christina Appleyard
Editor, The Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine Samenua Sesher decibel -
Arts Council England
From The South Bank Show Team Melvyn Bragg Non-voting Chairman Nigel Wattis
Executive Producer Aurora Gunn Producer Susan Shaw Producer Matt Cain Producer
THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS 2004 are Produced by Matt Cain & Roz Edwards,
Directed by Daniel Wiles and Executive Produced by Nigel Wattis
And the South Bank Show continues to go from strength to strength producing
compelling programmes on a variety of subjects and is ITV1's fourth longest
running programme after Coronation Street, Emmerdale and News at Ten.
To date, the Sunday night arts series has featured over 750 artists.
From January 2004, the 27th series features an impressive line-up: SIR IAN
McKELLEN, JOHN LENNON'S JUKE BOX, JAMIE CULLUM, RONNIE WOOD, JACK VETTRIANO,
JOHN BOORMAN, JEANETTE WINTERSON, SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD, JOHNNY HALLYDAY, and THE