Newsnight presenter honoured in TV awards

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TELEVISION journalist Kirsty Wark was among industry figures honoured yesterday at the Carlton Women in Film and Television Awards.

Known for her work on Newsnight and One Foot In The Past, she was presented with the News and Current Affairs prize at the ceremony in London's Dorchester Hotel.

Other winners included 89-year-old Esther Harris, who took the Lifetime Achievement Award for a career creating trailers for hundreds of classic British films. Between 1946 and 1975 Miss Harris worked with figures such as Lord Attenborough, Sir David Lean and Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. "I can't imagine who unearthed me after all these years, but it is a great honour to receive this award - the first in my career," she said.

Awards went to Nicola Shindler, who produced Queer As Folk and Love In The 21st Century for Channel 4; Dawn Airey, Channel 5's director of programmes; Beryl Vertue, producer of Men Behaving Badly and Wonderful You; Nina Kellgren (director of photography on The Echo and Beyond Fear); Mary Selway (casting director for Onegin, Notting Hill and Out Of Africa; andRachel Neale (location manager for Fierce Creatures and Tom & Viv).