'Indies' take centre stage

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THE BEST in independent television production was honoured last night at the Indies.

The top award went to Union Pictures for An Ungentlemanly Act. Penny Lent, marketing director of London Studios, and Graham Luff, managing director of Newspaper Publishing plc, publisher of the Independent, presented the award at Islington Business Design Centre in north London. The same programme also won the drama catagory.

This is the first year the Indies have been awarded. The entries were judged by Will Wyatt, managing director of the BBC, Paul Styles, of KPMG Peat Marwick, and Maggie Brown, media editor of the Independent.

Other winners were: Tornado Down, October Films - best documentary; Have I Got News For You, Hat Trick Productions - light entertainment; Dispatches: Body Shop, Fulcrum Productions - news and current affairs; Italian Football, Chrysalis Television - sports; Glimpses of Paradise, Third Eye Productions - music and arts; Food and Drink, Bazal Productions - best factual programme; The Borrowers, Working Title Television - best children's/family programming; and Dressed To Thrill, Chrysalis Television - best regional programme.