It has been announced that Beryl Vertue OBE will be the recipient of a Special Award at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
For the past thirty years Vertue’s Hartswood Films has been behind some of British television’s most popular programmes. The company’s most recent success is Sherlock which is co-created by Beryl’s son-in-law Steven Moffatt.
Along with her daughters Debbie and Sue, Beryl’s company has produced shows for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Some of their hits include Men Behaving Badly, Jekyll and Coupling.
Of the news Vertue said, “I am delighted to be honoured with such a prestigious award, and much looking forward to receiving it at the Edinburgh Television Festival, one of my favourite events,”
In addition to being part of the award ceremony, Vertue will also be talking about her career in TV at one of the festival’s many lectures.
This year’s Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival will be held from the 26th to the 28th August.