Britain's National Television Awards


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Live from London’s O2 the National Television Awards, produced by Indigo Television, is among Britain’s leading award programs. PRG was pleased to support LD Dave Davey and supplied the lighting package for the second consecutive year.

For this year’s National Television Awards, PRG was pleased to once again support Dave Davey, one of British television most prolific lighting designers. PRG, who has worked with Davey on a number of high profile TV shows including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and The Royal Variety Performance, supplied a crew and lighting package for this year’s NTA production.

PRG originally became involved with the NTAs during the mid-’90s when the event was in its infancy and started working with Davey in 2014 when he was approached by Indigo Television to light the show for the first time.

The PRG lighting package included 17 PRG Best Boy Wash and Spot luminaires, 24 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700 automated ACLs, 52 Clay Paky Sharpys, 25 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Spots, 53 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Washes, eight GLP impression 120 RZ automated LED wash lights, and six Lycian M2 2.5kW followspots.

Lighting control was operated by programmers Bill Peachment and John Ford. The rig for this show was split between the stage and audience lighting, which was controlled on one of the consoles, while the effects and media servers were controlled on the other. Dave Hallett headed up the lighting crew and PRG’s account manager for this project was Kelly Cornfield.

PRG also handled lighting for the red carpet at the VIP entrance. This was the domain of Gordon Torrington and Sam Healey who used 80 PARs to provide an even wash all along the carpet with color correction to balance for the TV crews and photographers. SGM P5 LED floods were used by the designers to add a some color to the exterior of The O2.

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