Tears, tantrums and medical terrors... Factual TV has delivered the lot in the past 12 months, but only one show can win the award. Cast your vote
24 Hours in A & E
It really is a case of life and death in this dramatic Channel 4 series, which follows a trauma team as they battle to save people’s lives. Just like the team, you never know quite what to expect and that makes for utterly compelling TV.
This Sunday night favourite has become one of the most popular shows on the box, pulling in incredible ratings for BBC1. The team, led by Matt Baker and John Craven, give us a weekly window into life in the countryside. Indeed the show has been so successful, it’s even been given a daytime spin off, Countryfile Diaries.
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
More loveable canines have been given a home in this warm-hearted ITV series, fronted by Paul O’Grady. It’s a show that often induces tears in viewers due to its hugely emotional stories.
The Secret Life of Brothers and Sisters
Following the success of The Secret Life of 4,5 and 6 Year Olds came this hugely entertaining Channel 4 show about siblings. It gave a fascinating insight into how brothers and sister get on, showing what brings them close and what leads to rows.
Long Lost Family
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell have once again been busy reuniting families in this ITV favourite. There’s almost always tears involved as estranged relatives who haven’t seen each other for years are finally brought back together.
Having been first broadcast in 1979, the Antiques Roadshow is becoming something of an antique itself! But it still remains one of the most popular shows on the box as members of the public look stunned to be told that a piece of ‘junk’ they picked up in a charity shop is worth thousands.