Elizabeth is Missing, adapted from Emma Healey’s best-selling novel and broadcast on BBC One in December, stars Glenda Jackson who made her return to TV after a break of 27 years. The film combines a gripping mystery with a tender yet unflinching exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia.
The adaptation by screenwriter Andrea Gibb has picked up the Book to TV award at this week’s London Book Fair in the Creativity Across Media: Entertainment and Originality Awards (CAMEOs) with judges being “very moved by the incredibly strong adapted script and compelling performances”.
At the 46th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards lunch held in London on Friday 13th March Glenda Jackson collected the Best Actress Award. The film also received a nomination in the best single drama/mini-series category. The BPG Awards – given for work commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019 – are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Sarah Brown, STV Productions Creative Director, Drama said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition from the London Book Fair and Broadcasting Press Guild for our TV adaptation of Elizabeth is Missing.
"Millions of readers took Emma Healey’s beautiful book to their hearts and we wanted to create a TV film which did justice to that story and to the experience of living with dementia, so the incredible response to Elizabeth is Missing and Glenda Jackson’s extraordinary performance is really gratifying."