Apple TV+ bags its first BAFTA TV Awards for two documentaries

1971 Docuseries Art
1971 Docuseries Art (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has won two BAFTA TV Awards.
  • 9/11: Inside the President's War Room won the Editing: Factual category.
  • 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything won the Sound: Factual category.

Apple TV+ has picked up its first BAFTA TV Awards after two of its documentaries were chosen as the winners of the Editing: Factual and Sound: Factual categories.

The two wins were the first BAFTA TV Awards for Apple TV+ with both winners now streaming on the service for all subscribers to watch. The two Apple TV+ winners included:

  • Editing: Factual – Danny Collins and Mark Hammill, 9/11: Inside the President's War Room.
  • Sound: Factual – Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley, Nas Parkash, Dan Johnson, Tae Hak Kim and Claire Ellis, 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything.

Apple TV+ outlined both documentaries in a newsroom post yesterday.

In a tumultuous era, 1971 was a year of musical innovation and rebirth fueled by the political and cultural upheaval of the time. Stars reached new heights, fresh talent exploded onto the scene and boundaries expanded like never before. The eight-part docuseries is executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia ("Amy," "Senna") and James Gay-Rees ("Amy," "Senna," "Exit Through the Gift Shop").

The documentary special "9/11: Inside the President's War Room" tells the story of 9/11 through the eyes of the presidency by gaining unprecedented access to the key decision makers who responded for the nation. Narrated by Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels ("The Looming Tower," "The Comey Rule"), "9/11: Inside the President's War Room" recounts the 12 hours after the strike on that momentous day, offering rare and unique insight into the dilemmas of decision-making against the clock, as those involved provide intimate, revealing and heartfelt details for the first time. The documentary special hails from an award-winning team including Grierson and Royal Television Society Award-winning director Adam Wishart ("Panorama"), Emmy Award-winning creative producer Simon Finch ("Inside North Korea's Dynasty") and BAFTA Award-winning executive producer Neil Grant ("Panorama"). Head of production is Serena Kennedy ("Panorama").

Those looking to take both winners in will need an Apple TV+ subscription, priced at $4.99. The streaming service is also available via the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.