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Friends win Bafta for BBC comedy series
Published 20/05/13

TWO friends from Shiplake have won a Bafta.

Christine Drew, 33, and Fraser Davidson, 30, picked up the award on Sunday for their work on new BBC comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Mr Davidson created the animated sequences between sketches and Miss Drew was the production manager.

The series, which was shown on BBC Three, won the best comedy programme category, beating Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life, among others.

Mr Davidson said: “I wasn’t supposed to be going to the ceremony because they only had enough places for the key cast and crew but Christine managed to get a few extra seats.

“There was no way I was expecting to win, especially against someone like Steve Coogan. It was incredible up on stage — I think they managed to squeeze about 10 of us up there.

“I haven’t had much reaction from my friends because when the awards were televised, I was only shown very briefly and it would have been easily missed. My parents are very proud.”

Mr Davidson was raised in Lashbrook Road, where his parents Marie and David still live, and attended Trinity primary and Gillotts School in Henley.

He studied art at The Henley College before taking a degree in graphic design at Nottingham Trent University. After graduating, he became a freelance animator.

Miss Drew lived in Bolney Road as a child and went to Rupert House School in Henley and Queen Anne’s School in Caversham. Her mother Tina still lives in Shiplake.

She has worked in production management for the past eight years and previously worked on Grand Designs and Top Gear.

The friends, who now live in London, met through a mutual friend when they were 18 and they still return to Lower Shiplake regularly.

They were told they had been nominated for a Bafta a fortnight before the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall.

Miss Drew said: “When I started working on the show I thought, ‘this is perfect for David and something he would love to get involved in’.

“His animations are amazing and when I showed his work to the cast and crew they absolutely loved it.

“Now he has done the first series, they’ve said they couldn’t possibly do the second one without him.

“When we went up to collect the award, our producer said it felt like being Wigan Athletic because it was such an unexpected victory.

“We were thrilled to be nominated but hugely surprised to actually win. Although we had great reviews in all the newspapers, it wasn’t a ‘popular’ programme.”

The show is written by comedians Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, who are filmed secretly playing pranks on celebrities, politicians and members of the public.

A second series is due to be made this year. Mr Davidson will again produce the animations but Miss Drew cannot return due to other commitments.

Published 20/05/13

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