The ATV Today Classic Soap Awards

Celebrating the best of classic soap opera in the UK and Australia in 2021.

Best UK Streaming Service: Britbox for classic episodes of Crossroads, General Hospital, Take The High Road, Brookside and Eldorado.

2nd Place: STV Player for Take The High Road and the surviving episodes of Garnock Way.

3rd Place: Amazon Prime Video for running the first 400 episodes of Home & Away, the original mini-series of The Flying Doctors and all episodes of Dark Shadows, Echo Point and Out of the Blue.


Best Australian Streaming Service: 7 plus for running all episodes of Sons & Daughters, A Country Practice, Return to Eden and Echo Point.

Runner up: 10 Play for running all episodes of Out of the Blue.


Best UK TV Channel: Talking Pictures TV for Together.

2nd Place: ITV3 for classic Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

3rd Place: Drama Channel for classic EastEnders.


Best UK DVD Distributor: Renown Films for Together.

Runner Up: Network DVD for For Maddie with Love.


Best Australian DVD Distributor: Via Vision Entertainment for their ongoing releases of The Young Doctors, Sons & Daughters, A Country Practice and for releasing the complete series of Return To Eden.

Runner Up: Crawfords DVD for their ongoing releases of Cop Shop, for releasing the early episodes of The Box and for releasing the complete series of The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors.


Best Radio Soap Distributor: Grace Gibson Productions (Australia) for releasing all episodes of The Castlereagh Line.


Special Recognition Award (UK): ITV Archive for digitising episodes of Crossroads and General Hospital for streaming on Britbox.


Special Recognition Award (Australia): National Film & Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) for digitising The Young Doctors for the Via Vision Entertainment DVD release.


Best Archive Soap Publicity Campaign (UK): Crossroads Appreciation Society for promoting Crossroads on Britbox.

Runner Up: STV Player promotion/trailer for Classic Take The High Road on STV Player.

Selections complied by ATV Today judges Darren Gray, Lynn Swift and Doug Lambert.

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