Adrian scores a BAFTA honour

BAFTA WINNER: Adrain Bell with his dad Stuart. EMN-140505-111848001
BAFTA WINNER: Adrain Bell with his dad Stuart. EMN-140505-111848001

A former Skegness schoolboy now known for his outstanding work in TV has won a BAFTA.

Adrian Bell and his team were awarded the gong for work on BBC’s Dancing on the Edge about a jazz band in London in the early 1930s.

They scooped the honour at the recent awards ceremony for fiction sound recording on the popular drama.

Competition was stiff but Adrian’s team won over some of the most well-known programmes shown on the box such as The Escape Artist, Peaky Blinders, and Luther.

He said: “Standing up from the table and walking towards the stage was the time when I was trying to calm my own nerves and knew that I needed to say a few words.

“Nothing really prepares you for the adrenalin rush of winning something like this. And the BAFTA mask trophy is such a beautiful thing to have on the mantle-piece now!”

Adrian’s dad Stuart still lives in Skegness and was at the prize-giving ceremony.

He said: “Adrian went to Skegness Grammar School and enjoyed a summer job at Bateman’s Brewery.

“His first job in TV was for the BBC where he began his training in 1984.

“He has just finished a feature film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Emily Watson, telling the story of the 1995 Everest climbing disaster.

“He also worked on five series of Merlin and the first series of Atlantis.

“Obviously I am a very proud dad.”