We are excited to announce that The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe has received multiple nominations from various prestigious bodies this award season.

The ITV mini-series has been nominated for the Best Mini-Series award at the BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and for Best Drama Series at the 2023 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. In addition, it has also received a Broadcast nomination for Best Drama Series.

Lead actress, Monica Dolan, has also been nominated for her outstanding performance by the Royal Television Society for the Best Leading Actress award. Her performance is a highlight of the series and has been widely acclaimed by both critics and audiences alike.

The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe is a compelling and emotionally charged TV series. The series is based on the real-life events of John Darwin and his wife Anne. The couple, who were facing financial difficulties, faked John’s death in a canoe accident so that they could claim his life insurance. However, their plan was eventually uncovered, and they were sentenced to prison.

Created by Chris Lang and exec produced by Dave Nath, the series showcases the work of an exceptionally talented team of writers, directors, and actors. The series is a perfect blend of moving, funny, and thought-provoking moments that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The show’s success is a reflection of the team’s hard work and dedication.

“We’re overjoyed to see the show and the wonderful cast being recognised. It’s all down to a brilliantly talented team who were able to realise the potential of Chris Lang’s scripts – moving, funny and thought-provoking in equal measure” – Dave Nath (exec producer).

“The nominations are a testament to the hard work, passion and expertise of the entire cast and crew. We’re all incredibly proud of the show and excited for new scripted projects soon to be announced from Story Films this year” – Sam Tipper-Hale (exec producer).