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Tuesday 17 May
The Academy Fellowship presented at the Philips British Academy Television Awards in 2011 was awarded to one of the most respected broadcasters of his generation, Sir Trevor McDonald OBE. Find out more about Sir Trevor McDonald and the Academy Fellowship.
Sir Trevor has anchored every ITN News programme, from News at One, News at 5.40, News at 6.30 to the flagship and BAFTA Award-winning News at Ten. (Pic: ITV)
In the early eighties, Sir Trevor conducted the most important television interviews of the era including an interview with Nelson Mandela following his release from prison. (Pic: ITV)
In this epic ITV series Trevor McDonald travelled 2000 miles across the Caribbean experiencing the incredible extremes that make the region so unique. (Pic: ITV)
Throughout the series the journalist voyaged across the ocean, exploring some of the world's most colourful islands. (Pic: ITV)
On receiving the Academy Fellowship Sir Trevor McDonald said: “I am honoured and absolutely delighted to join such a distinguished list of previous recipients”. (Pic: ITV)
Sir Trevor’s professional success and dedication to newscasting was recognised in 1992, when he was awarded the OBE, which was followed by a Knighthood in 1999. (Pic: BAFTA/ Phil Fisk)
The veteran news broadcaster becomes an Academy Fellow tonight. (Pic: BAFTA/Richard Kendal)
Sir Trevor McDonald accepts his BAFTA Fellowship.
Jon Snow and Kevin Pieterson presented McDonald with the Fellowship, the highest accolade BAFTA can bestow. (Pic: BAFTA/Richard Kendal)