LIVERPOOL drama Justice is in the running for a Broadcast Award.
It was shortlisted for Best Daytime Programme in the 2012 awards, which take place next month.
Producer Colin McKeown of Kirkdale-based LA Productions today said he was “over the moon” about the nomination.
He said: “It’s fantastic to be nominated for this prestigious award given it is a series set in Liverpool, written in Liverpool and produced in Liverpool. So it is a big plus for us and the city.”
Last year Justice was nominated for Best New Drama in the TV Choice awards.
Mr McKeown said: “It is great that it is getting the recognition it deserves.
“These nominations remind people of the quality of the series and hopefully give it that level of recognition that it needs when people are thinking about whether they should recommission it.”
In the series actress Gillian Kearney, from Aigburth, plays Louise Campbell, a reporter who was investigating judge Patrick Coburn’s secret past.
Filming took place at a number of locations around the city, including the ECHO’s newsroom in Old Hall Street in November 2010.
The BBC1 programme faces competition from 32 Brinkburn Street, Antiques Road Trip, Dinner Date Series 2, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals and The Indian Doctor.
Hollyoaks, which is filmed in Childwall, is named in the Best Soap/Continuing Drama category.
The Channel 4 show is up against Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Holby City.
Sky1’s Little Crackers, a series of shorts by stars such as Johnny Vegas and John Bishop, could win the Best Comedy Programme gong.
It is shortlisted along with Episodes, Friday Night Dinner, Miranda, The Inbetweeners and The Trip.
Winners will be announced at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on February 2, before 1,200 of the leading names in British broadcasting.