Verity Lambert, who produced the original Doctor Who TV series and feature film A Cry In The Dark, will receive Women In Film and Television's Working Title Films Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lambert will be presented with the honours at the 2007 Five Women in Film and Television Awards in London on Dec 7.
'Verity's programmes have consistently been voted among the greatest of the television era. She has conspicuously promoted women on both sides of the camera, and has been at the top of her profession for more than forty years. Verity is an inspiration for us all,' said Sophie Balhetchet, chair of the UK's Women in Film and Television.
Lambert became the youngest and only female drama producer at the BBC in 1963, and has since worked on projects including Budgie, The Naked Civil Servant, Widows and Rock Follies, as well as films including Dream Child and Clockwise.