TV drama winners at the RTS Programme Awards
The Royal Television Society Programme Awards were presented last night (20 March) at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Awards honour excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise the talent behind the shows as well as the programmes themselves. The Awards were a timely reminder of the strength of the British TV industry with the skills and talent to create world-class programming across all genres.
The BBC took 17 awards and also won the RTS Channel of the Year Award for BBC One. High End TV levy-paying productions also had a successful evening.
A Special Recognition Award was presented to The Crown from Netflix and Left Bank Pictures for its outstanding contribution to British television around the world. In making this Award, the RTS recognised the show’s vast global audience in 190 countries, displaying British production expertise at its finest and bringing increased international investment into British TV drama. It is a tribute to the skills of the largely British creative and technical talent behind the camera and cast in demonstrating feature film production values to a global TV audience.
The Judges’ Award was presented to Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the executive producers of Netflix/House of Tomorrow’s Black Mirror in recognition of their epic execution of a unique programme idea into quality television that connects with audiences in a most profound way.
In the TV drama categories the ITV Studios production Little Boy Blue scooped both Actor awards for Sinéad Keenan and Stephen Graham. Clerkenwell Films’ The End of The F***king World won the Drama Series award and BBC Studios/Studio Lambert's Three Girls took home the awards for Mini-Series and Writer - Drama (Nicole Taylor).
Images of the winners ©RTS/Richard Kendal