THE Royal Television Society’s Scottish branch, RTS Scotland – a leading forum for television and related media – has announced the winners of the RTS Scotland Television Awards 2018 at a ceremony held last night, at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.
The ceremony was hosted by STV presenter, Jennifer Reoch, and stand-up comedian and radio presenter, Des Clarke.
Chaired by Jane Muirhead (managing director of Raise The Roof Productions), the RTS Scotland Awards cover all forms of production in Scotland, recognising and celebrating excellence and innovation across a wide range of genres and crafts.
BBC Scotland scooped four awards in the production category for Trust Me I’m A Doctor Mental Health Special, (for BBC Two) in the Documentary and Specialist Factual segment; Queers – The Man on the Platform, (for BBC Four) in the Drama segment; Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game (for BBC One Scotland) in the Current Affairs segment, and The Dog Ate My Homework (for CBBC) in the Comedy segment.
Iain Stirling scooped On Screen Personality for The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC Scotland, for CBBC); while Biança Barker won the Television Director category for A Family Divided (Steadipix Productions, for BBC Scotland).
In the Young Journalist category – which is presented in memory of George MacFarlane Sinclair, the former BBC Scotland news and current affairs editor – STV News’ Ben Philip won the award and received a prize of £1,000, donated by the family trust of George Sinclair. While in the News and Current Affairs categories, STV News at 6 – North, (STV News, for STV) scooped the News Programme Award.
For factual, Raise the Roof Productions’ Phil Spencer Find Me a Home (for Channel 4) won the Factual Entertainment and Features category; Darren Hercher Films’ Sighthill (for BBC Two Scotland) triumphed in the Documentary and Specialist Factual category; while Hopscotch Films’ Brian Cox’s Russia (for BBC Scotland) scooped the Documentary and Specialist Factual: History category; and Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, (Pacific Quay Productions, for BBC Scotland) took the Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts Award.
The coveted Student Award went to drama Antonio by Alison Still of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The RTS Scotland Award, an industry award for outstanding contribution to television in Scotland was presented to Ewan Angus, BBC Scotland commissioning rditor, Television.
Lisa Hazlehurst, chair of judges for the RTS Scotland Awards 2018, said: “’Congratulations to our winners and nominees – the range and breadth of entries for this year’s awards was truly impressive and reflective of Scotland’s vibrant production community.”
A full list of winners can be found at: https://rts.org.uk/award/recipients-rts-scotland-awards-2018
THE RTS SCOTLAND AWARDS 2018 WINNERS ARE:
Category one: Factual
Live at Five, STV, for STV2.
Best Laid Plans, Tern TV, for Channel 4.
Homes Under The Hammer, Lion Television Scotland, for BBC One.
Factual entertainment and features
Phil Spencer Find Me a Home, Raise the Roof Productions, for Channel 4.
How to Stay Well, Tern TV, for Channel 4.
Robot Wars, Mentorn Scotland, for BBC Two.
Documentary and specialist factual
Sighthill, Darren Hercher Films, for BBC Two Scotland.
The Scottish Bounty Hunter, Mentorn Scotland, for BBC One.
A Family Divided, Steadipix Productions, for BBC Scotland.
Documentary and specialist factual: history
Brian Cox’s Russia, Hopscotch Films, for BBC Scotland.
Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother, Firecrest Films, for Channel 4.
The Force: The Story of Scotland’s Police, STV Productions, for BBC One Scotland.
Documentary and specialist factual: arts
Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, Pacific Quay Productions, for BBC Scotland.
Stop All the Clocks: WH Auden in an Age of Anxiety, Hopscotch Films, for BBC Two.
Saturday Night Fever –The Ultimate Disco Movie, IWC Media, for BBC Two.
Documentary and specialist factual: science and natural history
Trust Me I’m A Doctor Mental Health Special, BBC Scotland, for BBC Two.
Supermarket Shopping Secrets, BBC Scotland, for BBC One.
Hotel Armadillo, Maramedia, for BBC Two.
Category two: Drama
Queers – The Man on the Platform, BBC Scotland, for BBC Four.
Clique, BBC Scotland, for BBC One.
The Replacement, BBC Scotland, for BBC One.
Category three: News and current affairs
STV News at 6 – North, STV News, for STV.
Reporting Scotland, BBC Scotland, for BBC One Scotland.
STV News at 6 – Central, STV News, for STV.
Current affairs programme
Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, BBC Scotland, for BBC One Scotland.
Fife’s Child Killings: The Untold Story, BBC Scotland, for BBC One Scotland.
After Sheku, Turmeric Media, for BBC Scotland.
Category four: Sport
Sport – live event
Sky Sports – Scotland v England, Sky Sports, for Sky Sports.
Scotland v England World Cup Qualifier, STV, for STV.
BT Sport Betfred Cup Final 2017, Sunset + Vine Productions, for BT Sport.
Sport – programme
Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions, IMG Productions Scotland, for BBC Scotland.
Tannadice 87, purpleTV, BBC ALBA.
Scotland’s Game Changers / Breab agus Buaidh, Matchlight and Aficionado Films, for BBC ALBA.
Category five: Comedy
The Dog Ate My Homework, BBC Scotland, for CBBC.
Two Doors Down – Christmas Special, for BBC Scotland,
Only an Excuse? The Comedy Unit, for BBC Scotland.
Category six: Children’s
Gudrun The Viking Princess, Maramedia, for CBeebies.
Raven, BBC Scotland, for BBC Scotland.
Remotely Funny, Twenty-twenty Productions, for CBBC.
Category seven: Short form content
Taking Stock, Relative Films, for Channel 4.
Celtic FC, Arteus, for Social Media.
3 Kids on Three – Money, BBC Scotland, for BBC Three.
Category eight: Animation and VFX
League of Legends, Axis Animation, for online.
Never Too Late To Tell, media co-op, for Vimeo.
Happy! Axis VFX, for SyFy.
Category nine: Student television award
The RTS Scotland Student Awards took place in January 2018. The winners from each category are nominated for this award.
Antonio, by Alison Still, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Expedition, by Samantha Hendrie, University of the West of Scotland.
Comedy and entertainment
Best Men, by Andrew Ashworth, Alia Ghafar, Edinburgh College of Art
Poet With Punch, by Zdenek Ruzicka, Amber Saunders, Paul McGranahan, Ryan Smith, University of the West of Scotland.
Hear Me Now, by Maria Craig, Josefin Dahlin, Hannah McKelvie, Joel Rock, University of Stirling.
Category ten: On-screen personality
Iain Stirling for The Dog Ate My Homework, BBC Scotland, for CBBC.
Halla Mohieddeen for STV News, STV, for STV2.
Anna Richardson for Supershoppers, Firecrest Films for Channel 4.
Category 11: Young journalist – presented in memory of George Sinclair
Ben Philip, STV News, for STV.
Nasim Asl, BBC Scotland, for BBC Scotland.
Rachel Miller, BBC Scotland, for BBC Scotland.
Category 12: Director
Biança Barker for A Family Divided, Steadipix Productions, for BBC Scotland.
John Alexander for Trust Me, BBC Scotland, for BBC One.
Joe Ahearne for The Replacement, BBC Scotland, for BBC One.
Category 13: Professional excellence (CRAFT)
Glen Milner for Handmade in Hull, BBC Scotland, BBC Four.
Maja Zamojda for Cliqie, BBC Scotland, BBC One.
John Conroy for Trust Me, BBC Scotland, BBC One.
Kahl Henderson for Accidental Anarchist, Hopscotch Films, BBC Four
John Cobban for Ross Kemp Behind Bars: Inside Barlinnie, STV Productions, ITV.
Micheal MacKinnon for imagine… Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella, BBC, BBC One.
David Arthur for Sighthill, Darren Hercher Films, BBC Two Scotland.
Gary Scott for Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, Pacific Quay Productions, BBC Scotland.
Clyde Wallbanks for imagine…Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella, Pacific Quay Productions, BBC One.
Post-production graphics and titling
Playdead for Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, BBC Two.
Mark Breslin, ISO Design, for The Replacement, BBC Scotland.
Playdead for BBC Bitesize: Biology, BBC Scotland.
Kidder, BBC Scotland, BBC The Social.
Edinburgh 70: The BBC at the Festival, Virtually, BBC Scotland, BBC Arts.
Netball World Youth Cup, QTV Sports, Social Media.
The RTS Scotland Award
Ewan Angus, BBC Scotland Commissioning Editor, Television.
Notes to editors:
The Young Journalist category is open to all television and video web journalists working in news, current affairs, features and sport up to the age of 30 and is presented in memory of George MacFarlane Sinclair, the former BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs Editor. The winner of this award will receive £1,000 prize money.
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