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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Who won what at the RTS Awards 2015

A lot of our favourites were deservedly awarded at the Royal Television Awards tonight in London.

Actor Female
Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley  

Actor - Male 
Tom Hollander – A Poet In New York

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Swan Films for Channel 4

Daytime Programme
Couples Come Dine With Me 

Documentary Series
Life & Death Row BBC Documentaries Production for BBC Three

Drama Serial
The Honourable Woman

Drama Series
Line of Duty – Series 2


The Graham Norton Show

Entertainment Performance
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing 

Our World War BBC Documentaries Production for BBC Three


Popular, Factual and Features
The Island With Bear Grylls Shine TV/Bear Grylls Ventures Co-Production for Channel 4

Billy Connolly – Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off  

Science and Natural History

Live From Space: Lap of the Planet

Scripted Comedy
Harry and Paul’s Story of the Twos Balloon Entertainment for BBC Two

Single Documentary
The Paedophile Hunter

Single Drama
Murdered By My Boyfriend 

Soap and Continuing Drama

Writer - Comedy
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse & Charlie Higson – Harry and Paul’s Story of the Twos 

Writer – Drama
Peter Bowker – Marvellous

Judges’ Award
Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, BBC Television
“We are living through an extraordinarily rich period of television drama in the US and Europe, as well as here in the UK, and this year's RTS Judges’ Award acknowledges the contribution one executive has made to what many are calling a new golden age.

He was responsible for 7 out of the top 10 most watched dramas of the year and 7 out of 10 of the most appreciated. He has built BBC Two drama into a formidable creative force with titles like Peaky Blinders, The Fall, Line of Duty and The Honourable Woman. And he has successfully introduced a new slate of returning series to BBC One with Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise, Last Tango in Halifax, The Musketeers and Shetland all playing last year. Also in 2014, he introduced Happy Valley and The Missing - two of the most talked about series of the year, greeted with huge critical and audience acclaim. Add to all that single films like Jimmy McGovern's Common and Peter Bowker's Marvellous, not to mention a rejuvenated EastEnders, and it would be hard to disagree that our winner has had an extraordinary year.”

 Lifetime Achievement Award
Melvyn Bragg

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