RTS Announces Shortlist for the Programme Awards 2010

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has announced the shortlist for the RTS Programme Awards 2010.

The Awards celebrate all genres of television programming, from children's fiction to comedy performance, history to soaps. Covering both national and regional output the Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well honouring the programmes themselves.

Chaired by David Liddiment, the Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 15 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The evening will be hosted by comedian and television presenter Dara O’Briain.

In the Entertainment category, ITV has received two nominations - The X Factor, produced by TalkbackTHAMES and Syco TV, goes up against The Cube, produced by Objective Productions, along with Channel 4’s The Million Pound Drop, produced by Remarkable Television, an Endemol Company.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (ITV Studios for ITV1) and Britain’s Got Talent (a talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV production for ITV1) have earned Ant & Dec a nomination in the Entertainment Performance category. They will be fighting it out with Charlie Brooker for Newswipe, produced by Zeppotron for BBC Four and Graham Norton, for The Graham Norton Show, produced by So Television for BBC One.

In the category for Soap and Continuing Drama, Coronation Street, produced by ITV Studios for ITV1, will battle with the BBC’s Eastenders and Casualty, both produced by BBC Studios.

Sherlock, produced by Hartswood Films, will be trying to sleuth its way to victory in the Drama Series category, the BBC One programme goes up against Carnival Films’ period piece for ITV1 Downton Abbey, and Misfits, produced by Clerkenwell Films for E4.

Miranda Hart, who won Comedy Performance at last year’s awards is again nominated for Miranda,produced by BBC productions for BBC Two – the other nominees are James Buckley for The Inbetweeners, a Bwark Production for E4 and Tom Hollander for Rev, produced by Big Talk Productions for BBC Two. The three programmes also make up the shortlist for best Scripted Comedy.

Pineapple Dance Studios from Pulse Films for Sky1HD goes up against Don’t Tell the Bride, produced by Renegade Pictures for BBC Three, and The Great British Bake-Off, produced by Love Productions for BBC 2, for Features and Lifestyle Series.

Winner of last year’s International Award, Mad Men is again nominated, this year they’ll be duelling with True Stories: The Cove, produced by Vertigo Films for More4 and Sony Pictures Television’s Justified, for 5USA.

In the category for Presenter, Reggie Yates for Autistic Superstars, produced by Prospect Cymru Wales for BBC Three, will take on Professor Brian Cox for Wonders of the Solar System, produced by BBC/Science Channel co-production for BBC Two. Piers Morgan is also nominated in this category for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, produced by ITV Studios for ITV1.

Julie Walters is nominated for best Actor (Female) for her performance in Mo, produced by ITV Studios for Channel 4, also nominated is Natalie Press for Five Daughters, produced by BBC productions for BBC One, and Vicky McClure for This is England ’86, A Warp Film for Channel 4. This production receives another nomination in Actor (Male), where Johnny Harris is shortlisted – the other nominees are Any Human Heart’s Jim Broadbent (produced by Carnival Films for Channel 4) and David Tennant for Single Father, produced by Red Productions for BBC One.

For Single Documentary, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, produced by Firecracker Films for Channel 4 is nominated, along with Between Life and Death, produced by BBC Productions/BBC Wales for BBC One, and Clover Films’ The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan for More4.
 

Nominations

Actor (Female)

Vicky McClure – This is England '86 A Warp Film for Channel 4

Natalie Press – Five Daughters BBC Productions for BBC One

Julie Walters – Mo ITV Studios for Channel 4

 

Actor (Male)

Johnny Harris – This is England '86 A Warp Film for Channel 4

David Tennant – Single Father Red Productions for BBC One

Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart Carnival Films for Channel 4

 

Arts

Genius of British Art (Episode 3: Howard Jacobson 'Flesh') Oxford Film and Television for Channel 4

Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art A Lone Star/National Theatre Production in association with Arts Council England and More4

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss BBC Productions/BBC Bristol for BBC Four

 

Children's Drama

Sarah Jane Adventures BBC Productions/BBC Wales for CBBC

Tracy Beaker Returns CBBC for CBBC

 

Children's Programme

Y Diwrnod Mawr - Sion Pyrs (My Big Day - Sion Pyrs) Ceidiog for S4C

Something Special CBeebies for CBeebies

Horrible Histories Lion Television in association with Citrus for CBBC

 

Scripted Comedy

The Inbetweeners ABwark Production for E4

Miranda BBC Productions for BBC Two

Rev Big Talk Productions for BBC Two

 

Comedy Performance

James Buckley - The Inbetweeners A Bwark Production for E4

Miranda Hart - Miranda BBC Productions for BBC Two

Tom Hollander - Rev Big Talk Productions for BBC Two

 

Daytime and Early - Peak Programme

Deal or No Deal An Endemol West Production for Channel 4

The Indian Doctor Rondo Media and Avatar Films for BBC One

Moving On - Sauce For The Goose LA Productions for BBC One

 

Documentary Series

Wormwood Scrubs Wild Pictures for ITV1

One Born Every Minute Dragonfly Productions for Channel 4

Welcome to Lagos KEO north for BBC Two

 

Single Documentary

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Firecracker Films for Channel 4

Between Life and Death BBC Productions/BBC Wales for BBC One

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan Clover Films for More4

 

Drama Serial

Any Human Heart Carnival Films for Channel 4

This is England '86 A Warp Film for Channel 4

Five Daughters BBC Productions for BBC One

 

Drama Series

Downton Abbey Carnival Films for ITV1

Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC One

Misfits Clerkenwell Films for E4

 

Single Drama

The Road to Coronation Street ITV Studios for BBC Four

The Song of Lunch BBC Productions/Masterpiece for BBC Two

Mo ITV Studios for Channel 4

 

Entertainment

The Million Pound Drop Remarkable Television, An Endemol Company, for Channel 4

The X Factor A talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV Production for ITV1

The Cube Objective Productions for ITV1

 

Entertainment Performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! / Britain's Got Talent ITV Studios for ITV1 / a talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV Production for ITV1

Charlie Brooker – Newswipe Zeppotron for BBC Four

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show So Television for BBC One

 

Features and Lifestyle Series

Pineapple Dance Studios Pulse Films for Sky1HD

Don’t Tell the Bride Renegade Pictures for BBC Three

The Great British Bake-Off Love Productions for BBC Two

 

History

Words of the Blitz ITV Studios for ITV1

At Home With The Georgians Matchlight for BBC Two

The Secret Life of the National Grid BBC Productions for BBC Four

 

International Award

True Stories: The Cove Vertigo Films for More4

Mad Men Lionsgate for BBC Four

Justified Sony Pictures Television for 5USA

 

Presenter

Piers Morgan - Piers Morgan's Life Stories ITV Studios for ITV1

Reggie Yates - Autistic Superstars Prospect Cymru Wales for BBC Three

Professor Brian Cox - Wonders of the Solar System BBC/Science Channel co-production for BBC Two

 

Nations and Regions Programme

Taggart STV Productions for STV, ITV and Alibi

Breaking the Silence Tern TV for BBC One Northern Ireland

Snowdonia 1890 Indus Television for BBC One Wales

 

Science & Natural History

Wonders of the Solar System BBC/Science Channel co-production for BBC Two

How Earth Made Us: Deep Earth BBC Productions for BBC Two

Lost Land of the Tiger BBC Natural History Unit for BBC One

 

Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street ITV Studios for ITV1

EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One

Casualty BBC Productions for BBC One

 

Writer - Comedy

Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong – Peep Show Objective Productions for Channel 4

Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine & Joanna Scanlan – Getting On Vera Productions for BBC Four

Graham Linehan – The I.T. Crowd talkbackTHAMES for Channel 4

 

Writer - Drama

Jack Thorne and Shane Meadows – This is England ’86 A Warp Film for Channel 4

Stephen Butchard - Five Daughters BBC Productions for BBC One

Neil McKay - Mo ITV Studios for Channel 4

 

Judges’ Award

This Award will be announced on the evening.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

This Award will be announced on the evening.

 

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