RTS Announces Shortlist for The Programme Awards 2012

 

 

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, today announced the nominees for the RTS Programme Awards 2012.

Chaired by David Liddiment, the Awards honour excellence in key genres of television programming, from children's to drama, entertainment and soaps, to comedy performance and documentaries, covering both national and regional output. Held annually, the RTS Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programmes themselves.

The Awards will be hosted by award-winning comedian, writer and actress Jo Brand, at a ceremony on Tuesday 19 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Shortlisted categories:

Actor (Female)

Olivia Colman- Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One

Anne Marie Duff - Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One

Sheridan Smith - Mrs Biggs ITV Studios for ITV

 

Actor (Male)

Sean Bean - Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One

Lennie James - Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two

Oliver Lansley - Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story Mammoth Screen for BBC Wales for BBC One

 

Arts

All In the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4

Lucian Freud: Painted Life Blakeway for BBC Two

The South Bank Show: Grime, Bow & How UK  Hip Hop Found Its Voice Director's Cut for Sky Arts HD

 

Children's Drama

Mr Stink BBC Productions in association with Bert Productions for BBC One

Teulu Ty Crwn (The 'Ty Crwn' Family) Apollo/Fflic Co-Production, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C

Wolfblood CBBC Productions for CBBC

 

Children's Programme

Horrible Histories Lion TV in association with Citrus TV for CBBC

Newsround - Up and Away CBBC Productions for CBBC

Room on the Broom Magic Light Pictures for BBC One

 

Comedy Performance

Jessica Hynes - Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two

Ruth Jones - Stella Tidy Productions for Sky 1 HD

Jack Whitehall - Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4

 

Daytime Programme

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals Fresh One Productions for Channel 4

Remembrance Week Fever Media for BBC One

The Chase ITV Studios for ITV

 

Documentary Series

Our War BBC Productions for BBC Three

Protecting Our Children BBC Productions for BBC Two

The Year the Town Hall Shrank Blast for BBC Four

 

Drama Serial

Good Cop BBC Productions for BBC One

Parade's End Mammoth Screen for BBC Two

Room At The Top Great Meadow Productions for BBC Four and BBC Worldwide

 

Drama Series

Call the Midwife Neal Street Productions for BBC One

Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two

Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One

 

Entertainment

Britain's Got Talent Thames/Syco TV for ITV

Celebrity Juice Talkback Production Company for ITV2

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Series 2) Phil McIntyre Entertainments/Inner Circle Films for Watch

 

Entertainment Performance

Charlie Brooker - 10 O'Clock Live Zeppotron Productions for Channel 4

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! ITV Studios for ITV

will.i.am - The Voice UK A Wall to Wall Media & Talpa Production for BBC One

 

History

The Plot To Bring Down Britain's Planes Raw Television for Channel 4

The Secret History of Our Streets Century  Films and Halcyons Heart Films for BBC Two

Words of Captain Scott ITV Studios for ITV

 

International

Borgen DR for BBC Four

Girls HBO for Sky Atlantic HD

Homeland (Series 1) Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21 acquired by Channel 4

 

Live Event

London Paralympics 2012 Sunset+Vine/IMG Sports Media for Channel 4

Olympics 2012 BBC Productions for BBC

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert BBC Productions for BBC One

 

Nations and Regions Programme

Born to Lose STV for the STV Appeal

The Bank Of Dave (Episode 1) Finestripe Productions for Channel 4

The Story Of Wales Green Bay Media for BBC One Wales

 

Popular Factual and Features

Long Lost Family (Series 2) Wall to Wall Media for ITV

Make Bradford British Love Productions for Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off Love West for BBC Two

 

Presenter

Clare Balding - The Olympics BBC Productions for BBC

Dr James Fox - History of Art in Three Colours BBC Productions for BBC Four

Grayson Perry - All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4

 

Science and Natural History

Earthflight John Downer Productions for BBC One

Operation Iceberg BBC Productions for BBC Two

The Plane Crash Dragonfly Film and Television for Channel 4

 

Scripted Comedy

Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of my Life Baby Cow for Sky Atlantic HD

Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4

Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two

 

Single Documentary

7/7: One Day in London Minnow Films for BBC Two

Fy Chwaer A Fi (My Sister and Me) Bulb Films, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C

Lifers Century Films for Channel 4

 

Single Drama

Everyday Revolution Films for Channel 4

My Murder BBC Productions for BBC Three

The Hollow Crown: Richard II A Neal Street Productions Co-Production with NBC Universal and WNET Thirteen for BBC

 

Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street ITV Studios for ITV

EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One

Hollyoaks Lime Pictures for Channel 4
 

Writer - Comedy

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

John Morton - Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC One

Writing Team - The Thick of It (Series 4) BBC Productions for BBC Two

 

Writer - Drama

Robert Jones - Murder Touchpaper TV for BBC Two

Jed Mercurio - Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two

Steven Moffat - Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One

 

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Notes to editors:

About The Royal Television Society:

The Royal Television Society is Britain’s leading forum for television and related media. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in the medium.

The RTS was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the Society in 1997. The RTS brings together people to exchange ideas, debate and explore key issues. The RTS Awards are an internationally recognised hallmark for quality and originality.

For over 80 years, the RTS has provided the UK’s main platform for debate about the future of television. Its lectures, events and publications make a substantial contribution to raising standards and developing practice. The RTS organises dinners with influential speakers, lectures, monthly sessions on current issues, and the world famous biennial Cambridge Convention sets the agenda for the future.

Television, the leading UK monthly on television issues and broadcasting policy, is distributed free to members. Separate RTS Awards events cover Programme Making, Television Journalism, Craft and Design, Education, Students and Innovation.

Many of the Society’s dinners and conventions are oversubscribed. Patron and individual membership entitles members to priority applications and advanced booking.

There are 13 regional centres in the UK, and a Republic of Ireland Centre located in Dublin. Each Centre provides a mix of programme, technical, and craft events.

The Society is an educational charity, embracing all aspects of television, including the creative community, broadcasting, equipment manufacture, professional consultancy, journalism, design, research and development, cable, satellite, video and interactivity. The Society relies for its future on the contributions of individual members and corporate Patrons. Individual membership is available from £65.00 per year.

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