Programme Awards 2009

Yorkshire favourite, Barry Cryer brought warmth and humour to last night’s Royal Television Society Yorkshire Centre annual awards, held at the Queens,   Leeds. Among the repeated winners were those associated with the hit television drama, Unforgiven as well as Leeds-based True North Productions. Recognising his long career as crime reporter, the BBC’s John Cunday was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. His reporting spans 35 years, covering news stories such as the Yorkshire Ripper, Hillsborough and the Shannon Matthews story.

Unforgiven won in the Best Drama Series category and Sally Wainwright took away the Writer of the Year award for the same programme.

But it was True North Productions that dominated the evening’s awards. The company’s winners included Nick Thorpe who won Picture Editor of the Year, Mark Stokes for Camerawork of the Year, and the company’s programme, Shannon – The Mother of all Lies winning Factual Programme of the Year (Terrestrial Network). True North also won Independent Production Company of the Year.

BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire were also big winners with reporter Jamie Coulson winning Television Journalist of the Year, Martin Armstrong winning Unsung Hero of the Year, and Inside Out’s Story of Michael Barnett winning Factual/Feature Programme of the Year (Regional).

Leeds Post won the Craft Team Award for Wire in the Blood for Coastal Productions, Andrew Dobson of Goodwood Productions for Sport England won Sport Coverage of the Year, and The British Transport Films for BBC English Regions for BBC Four won Factual Programme of the Year (Digital Channel).

 

WINNERS

Unsung Hero of the Year

MARTIN ARMSTRONG – BBC Look North, BBC Yorkshire

Nominees

ANDREW DOBSON – Goodwood Productions

LEEDS POST DUBBING DEPARTMENT – ITV Yorkshire

 

Best Music or Use of Music - Sponsored by DED GOOD MUSIC

UNFORGIVEN – Malcolm Lindsay for Red Production Company for ITV1

Nominees

O2 BLUEBOOK   Advertisement- Organiq Music –Terrestrial Channels//Cinema/Internet

 

Writer of the Year - Sponsored by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, Yorkshire 

SALLY WAINWRIGHT-Unforgiven. Red Production Company for ITV 1

Nominees

GUY ANDREWS – Lost in Austen.Mammoth Screen (Austen) Ltd for ITV1 

LISA HOLDSWORTH-Waterloo Road. Shed Productions for BBC One

 

Craft Team Award

LEEDS POST for Wire in the Blood, for Coastal Productions, ITV1

Nominees

LEEDS POST for Kudos Films, for BBC Three

UNFORGIVEN TEAM, Red Production Company for ITV1

 

Picture Editor of the Year

NICK THORP – True North Productions

Nominees

ANDI OLSSEN – Classlane Media

MARK ELLIOTT – Unforgiven,  Red Production Company

 

Camerawork of the Year

MARK STOKES – True North Productions

Nominees

MILES MASSEY – Massey Productions for BBC Inside Out & Brassneck TV for Channel 4

SEAN BOBBITT –Unforgiven, Red Production Company for ITV1

 

Independent Production Company of the Year - Sponsored by SCREEN YORKSHIRE

TRUE NORTH PRODUCTIONS

 

Television Journalist of the Year - Sponsored by YORKSHIRE FORWARD

JAMIE COULSON – BBC Inside Out, BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Nominees

PHILLIP NORTO-BBC Look North, BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

ANNE-MARIE TASKER-Calendar News, ITV Yorkshire

 

Sport Coverage of the Year

ANDREW DOBSON – Goodwood Productions for Sport England

Nominees

BBC LOOK NORTH-BBC Yorkshire

BBC LOOK NORTH-BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

 

Factual/Feature Programme of the Year (Regional)

INSIDE OUT- STORY OF MICHAEL BARNETT – BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Nominees

THE POLITICS SHOW-BBC Yorkshire & BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

YORKSHIRE’S PERFECT PINT-Cheeky Monkey Films for ITV Yorkshire

 

Factual Programme of the Year (Digital Channel)

THE BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS – BBC English Regions for BBC Four

Nominees

ABSOLUTELY CHUFFED – BBC Yorkshire for BBC Four & BBC Two

KILLER COUPLES-THE RAILWAY KILLERS – True North Productions for Crime & Investigation Network

 

Factual Programme of the Year (Terrestrial Network) 

SHANNON - THE MOTHER OF ALL LIES – True North Productions for BBC One

Nominees

ABSOLUTELY CHUFFED – BBC Yorkshire for BBC Four & BBC Two

ONE MAN AND HIS CANOE:THE JOHN DARWIN STORY – TRUE NORTH PRODUCTIONS for ITV1

 

Best Drama Series or Serial

UNFORGIVEN - Red Production Company For ITV1

Nominees

LOST IN AUSTEN - Mammoth Screen(Austen)Ltd for ITV1

HEARTBEAT - ITV Yorkshire For ITV1

 

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by YORKSHIRE SOCIETY

JOHN CUNDY