RTS Yorkshire Awards 2011

On the 13th of June, Yorkshire’s television community gathered The Queens Hotel in Leeds to honour another year of excellence in television.

Mike Best, chairman of the RTS-Yorkshire branch said; “There is a wealth of experience and talent in the region and the work of this year’s winners highlights that. This year’s awards were a wonderful celebration of that talent. The competition in each and every category was extremely close, which just goes to show what a wealth of creativity we have on offer in Yorkshire.”

A Symphony for Yorkshire was the big winner of the evening. The BBC Yorkshire programme scooped four awards. Former BBC TV war reporter, Martin Bell was on hand to present the Journalist of the Year Award; the same award he himself won in 1977. The writer Kay Mellor was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award.

We are happy to list our deserving winners below:-

Unsung Hero
NICKY BALL Screen Yorkshire

Most Promising Newcomer
Sponsored by The University of York
CHARLIE MAY CLARK – SOUTH RIDING
BBC Drama Production North for BBC One

News Coverage
Sponsored by The Myerscough Charitable Trust & RTS Yorkshire
THE CROSSBOW CANNIBAL – CALENDAR
ITV Yorkshire

Promotion or Commercial Production
SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY – DREAM BIGGER DREAMS
Ink Films for Sheffield cinemas & online

Professional Excellence: Audio/ Visual
BBC, IOB and RTS projects
Andrew & Jonathan Dobson ADBS for BBC & Belron

Professional Excellence: Post Production & Special Effects
BBC, IOB and RTS projects
Andrew & Jonathan Dobson ADBS for BBC & Belron

Team of the Year
A SYMPHONY FOR YORKSHIRE
BBC Yorkshire

Cross Platform Production
Sponsored by PACE
A SYMPHONY FOR YORKSHIRE
BBC Yorkshire for BBC Local Radio, BBC online, YouTube, BBC Yorkshire and Cinemas

Independent Production Company of the Year
TRUE NORTH PRODUCTIONS

Journalist of the Year
NICOLA REES
Look North BBC Yorkshire

Music or Use of Music
Sponsored by Universal Publishing
A SYMPHONY FOR YORKSHIRE BBC Yorkshire

Factual Programme (Non Terrestrial or Regional)
BRITAIN’S UNDERWORLD
True North Productions for National Geographic

Factual Programme (Terrestrial)
Sponsored by National Media Museum & RTS Yorkshire
STEALING SHAKESPEARE
True North Productions for BBC One

Writer of the Year
LISA HOLDSWORTH for NEW TRICKS
Wall to Wall for BBC One

Drama or Entertainment
SOUTH RIDING
BBC Drama Production North for BBC One

Lifetime Achievement
Sponsored by BBC Yorkshire
KAY MELLOR