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10/03/2014

RTS Holds West England Awards

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) held its West of England Awards last night, welcoming the television and broadcast community of the west to the Bristol Old Vic.

The BBC had a successful evening, with the Natural History Unit scooping 11 awards for shows such as Africa, Wild Arabia and the Natural World strand, across a number of categories including Natural History Programme, Director/Producer and Children’s BBC Features received three awards for James Martin’s Food Map of Britain, DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need and Countryfile’s Ellie Harrison won Best Female On-Screen Talent.
Bill Bailey won the Male On-Screen Talent award and his show Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero took home the prize for Specialist Factual, as well as for Special Effects and Graphics. Bill also guest presented an award to writer Chris Chibnall, for his work on last year's ITV drama Broadchurch.
Other winners on the night included local independent production company Testimony Films who won International Documentary, Icon who won for Best Editing and Aardman who won two awards for their work in digital media and titles, promos and branding. Points West won out in the news category.
The Sir Ambrose Fleming Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to television in the RTS Bristol area went to Timeshift, BBC4‘s documentary strand. Richard Klein, Director of Factual at ITV and ex Controller of BBC4 talked about its importance in exploring Britain’s social and cultural history, as well as nurturing and developing new programme makers in Bristol and the West.

The full list of winners is as follows:

AWARD WINNERS

SHORT

Every Minute, The Giggle Group


ON-SCREEN TALENT

MALE ON-SCREEN TALENT

Bill Bailey, Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero, BBC Natural History Unit/Glassbox Productions

FEMALE ON-SCREEN TALENT

Ellie Harrison, Countryfile, BBC Features Production, Bristol

NEW ON-SCREEN TALENT

Radzi Chinyanganya, BBC Natural History Unit


DIGITAL MEDIA

MEDIA EFFECTIVENESS

Full Steam Ahead, Aardman Animations

COMPANION CONTENT

CBeebies Playtime App, Mobile Pie

DIGITAL INNOVATION

The Memory Dealer, U-Soap Media


NETWORK TELEVISION

NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMME

Wild Arabia, BBC Natural History Unit

SPECIALIST FACTUAL PROGRAMME

Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero, BBC Natural History Unit/Glassbox Productions

DOCUMENTARY

The Hotel, Series 3, Dragonfly Film and TV Productions

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY OR SERIES

The 9/11 Firehouse, Testimony Films

DAYTIME and EARLY PEAK

James Martin’s Food Map of Britain, BBC Features Production, Bristol

FEATURES and FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need, BBC Features Production, Bristol

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME

Wild, BBC Natural History Unit


CRAFT SKILL

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Rob Sullivan, Meet the Monkeys (Natural World) , BBC Natural History Unit

WRITER DRAMA, FACTUAL or ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Chibnall, Broadchurch, Kudos

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Africa camera team, Africa: Sahara, BBC Natural History Unit/Discovery Channel/CCTV9/France Television

SOUND

Matt Coster for Wild Arabia, Big Bang Post Production

MUSIC

Will Slater for Africa: Sahara, BBC Natural History Unit

SPECIAL EFFECTS and GRAPHICS

BDH for Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero, BBC Natural History Unit

TITLES, PROMOS and BRANDING

Aardman Animations for Darkside

EDITING

Rupert Troskie for Leopards: 21st Century Cats, Icon Films

BEST GRADING

Tim Bolt, Big Bang Post Production for The Great British Year, BBC Natural History Unit

BEST NEWCOMER

Matthew Thomas for A Very British Murder, BBC Arts Production, Bristol


REGIONAL TELEVISION

BEST SINGLE NEWS ITEM

Points West, Fake Bomb Detector, BBC West

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