Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
10/03/2014

RTS Holds West England Awards

News Image
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

www.rts.org.uk

(IT)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

26/02/2020
Apprentice Scheme In Post Production Launches
The UK government launched its Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017. For employers that spend £3million or more on payroll HMRC collects an additional 0.
10/01/2020
HD And High Dynamic Range Post-Production Update
It is commonly assumed in the broadcast business that HDR is the preserve of OTT-based channels like Amazon and NetFlix. A lot more HDR production is
06/01/2020
Registration Opens For The Media Production And Technology Show 2020
Registration has now opened for The Media Production and Technology Show 2020 (MPTS), which takes place 13-14 May at London Olympia. Featuring over 18
06/01/2020
White Mark Helps LIPA Build A Hub For Its TV/Film Production Course
LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts that was founded in 1995 by lead patron Sir Paul McCartney and Principal Mark Featherstone-Witty, ha
29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
13/04/2016
Production News : Nominations Announced For RTS Scotland Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for this year's RTS Scotland Awards 2016. The awards cover all forms of production in
06/02/2018
Nominations For RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 Announced
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Gues
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
06/03/2020
Gravity Media Nominated At RTS Programme Awards 2020
Gravity Media has been nominated in the Best Sports Programme category at the RTS Programme Awards 2020. Its UK Production & Content team (known at th
27/02/2020
Sennheiser Raises The Bar At 2020 Brit Awards
Sennheiser has once again raised the bar at the 2020 Brit Awards, with its microphones and IEM systems delivering sensational performances. Hosted by
04/11/2014
Production News - RTS Announces Craft & Design Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014. The winners will be announced at a ceremon
09/11/2007
BBC Natural History Unit Discover South America In 'Expedition' Series For BBC One
The BBC Natural History Unit, in partnership with Discovery, is venturing into remote rainforests, high mountains and raging underground rivers to unc
21/05/2015
RTS Announces Winners Of Scotland Awards 2014
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners of the RTS Scotland Awards 2014. Chaired by April Chamberlain, the awards cover all forms
25/09/2017
Production News : BBC Confirms Natural History Commissions
A total of five new Natural History commissions are to be made for BBC One and BBC Two it has been announced. The five programmes are Big Cats (w/t),