The Royal Television Society Scotland Announces Its 2019 Award Winners With Inaugural Award Given In Writer Category
RTS Scotland this year introduced the new Writer category which was awarded to Lorna Martin for Women On The Verge.
The Cry boasting six nominations secured the award for the Drama Category, with BBC Social winning the Short Form Category for which they received all three nominations.
MG ALBA also celebrated taking home three awards across its six nominations for Children’s, Comedy and Camera.
The prestigious RTS Scotland Award went to Stuart Cosgrove, Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive for his dedication to Scotland’s television industry.
The Royal Television Society’s (RTS) Scotland Centre announced last night the winners of the RTS Scotland Awards 2019 at a ceremony held at The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow. The event was hosted by presenter Jennifer Reoch and stand-up comedian and presenter Des Clarke. RTS Scotland this year introduced the new Writer category which was awarded to Lorna Martin for Women On The Verge.
The Cry boasting six nominations secured the award for the Drama Category, with BBC Social winning the Short Form Category for which they received all three nominations. MG ALBA also celebrated taking home three awards across its six nominations for Children’s, Comedy and Camera. The prestigious RTS Scotland Award went to Stuart Cosgrove, Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive for his dedication to Scotland’s television industry. In 2018, Cosgrove led the Scotland team, who campaigned successfully to bring one of the Channel 4 Hubs to Glasgow.
For the third year, the winner of the Young Journalist Award, this year awarded to Ceri Isfryn, received a prize of £1000 donated in memory of George Sinclair, the former BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs Editor, from the Sinclair Trust.
The RTS Scotland Awards celebrate the best productions, students and leaders in their craft across the nation with 25 categories including: Short Form; Sound; Factual Entertainment and Features; Student Award; Documentary and Specialist Factual: History; Animation and VFX; News; Current Affairs; Camera; Documentary and Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History; Daytime; Children’s; Sport – Programme; Sport – Live Event; Young Journalist; Graphics and Titling; Comedy; Documentary and Specialist Factual; On Screen Personality; Editing; Writer; Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts; Director; Drama and The RTS Scotland Award.
Lisa Hazlehurst, Head of Lion Television and Chair of the RTS Scotland Awards said “What a great year it has been for the creative industries in Scotland. We received a record number of entries with increased submissions for the Professional Excellence, Craft categories. Scotland’s Television industry continues to expand and the high standard of submissions demonstrate what brilliant programmes are being produced here.”
April Chamberlain, Chair of RTS Scotland, said “For 2019, we are delighted to have introduced a new Writer Award. We've had more Gaelic entries than ever before, plus a number of independent companies new to the RTS Awards submitting entries for the first time.”
Please see below the full list of nominations and winners:
WINNER – Time for Love BBC Scotland for BBC The Social
Little Girls Don't Stay Little Forever BBC Scotland for BBC The Social
Shamed BBC Scotland for BBC The Social
WINNER - Micheal MacKinnon / Savalas, Make Me Up Hopscotch Films for BBC Four
Nick Davis, Earth's Natural Wonders Serious Facilities for BBC One
Kevin Dallas, Scotland 78: A Love Story IMG Productions Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Factual and Entertainment Features
WINNER – Class of Mum and Dad Firecracker Scotland for Channel 4
Robbie Coltrane's Critical Evidence 2 IWC Media for C&I Channel
Supershoppers Firecrest Films for Channel 4
WINNER – What Separates Us From the Beasts Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Drama)
Cleaning in Progress Edinburgh College of Art (Animation)
Maroon by Rob Auton Glasgow Clyde College (Comedy & Entertainment)
War Museum University of Glasgow (Short Form)
The Bad Guy University of Stirling (Factual)
Documentary and Specialist Factual: History
WINNER – The Flu That Killed 50 Million BBC Studios for BBC Two
Glasgow, Love and Apartheid Hopscotch Films for BBC Two Scotland
Scotland From The Sky BBC Studios, Pacific Quay Productions for BBC One Scotland
Animation and VFX
WINNER – The Great War: An Orkney Memorial Experience Playdead for Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative
Death Defying Gauntlet Playdead for E4
Tha thu air Aigeann m’ Inntinn Am Bosca for BBC ALBA
WINNER – STV News STV
Reporting Scotland BBC Scotland
STV News North STV
WINNER – Disclosure: Suffer the Children BBC Scotland
Inside Facebook - Secrets of the Social Network Firecrest Films for Channel 4
Disclosure: Harmed By My Surgeon BBC Scotland
WINNER - Daibhidh Martin, Sùlaisgeir: An t-Sealg MacTV for BBC ALBA
Sam Chiplin Synchronicity Films for BBC One
Carlo D'Alessandro BBC Studios, Pacific Quay productions
Documentary and Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History
WINNER - The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History Tern Television Productions for BBC Four
Grizzly Bear Cubs & Me Hello Halo Productions & Oak Island Films for BBC Two
Sùlaisgeir: An t-Sealg MacTV for BBC ALBA
WINNER – Antiques Road Trip STV Productions for BBC One
Homes Under the Hammer Lion Television Scotland for BBC One
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Raise The Roof Productions for Channel 4
WINNER – Buidheagain Sorbier Productions for BBC ALBA
Last Commanders OMG Scotland/Panda Television for CBBC
Top Class ITV for CBBC
Sport – Programme
WINNER – Tommy Burns purpleTV for BBC ALBA
Sportscene Highlights BBC Sport Scotland for BBC Scotland
Hyundai Archery World Cup QTV Sports for NBC/KBS/Eurosport
Sport – Live Event
WINNER - The Betfred League Cup Final 2018 Sunset + Vine for BT Sport
Sportscene Scottish Cup Final BBC Sport Scotland for BBC Scotland
Scottish Cup Final 2018 Celtic v Motherwell Sky Sports
WINNER – Ceri Isfryn Firecrest Films for Channel 4
Louise Scott STV
Morgan Spence BBC Scotland
Graphics and Titling
WINNER - Peepshow, Angela Carter: Of Wolves & Women BBC Studios for BBC Two
D8, The Cry, D8 for BBC One
Danny Carr, Secrets of Cinema BBC Studios for BBC Four
WINNER – FUNC The Woven Thread for BBC ALBA
Gary Goes to Hollywood Objective Fiction/OMG Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Only An Excuse? The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland
Documentary and Specialist Factual
WINNER - Fashion's Dirty Secrets - Stacey Dooley Investigates Hello Halo Productions & Oak Island Films for BBC One
Scotland 78: A Love Story IMG Productions Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Earth’s Natural Wonders BBC Studios, The Science Unit for BBC One
On Screen Personality
WINNER – Sabrina Grant – Supershoppers Firecrest Films for Channel 4
Alice Roberts - Britain's Most Historic Towns IWC Media for Channel 4
Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer Raise The Roof Productions for Channel 4
WINNER - Berny McGurk, imagine... Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde BBC Studios for BBC One
Jonathan Seal, Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen BBC Studios for BBC Two
Alastair Reid Synchronicity Films for BBC One
WINNER - Lorna Martin, Women On The Verge Merman / House Productions for RTÉ2, W
Omar Raza, The Break: Soul Journey The Comedy Unit for BBC Three
Jacquelin Perske, The Cry, Synchronicity Films for BBC One
Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts
WINNER - imagine... Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde BBC Studios for BBC One
imagine... Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw The Line? BBC Studios for BBC One
Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires BBC Studios for BBC Two
WINNER - Simon Hynd, There She Goes Merman for BBC Four
Neil T Campbell, Sùlaisgeir: An t-Sealg MacTV for BBC ALBA
Glendyn Ivin, The Cry, Synchronicity Films for BBC One
WINNER – The Cry, Synchronicity Films for BBC One
Shetland Silverprint Pictures for BBC One
River City BBC Studios for BBC Scotland
The RTS Scotland Award
The industry award is for the outstanding contribution to television in Scotland. This could apply to any aspect of the industry, broadcasting, production or technical sectors in Scotland and beyond, with a particular focus on the past 12 months (January to December 2018).
This award is open to individuals, teams and organisations whose work, either in front of the camera or behind the scenes, should have made a significant and lasting impact on audiences and viewers in Scotland.
WINNER – Stuart Cosgrove
In 2018, Stuart Cosgrove led the Scotland team, who campaigned vigorously and successfully to bring one of the Channel 4 Hubs to Glasgow. A Creative Hub which will enable Channel 4 to harness the city’s rich cultural diversity, to further improve on-screen representation, and to work with the sector and the region’s educational establishments to grow the pipeline of new talent into the production and broadcast industries.
Unable to attend the awards, Stuart’s award was present to him ahead of schedule on 1st June whilst on air with his regular Saturday BBC Radio Scotland slot, Off The Ball.
About The Royal Television Society
From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.
As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.
The industry’s most talented individuals give us an insight into the work that goes into making cutting edge contemporary TV. From Government ministers and CEOs to workshops with great runners, our events look at every part of the business.
Our annual Television Journalism, Programme, Craft and Design, and Student Awards celebrate achievements across the broadcasting industry.
Each year, we offer Television Production and Technology bursaries to help those from less affluent backgrounds get a foothold in the industry, and Masterclass sessions bring together students, academics and industry heads.
Global television leaders gather to discuss what the future holds for television at our London Conference or the RTS Cambridge Convention.
Alongside our engaged community of over 4,800 full members, the Society is supported by Britain and the world's biggest broadcasters, producers and consultants, including Principal Patrons BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky.
Originally founded as the Television Society in 1927, the Society was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the RTS in 1997.
Today, 15 regional and national groups curate lively events and awards around the UK and Ireland, from Glasgow to Galway.
RTS Futures, which is aimed at those in their first two years of employment, organises an exciting roster of discussion, training and social occasions. Recent events have included workshops on learning how to format shows and how to survive as a freelancer, and expert panels explaining how to be the best researcher and how to make it on-screen.