The Royal Television Society has announced the winners for the RTS Programme Awards 2009. The awards celebrate all genres of television programming and cover both national and regional output. The winners in the non-fiction categories are: Come Dine With Me (ITV Studios for Channel 4) for Daytime and Early Peak Programme, Baroque (ZCZ Films for BBC Four) for Arts, Wounded (BBC Productions for BBC One) for Documentary, Famous, Rich and Homeless (Love Productions for BBC One) for Constructed Factual Series, A History of Scotland (BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland) for Nations and Regions Programme, Heston’s Feasts – Heston’s Victorian Feast (Optomen Television for Channel 4) for Features and Lifestyle Series, Dating in the Dark (Initial, an Endemol Company, for LIVING) for Multi-Channel Programme Award, Louis Theroux – A Place for Paedophiles (BBC Productions for BBC Two) for Presenter and lastly, Inside Nature’s Giants (Windfall Films for Channel 4) for Science & Natural History. The Judges’ Award went to Norma Percy, the documentary director/producer of films such as Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace and Iran and the West.
- RS West ’18