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RTS honors “Paedophile Hunter,” “Live From Space”

Channel 4 nabbed five Royal Television Society Awards for non-fiction programming at the annual British TV industry showcase earlier this week. (Pictured: The Paedophile Hunter)
March 19, 2015

Channel 4 nabbed five Royal Television Society Awards for its non-fiction programming at the annual British TV industry showcase on Tuesday night (March 17).

The night’s big winner was the BBC, which won 18 awards overall – including the judges’ award for controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson – across non-fiction, drama, comedy, children’s and sports categories.

Channel 4 picked up honors for the Amos Pictures-produced The Paedophile Hunter (Single Documentary, pictured), Swan Films’ Grayson Perry: Who Are You? (Arts), Arrow Media’s Live From Space: Lap of the Planet (Science and Natural History), ITV Studios’ Couples Come Dine With Me (Daytime Program), and Shine TV/Bear Grylls Ventures’ The Island with Bear Grylls (Popular, Factual and Features).

BBC3 picked up two non-fiction awards for Life & Death Row (Documentary Series) and Our World War (History).

BBC1′sD-Day: The Heroes Return (Live Event) and ITV’s Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off (Presenter) rounded out the non-fiction winners.

Check out the full list of winners here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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