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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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