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“The Murder Detectives” and “Hillsborough” vie for RTS Programme Awards

BBC2 documentary Hillsborough and Channel 4 docuseries The Murder Detectives are among the non-fiction nominees vying for the 2017 Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards. The annual awards ceremony — presented by the British ...
March 7, 2017

BBC2 documentary Hillsborough and Channel 4 docuseries The Murder Detectives are among the non-fiction nominees vying for the 2017 Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards.

The annual awards ceremony — presented by the British television forum — honors all genres of TV programming, as well as actors, presenters, writers and production teams.

This year’s single documentary nominees include VeryMuchSo’s Hillsborough (BB2), Wild Pictures’ The Forgotten Child (ITV) and Raw Cut TV’s The Murder of Sadie Hartley (ITV).

The science and natural history contenders are Ronachan Films’ First Contact: Lost Tribe of Amazon (Channel 4), The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge (co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm for BBC One) and RDF Television’s The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds (Channel 4).

Elsewhere, docuseries include KEO Films’ Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC2), Brook Lapping Productions’ Inside Obama’s White House (BBC2) and Film of Record’s The Murder Detectives (Channel 4).

Winners are to be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on March 21:

For a complete list of non-fiction nominees, please see below:

Single Documentary
Hillsborough — VeryMuchSo Productions for BBC Two
The Forgotten Children — Wild Pictures for ITV
The Murder of Sadie Hartley — Raw Cut TV for ITV

Science and Natural History
First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon — Ronachan Films for Channel 4
The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge — Silverback Films co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm for BBC One
The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds — RDF Television for Channel 4

Popular, Factual and Features
Employable Me — Optomen for BBC Two
First Dates — TwentyTwenty Television for Channel 4
SAS Who Dares Wins — Minnow Films for Channel 4

Live Event
Stand Up to Cancer — Princess Productions for Channel 4
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme — BBC Studios for BBC One and BBC Two
The Sound of Music Live! — ITV Studios Entertainment for ITV

History
Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes — 1895 Films for National Geographic
Saddam goes to Hollywood — Mentorn for Channel 4
The Aberfan Young Wives’ Club — Shiver Cymru for ITV 

Documentary Series
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe — KEO Films for BBC Two
Inside Obama’s White House — Brook Lapping Productions in association with Les Films d’Ici for BBC Two in co-production with Al Jazeera America and Arte France
The Murder Detectives — Films of Record for Channel 4

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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