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“The Accused,” “The Detectives” up for RTS Programme Awards

BBC2 docuseries The Detectives: Murder on the Streets and Channel 5 documentary The Accused are among the non-fiction nominees vying for the 2018 Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards. The annual awards ...
March 7, 2018

BBC2 docuseries The Detectives: Murder on the Streets and Channel 5 documentary The Accused are among the non-fiction nominees vying for the 2018 Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards.

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

Nominated in the single documentary category this year are Brinkworth Films’ The Accused (pictured) for Channel 5, which provides insight into the trial of a mother accused of failing to protect her baby from a violent assault by her boyfriend; Raw TV’s Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me for BBC2, offering an inside look into the broadcaster and naturalist’s autistic world; and Only The Best Productions’ Rio Ferdinand Being Mum and Dad for BBC1, which follows the Manchester United centerback a year after the loss of his wife to cancer.

Vying for the Documentary Series award are Label 1′s Hospital (BBC2), True Vision’s true crime thriller Catching A Killer (Channel 4) and Minnow Films and The Open University’strue crime investigative series The Detectives: Murder on the Streets (BBC2).

Elsewhere, the science and natural history contenders are Planet Earth II for BBC1 and produced by BBC Studios The Natural History Unit with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Television; Guy Martin vs The Robot Car for Channel 4 and produced by North One Television; and Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family for Sky One and produced by Offspring Films.

The RTS Channel of the Year award, which was launched last year, will be contested by CBBC, BBC1 and Channel 5.

Winners are to be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on March 20.

A complete list of non-fiction nominees follows below. For more information on the 2018 RTS Programme Awards, click here.

Arts
Basquiat – Rage to Riches, A BBC Studios Production for BBC and PBS with THIRTEEN Productions for BBC2
Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories, Kismet Films for BBC2
Grayson Perry: Divided Britain, Swan Films for Channel 4

Documentary Series
The Detectives: Murder on the Streets, Minnow Films in association with the OU for BBC2
Hospital, Label 1 for BBC2
Catching A Killer, True Vision for Channel 4

Entertainment
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV Studios and Mitre Television for ITV
Murder in Successville, Tiger Aspect in association with Shiny Button Productions for BBC3
Love Island, ITV Studios/Motion Content Group for ITV2

Entertainment Performance
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, ITV Studios for ITV
Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing, BBC Studios for BBC1
Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh WIddecombe - The Last Leg, Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

Formatted Popular Factual
Muslims like Us, Love Productions for BBC1
Rich House, Poor House, Hat Trick Productions for Channel 5
The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve, Studio Lambert for BBC2

History
My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, Wall to Wall Media for BBC1
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents, 72 Films for BBC2
Black & British A Forgotten History, BBC Studios for BBC2

Presenter
Anita Rani - My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, Wall to Wall Media for BBC1
Grayson Perry – Grayson Perry: Divided Britain, Swan Films for Channel 4
Gordon Ramsay - Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine, Studio Ramsay/Objective Media Group for ITV

Science & Natural History

Planet Earth II, BBC Studios The Natural History Unit production with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Television for BBC1
Guy Martin vs The Robot Car, North One Television for Channel 4
Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family, Offspring Films for Sky One

Single Documentary
Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me, Raw for BBC2
Rio Ferdinand Being Mum and Dad, Only The Best Productions for BBC1
The Accused, Brinkworth Films for Channel 5

RTS Channel Of The Year
CBBC
BBC1
Channel 5

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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