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“Phil Spencer Find Me A Home” among RTS Scotland award winners

The Royal Television Society’s Scottish arm, RTS Scotland, has unveiled the winners for the 2018 RTS Scotland Television Awards at a ceremony held last night (May 9) in Glasgow. The awards, ...
May 10, 2018

The Royal Television Society’s Scottish arm, RTS Scotland, has unveiled the winners for the 2018 RTS Scotland Television Awards at a ceremony held last night (May 9) in Glasgow.

The awards, which were hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch and comedian and radio host Des Clarke, recognize excellence and innovation across a wide range of genres and crafts of native production.

BBC Scotland was the top winner at this year’s awards show, garnering four awards in the production category. BBC2′s Trust Me I’m A Doctor Mental Health Special was honored in the Documentary and Specialist Factual category, while BBC1 Scotland’s Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game took home top prize in the Current Affairs segment.

Elsewhere, Raise the Roof Productions’ Phil Spencer Find Me a Home for Channel 4 won in the Factual Entertainment and Features category (pictured), while Darren Hercher Films’ Sighthill for BBC2 Scotland garnered the top prize in the Documentary and Specialist Factual category.

Hopscotch Films, meanwhile, took home the Documentary and Specialist Factual: History award for Brian Cox’s Russia for BBC Scotland; while Pacific Quay Productions was feted with the Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts award for BBC Scotland’s Terry Pratchett: Back in Black.

The Student Television Award for Factual went to Maria Craig, Josefin Dahlin, Hannah McKelvie and Joel Rock from the University of Stirling for their project Hear Me Now.

This year’s factual winners of the RTS Awards appear below, while the full list of winners can be found here.

Daytime
Live at Five, STV, for STV2

Factual Entertainment and Features
Phil Spencer Find Me a Home, Raise the Roof Productions, for Channel 4

Documentary and Specialist Factual
Sighthill, Darren Hercher Films, for BBC Two Scotland

Documentary and Specialist Factual: History
Brian Cox’s Russia, Hopscotch Films, for BBC Scotland

Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts
Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, Pacific Quay Productions, for BBC Scotland

Documentary and Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History
Trust Me I’m A Doctor Mental Health Special, BBC Scotland, for BBC2

Current Affairs Program
Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, BBC Scotland, for BBC1 Scotland

Student Television Award: Factual

Hear Me Now, by Maria Craig, Josefin Dahlin, Hannah McKelvie, Joel Rock, University of Stirling

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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