“Gogglebox,” “Four Rooms” win RTS awards

Gogglebox (pictured), Four Rooms and presenter Stephen Fry won honors during the Royal Television Society's annual awards ceremony, which took place in London last night (March 18).
March 19, 2014

Gogglebox (pictured), Four Rooms and presenter Stephen Fry are among the non-fiction winners of this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) awards.

The awards, which honor achievements in British television across all genres, including factual, documentary, daytime and science and natural history, were handed out during a ceremony in London  on Tuesday night (March 18).

Studio Lambert and Channel 4′s Gogglebox claimed the award for popular factual and features; Boundless and Channel 4′s buying and selling series Four Rooms took home the daytime award; while Stephen Fry won best presenter for Maverick Television, Sprout Pictures and BBC2′s Stephen Fry – Out There.

BBC Natural History Unit’s blue-chip wildlife series Africa was the winner in the science and natural history category; BBC Arts’ BBC1 doc Imagine… Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny’s Pictures doc won in the arts category; and Twofour Broadcast’s Channel 4 series Educating Yorkshire won in the documentary series category.

The winner in the history category was Darlow Smithson’s Channel 4 program Richard III: King in the Car Park; and the single documentary winner was Windfall Films West’s Channel 4 doc The Murder Trial.

The Judges’ Award went to former BBC2 and BBC4 controller Janice Hadlow, who stepped down from that role in February to work as the British broadcaster’s controller of special projects and seasons.

For the complete list of winners, visit the RTS website.

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