“Secret Life,” “Pets” win RTS Craft & Design awards

Pets - Wild at Heart and Secret Life of Twins (pictured) were among this year's non-fiction winners at the Royal Television Society's Craft & Design Awards.
December 1, 2015

Pets – Wild at Heart and The Secret Life of Twins are among this year’s non-fiction winners at the Royal Television Society’s Craft & Design Awards.

The awards, presented by the British forum for television and related media, consist of more than 29 categories and recognize a variety of skills and processes involved in program production.

Pets – Wild at Heart, a two-part BBC1 docuseries produced by John Downer Productions that reveals unique animal behavior, took home the Design & Craft Innovation award – one of three awards handed out at the discretion of the jury chairs.

Meanwhile, the Oxford Scientific Films-made Secret Life of Twins for ITV picked up the photography award for documentary/factual & non-drama productions.

The awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Susan Calman, took place last night (November 30) at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Winners are listed below:

Director  Non-Fiction
Colette Camden, What Do Artists Do All Day? Sue Webster, BBC Arts for BBC4

Photography – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama Productions
Brendan McGinty, Secret Life of Twins, Oxford Scientific Films for ITV

Editing  Documentary & Factual
Todd Downing, Welcome To Mayfair, CTVC for BBC2

Design & Craft Innovation
Pets – Wild At Heart Production Team, John Downer Productions for BBC1

For the complete list of winners, please click here.

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