Phyllis Logan honoured at RTS Scotland Awards

Phyllis Logan honoured at RTS Scotland Awards

Thursday, 4th July 2024
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Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket hosted an all-star ceremony celebrating the best of Scottish TV.

Big-hearted BBC Scotland drama Dog Days took home two of the top prizes from the RTS Scotland Awards.

Conor McCarron won the Actor – Male award for his performance as the musically talented Zoso, who is living rough on the streets of Dundee. Dog Days, which is made by Glasgow indie Channel X Hopscotch, also took the Drama prize.

Paisley-born Phyllis Logan was presented with the Actor – Female award for her performance in the long-running BBC police series Shetland, which is made by Silverprint Pictures.

Neil Forsyth won in the Writer category for the third and final series of the twisty Edinburgh thriller Guilt.

The Special Contribution Award was presented to editor Chris Buckland, who has multiple credits including Shetland and Guilt. Buckland also won the Post-production: Editing award for his work on Guilt.

STV News won both the News and Young Journalist awards, with the latter presented in memory of George Sinclair to sports reporter Ronnie Charters.

The Current Affairs award went to BBC Scotland’s flagship investigative series Disclosure for its episode ‘The Dog Dealers’.

The BBC’s much-loved sitcom Two Doors Down took home the Comedy award, while the Director – Scripted prize went to Simon Hynd for his work on another BBC comedy classic, Ghosts.

Wildlife presenter and camera operator Hamza Yassin received the On-screen Personality award, and the CBeebies show he presents, Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest, won the Children’s prize.

The BBC had a clean sweep in the Documentary and Specialist Factual categories, with Loch Ness: They Created a Monster, Becoming Frida Kahlo and Keeping It Up: The Story of Viagra taking the honours.

Singer and presenter Shereen Cutkelvin and actor/comedian Sanjeev Kohli presented the awards at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket in mid-June, while TV journalist Amy Irons interviewed the winners behind the scenes.

“This year’s ceremony has been an absolute blast. I’m blown away by what Scotland’s TV industry has achieved in 2023.” said Cutkelvin.

RTS Scotland Chair Stephen O’Donnell added: “TV is an exciting industry to work in, which brings joy, information, drama and insight to viewers across the world, and the talent and hard work that goes into creating the brilliant content that we’re celebrating is nothing short of exceptional.”

RTS Scotland Television Awards winners

RTS Special Contribution Award Chris Buckland

Impact Award – Firecrest Talent

Development – Firecrest Films for BBC Scotland

Drama – Dog Days – Channel X Hopscotch for BBC Scotland

Actor – Male – Conor McCarron, Dog Days – Channel X Hopscotch for BBC Scotland

Actor – Female – Phyllis Logan, Shetland – Silverprint Pictures for BBC One

Director – Non-scripted – Stephen Bennett, Keeping it Up: The Story of Viagra – Two Rivers Media for BBC Two

Director – Scripted – Simon Hynd, Ghosts – Monumental Television in association with Them There for BBC

Writer – Neil Forsyth, Guilt – Expectation and Happy Tramp for BBC Scotland/BBC Two

On-screen Personality – Hamza Yassin

Comedy – Two Doors Down – BBC Studios Comedy Productions for BBC One

Entertainment and Features – Designing the Hebrides – DSP for BBC Two and BBC Scotland

Documentary and Specialist Factual – Arts and History – Becoming Frida Kahlo – Rogan Scotland for BBC Two

Documentary and Specialist Factual – Loch Ness: They Created a Monster – Indelible Telly and Hopscotch Films for BBC Scotland

Documentary and Specialist Factual – Science and Natural History – Keeping It Up: The Story of Viagra – Two Rivers Media for BBC Two

News – STV News at Six (North) – STV

Young Journalist – Ronnie Charters – STV

Current Affairs – Disclosure: The Dog Dealers – BBC Scotland/Disclosure for BBC Scotland

Live Event – A Scottish Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication – BBC Scotland Productions for BBC One

Daytime – Make It at Market – Flabbergast TV for BBC One

Children’s – Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest – Hello Halo Kids for CBeebies

Short Form – Hen Do – Goldie Luck Productions for BFI Player

Camera – Fergus Gill, Scotland: The New Wild – Maramedia for BBC Scotland

Post-production – Editing – Chris Buckland, Guilt – Expectation and Happy Tramp for BBC Scotland/BBC Two

Post-production – Motion Design and Animation – Future Genesis: Oakley – Revenant for Oakley

Sound – Vigil – World Productions for BBC One

Student Award – Care – Edinburgh Napier University