RTS Midlands Awards

RTS Midlands Awards

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Credit: John Bray, BBC

Comedians were the big winners at the RTS Midlands Awards - West Bromwich-born Frank Skinner received the Baird Medal in recognition of his contribution to television, while Coventry’s Guz Khan claimed three prizes for BBC Three sitcom Man Like Mobeen.

Khan won the Acting Performance (Male) and Outstanding New Talent awards, and was also named Best Writer, with the co-writer of Man Like Mobeen, Andy Milligan.

More than 300 people attended the awards ceremony, which was hosted by television presenter Trish Adudu, at Birmingham Town Hall in November.

ITV News Central took home a hat trick awards for News Programme of the Year; Journalist of the Year for Balvinder Sidhu; and Digital Creativity.

BBC Birmingham also won three awards for the documentary feature How the NHS Changed Our World: Birmingham Children’s Hospital; The One Show film Richie Anderson Coming Out (Short Form); and Laura Rollins for long-running BBC One drama Doctors (Acting Performance (Female)).

BBC Two single drama The Boy with the Topknot, made by Kudos in association with Parti Productions, was named Best Drama. The film is an adaptation of journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up in Wolverhampton.

“The range of programming being made in the Midlands is outstanding and tonight’s nominees and winners showed the region at its best,” said RTS Midlands Chair Caren Davies.

Click here to see a full list of the winners and nominees

The University of Worcester, Film Birmingham, BBC Midlands, Creative England and Channel 4 supported the RTS Midlands Awards.


Midlands Awards winners

Baird Medal 

Frank Skinner 

 

Single Television Drama or Drama Series

The Boy with the Topknot

Kudos in association with Parti Productions for BBC Two

 

Writer

Guz Khan and Andy Milligan

Man Like Mobeen

Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three

 

Acting Performance (Female)

Laura Rollins, Doctors

BBC Studios for BBC One

 
Acting Performance (Male)

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen

Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three
 

On Screen Personality

Mark Williams, Civilisations Stories

Zebra Digital for BBC One West Midlands

 

Outstanding New Talent

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen

Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three

 

Factual Entertainment/Popular Factual series

Travel Man: 48 hours in … Hong Kong

North One Television for Channel 4

 

Specialist Factual Content/Series/Programme

Hospital

Label1 Television for BBC Two

 

Single Documentary/Documentary Feature

How the NHS Changed Our World: Birmingham Children’s Hospital

BBC Birmingham for BBC One West Midlands

 

Journalist of the Year

Balvinder Sidhu

ITV News Central

 

News Programme of the Year

Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit Reprieve

ITV News Central

 

Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Inside Out East Midlands

BBC

 
Children’s

Jamie Johnson

Short Form Film for CBBC

 

Digital Creativity

ITV News Central

 

Short Form

Richie Anderson Coming Out, The One Show

BBC Birmingham for BBC One

 

Craft: Post-production

Rugby School

Affixxius Films

 

Craft: Production

All is Not Lost

Affixxius Film

 

 

All photos by John Bray, BBC

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Comedians were the big winners at the RTS Midlands Awards - West Bromwich-born Frank Skinner received the Baird Medal in recognition of his contribution to television, while Coventry’s Guz Khan claimed three prizes for BBC Three sitcom Man Like Mobeen.